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Improvement of Robustness of Nostrils Detection by Specifying the Existable 3D Domain of Nostrils Based on Stereo Measurements of Nostrils and Pupils

  • Yoshinobu EbisawaEmail author
  • Kiyotaka Fukumoto
  • Hiroaki Tanaka
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 528)

Abstract

In the head pose detection system based on 3D positions of the pupils and nostrils which are detected using two stereo-calibrated video cameras and near-infrared light sources, the nostril detection supports the pupil detection as well as the head pose detection. However, the shadows of the nose due to the illumination of the light sources tend to cause the false detection of the nostrils. In order to improve the nostril detection, the present paper proposes a geometrical method using the 3D domain determined as the nostril existable range relative to two pupils considering the horizontal and vertical eyeball rotation. The experimental results show the improvement of the nostril detection.

Keywords

Nostril detection Head pose detection Pupil detection 

References

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshinobu Ebisawa
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kiyotaka Fukumoto
    • 1
  • Hiroaki Tanaka
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of EngineeringShizuoka UniversityHamamatsuJapan

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