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Advances in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

Human Recognition at a Distance in Video

Authors: Bhanu, Bir, Han, Ju

  • Addresses the fundamental problems associated with gait and face-based human recognition from video data acquired from a distance Examines methods for human recognition using 3D gait biometrics, and for the super-resolution of facial imagery obtained at different angles
  • Investigates integrated systems that detect and fuse both gait and face biometrics
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Most biometric systems employed for human recognition require physical contact with, or close proximity to, a cooperative subject. Far more challenging is the ability to reliably recognize individuals at a distance, when viewed from an arbitrary angle under real-world environmental conditions. Gait and face data are the two biometrics that can be most easily captured from a distance using a video camera.

This comprehensive and logically organized text/reference addresses the fundamental problems associated with gait and face-based human recognition, from color and infrared video data that are acquired from a distance. It examines both model-free and model-based approaches to gait-based human recognition, including newly developed techniques where both the model and the data (obtained from multiple cameras) are in 3D. In addition, the work considers new video-based techniques for face profile recognition, and for the super-resolution of facial imagery obtained at different angles. Finally, the book investigates integrated systems that detect and fuse both gait and face biometrics from video data.

Topics and features:

  • Discusses a framework for human gait analysis based on Gait Energy Image, a spatio-temporal gait representation
  • Evaluates the discriminating power of model-based gait features using Bayesian statistical analysis
  • Examines methods for human recognition using 3D gait biometrics, and for moving-human detection using both color and thermal image sequences
  • Describes approaches for the integration of face profile and gait biometrics, and for super-resolution of frontal and side-view face images
  • Introduces an objective non-reference quality evaluation algorithm for super-resolved images
  • Presents performance comparisons between different biometrics and different fusion methods for integrating gait and super-resolved face from video

This unique and authoritative text is an invaluable resource for researchers and graduate students of computer vision, pattern recognition and biometrics. The book will also be of great interest to professional engineers of biometric systems.

Dr. Bir Bhanu is Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering, and Director of the Center for Research in Intelligent Systems, at the University of California, Riverside, USA.

Dr. Ju Han is a Specialist at the Energy Biosciences Institute, a joint appointment with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley, USA.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bhanu, Bir (et al.)

    Pages 3-9

  • Gait Representations in Video

    Bhanu, Bir (et al.)

    Pages 13-24

  • Model-Free Gait-Based Human Recognition in Video

    Bhanu, Bir (et al.)

    Pages 25-56

  • Discrimination Analysis for Model-Based Gait Recognition

    Bhanu, Bir (et al.)

    Pages 57-64

  • Model-Based Human Recognition—2D and 3D Gait

    Bhanu, Bir (et al.)

    Pages 65-94

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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-2604-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Recognition at a Distance in Video
Authors
Series Title
Advances in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-85729-124-0
DOI
10.1007/978-0-85729-124-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-85729-123-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-2604-1
Series ISSN
2191-6586
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 253
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