Real-time system for monitoring driver vigilance

Bergasa, Luis M.; Nuevo, Jesús
Year: 2005
Type of Publication: In Proceedings
Keywords: driver vigilance monitoring; nonintrusive prototype computer vision system; real-time system; computer vision; computerised monitoring; real-time systems; traffic engineering computing;
Volume: 3
Book title: Industrial Electronics, 2005. ISIE 2005. Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on
Pages: 1303 - 1308 vol. 3
Month: june
DOI: 10.1109/ISIE.2005.1529113
In this paper we present a non-intrusive prototype computer vision system for real-time monitoring driver's vigilance. It is based on a hardware system, for real time acquisition of driver's images using an active IR illuminator, and their software implementation for monitoring some visual behaviors that characterize a driver's level of vigilance. These are the eyelid movements and the pose face. The system has been tested with different sequences recorded on night and day driving conditions in a motorway and with different users. We show some experimental results and some conclusions about the performance of the system.
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