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The use of computer vision techniques to augment home based sensorised environments

Uhrikova, Z, Nugent, CD and Hlavac, V (2008) The use of computer vision techniques to augment home based sensorised environments. In: 30th Annual International IEEE Engineering and Medicine and Biology Society, Vancouver. UNSPECIFIED. 4 pp. [Conference contribution]

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DOI: 10.1109/IEMBS.2008.4649720


Technology within the home environment is becoming widely accepted as a means to facilitate independent living. Nevertheless, practical issues of detecting different tasks between multiple persons within the same environment along with managing instances of uncertainty associated with recorded sensor data are two key challenges yet to be fully solved. This work presents details of how computer vision techniques can be used as both alternative and complementary means in the assessment of behaviour in home based sensorised environments. Within our work we assessed the ability of vision processing techniques in conjunction with sensor based data to deal with instances of multiple occupancy. Our Results indicate that the inclusion of the video data improved the overall process of task identification by detecting and recognizing multiple people in the environment using color based tracking algorithm.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Poster)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Smart Environments
ID Code:7053
Deposited By: Professor Christopher Nugent
Deposited On:28 Jan 2010 09:24
Last Modified:29 Apr 2015 12:12

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