An appearance based approach for human and object tracking

TitleAn appearance based approach for human and object tracking
Publication TypeConference Papers
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsCapellades MB, Doermann D, DeMenthon D, Chellappa R
Conference NameImage Processing, 2003. ICIP 2003. Proceedings. 2003 International Conference on
Date Published2003/09//
Keywordsalgorithm;, analysis;, background, basis;, by, Color, colour, correlogram, detection;, distributions;, frame, histogram, human, image, information;, object, processing;, segmentation;, sequences;, signal, subtraction, tracking;, video

A system for tracking humans and detecting human-object interactions in indoor environments is described. A combination of correlogram and histogram information is used to model object and human color distributions. Humans and objects are detected using a background subtraction algorithm. The models are built on the fly and used to track them on a frame by frame basis. The system is able to detect when people merge into groups and segment them during occlusion. Identities are preserved during the sequence, even if a person enters and leaves the scene. The system is also able to detect when a person deposits or removes an object from the scene. In the first case the models are used to track the object retroactively in time. In the second case the objects are tracked for the rest of the sequence. Experimental results using indoor video sequences are presented.