Automatic Method for Measuring Eye Blinks Using Split-Interlaced Images

  • Kiyohiko Abe
  • Shoichi Ohi
  • Minoru Ohyama
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5610)


We propose a new eye blink detection method that uses NTSC video cameras. This method utilizes split-interlaced images of the eye. These split images are odd- and even-field images in the NTSC format and are generated from NTSC frames (interlaced images). The proposed method yields a time resolution that is double that in the NTSC format; that is, the detailed temporal change that occurs during the process of eye blinking can be measured. To verify the accuracy of the proposed method, experiments are performed using a high-speed digital video camera. Furthermore, results obtained using the NTSC camera were compared with those obtained using the high-speed digital video camera. We also report experimental results for comparing measurements made by the NTSC camera and the high-speed digital video camera.


Eye Blink Interlaced Image Natural Light Image Analysis High-Speed Camera 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kiyohiko Abe
    • 1
  • Shoichi Ohi
    • 2
  • Minoru Ohyama
    • 3
  1. 1.College of EngineeringKanto Gakuin UniversityKanagawaJapan
  2. 2.School of EngineeringTokyo Denki UniversityTokyoJapan
  3. 3.School of Information EnvironmentTokyo Denki UniversityChibaJapan

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