Computer-Aided Analysis of Pedestrians’ Motion Behavior Using Video Frames

  • Ioannis Tzouvadakis
  • Athanassios Stamos
  • Dimitra Vassilaki
Part of the Springer Optimization and Its Applications book series (SOIA, volume 56)


This chapter aims to present the evolution of technical software which decodes the behavior of people who walk in the urban environment. It uses and analyzes video frames of a region which are recorded by a stationary, run-of-the-mill video camera. The software is able to track semi-automatically the motion of targets in a region of interest and produce the route of the targets in a drawing environment and in a world coordinate system. The photogrammetric Direct Linear Transform (DLT) method with known terrain is used to extract the information from single video frames, simultaneously correcting the nonmetric cameras’ systematic errors. The Least Squares Method is employed to achieve increased accuracy.


Control Point Video Camera Digital Elevation Model Flat Surface Video Frame 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ioannis Tzouvadakis
    • 1
  • Athanassios Stamos
    • 1
  • Dimitra Vassilaki
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Civil EngineeringNTUAZografosGreece

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