Human Detection Based on the Generation of a Background Image and Fuzzy System by Using a Thermal Camera
AbstractRecently, human detection has been used in various applications. Although visible light cameras are usually employed for this purpose, human detection based on visible light cameras has limitations due to darkness, shadows, sunlight, etc. An approach using a thermal (far infrared light) camera has been studied as an alternative for human detection, however, the performance of human detection by thermal cameras is degraded in case of low temperature differences between humans and background. To overcome these drawbacks, we propose a new method for human detection by using thermal camera images. The main contribution of our research is that the thresholds for creating the binarized difference image between the input and background (reference) images can be adaptively determined based on fuzzy systems by using the information derived from the background image and difference values between background and input image. By using our method, human area can be correctly detected irrespective of the various conditions of input and background (reference) images. For the performance evaluation of the proposed method, experiments were performed with the 15 datasets captured under different weather and light conditions. In addition, the experiments with an open database were also performed. The experimental results confirm that the proposed method can robustly detect human shapes in various environments. View Full-Text
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Jeon, E.S.; Kim, J.H.; Hong, H.G.; Batchuluun, G.; Park, K.R. Human Detection Based on the Generation of a Background Image and Fuzzy System by Using a Thermal Camera. Sensors 2016, 16, 453.
Jeon ES, Kim JH, Hong HG, Batchuluun G, Park KR. Human Detection Based on the Generation of a Background Image and Fuzzy System by Using a Thermal Camera. Sensors. 2016; 16(4):453.Chicago/Turabian Style
Jeon, Eun S.; Kim, Jong H.; Hong, Hyung G.; Batchuluun, Ganbayar; Park, Kang R. 2016. "Human Detection Based on the Generation of a Background Image and Fuzzy System by Using a Thermal Camera." Sensors 16, no. 4: 453.
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