ORNL Invention has Multiple Applications for Security and Surveillance
Computer scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have secured a patent for a sophisticated object detection system using a robust algorithm that works with a video recording apparatus to detect, count, and analyze regions of activity in crowds. The algorithm selects regions of coherent motion in both time and space, and then identifies sets of tracks that may contain objects of interest. Practical applications could include the detection and counting of any kind of moving object, estimating crowd size for event management and planning, and security and surveillance.
View the patent at DOepatents or read more about their multiple object detection system.
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