Head tracking using particle filter with intensity gradient and color histogram

Xinyu Xu, Baoxin Li

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Abstract

This paper presents a method for tracking human head using a particle filter to naturally integrate two complementary cues: intensity gradient and color histogram. The shape of the head is modeled as an ellipse, along which an intensity gradient is estimated, while the interior appearance is modeled using a color histogram. These two cues play complementary roles in tracking a human head with free rotation on a cluttered background. To evaluate the tracker performance, we test with both synthetic image sequences and real sequences. Experiments show that the tracker is robust to 360-degree rotation of the head on a cluttered background.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2005
Pages888-891
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
EventIEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2005 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Jul 6 2005Jul 8 2005

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2005
Volume2005

Other

OtherIEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2005
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period7/6/057/8/05

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Xu, X., & Li, B. (2005). Head tracking using particle filter with intensity gradient and color histogram. In IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2005 (pp. 888-891). [1521566] (IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2005; Vol. 2005). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICME.2005.1521566