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Sensors 2015, 15(9), 21898-21930; doi:10.3390/s150921898

Human Age Estimation Method Robust to Camera Sensor and/or Face Movement

Division of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Dongguk University, 30, Pildong-ro 1-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-715, Korea
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Received: 9 July 2015 / Revised: 12 August 2015 / Accepted: 25 August 2015 / Published: 31 August 2015
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)

Abstract

Human age can be employed in many useful real-life applications, such as customer service systems, automatic vending machines, entertainment, etc. In order to obtain age information, image-based age estimation systems have been developed using information from the human face. However, limitations exist for current age estimation systems because of the various factors of camera motion and optical blurring, facial expressions, gender, etc. Motion blurring can usually be presented on face images by the movement of the camera sensor and/or the movement of the face during image acquisition. Therefore, the facial feature in captured images can be transformed according to the amount of motion, which causes performance degradation of age estimation systems. In this paper, the problem caused by motion blurring is addressed and its solution is proposed in order to make age estimation systems robust to the effects of motion blurring. Experiment results show that our method is more efficient for enhancing age estimation performance compared with systems that do not employ our method. View Full-Text
Keywords: affective interface for entertainment; human age estimation; blurring effect of camera sensor affective interface for entertainment; human age estimation; blurring effect of camera sensor
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Nguyen, D.T.; Cho, S.R.; Pham, T.D.; Park, K.R. Human Age Estimation Method Robust to Camera Sensor and/or Face Movement. Sensors 2015, 15, 21898-21930.

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