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Sensors 2015, 15(6), 13459-13476;

Multiple Human Tracking Using Binary Infrared Sensors

The University of Aizu, Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima 965-8580, Japan
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Academic Editor: Yoshiteru Ishida
Received: 31 March 2015 / Accepted: 1 June 2015 / Published: 8 June 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue State-of-the-Art Sensors Technology in Japan 2015)
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To create a context-aware environment, human locations and movement paths must be considered. In this paper, we propose an algorithm that tracks human movement paths using only binary sensed data obtained by infrared (IR) sensors attached to the ceiling of a room. Our algorithm can estimate multiple human movement paths without a priori knowledge of the number of humans in the room. By repeating predictions and estimations of human positions and links from the previous human positions to the estimated ones at each time period, human movement paths can be estimated. Simulation-based evaluation results show that our algorithm can dynamically trace human movement paths. View Full-Text
Keywords: infrared sensor; multiple human tracking; privacy infrared sensor; multiple human tracking; privacy

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Miyazaki, T.; Kasama, Y. Multiple Human Tracking Using Binary Infrared Sensors. Sensors 2015, 15, 13459-13476.

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