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Using Red-Eye to improve face detection in low quality video images Richard Youmaran
 

Summary: Using Red-Eye to improve face detection in low quality video images
Richard Youmaran
School of Information Technology
University of Ottawa, Canada
youmaran@site.uottawa.ca
Andy Adler
School of Information Technology
University of Ottawa, Canada
adler@site.uottawa.ca
Abstract
This paper presents a method to improve face detection by locating
eyes in an image using infrared (IR) light. IR light produces Red-Eye
effect making the pupil to shine more than in normal lighting con-
ditions. The location of the eyes and the face contour are computed
from the IR images using a collection of image processing techniques.
The algorithm operates on gray images under a variety of skin tones,
eye colors, angles, and illuminations. The developed method analyzes
two consecutive frames where the first one is taken under regular illu-
mination with no IR and the second one using IR in order to facilitate
eye detection for subjects wearing glasses.

  

Source: Adler, Andy - Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences