Real Time Multiple Object Tracking Based on Active Contours

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Real Time Multiple Object Tracking Based on Active Contours
Abstract. In this paper our purpose is to present some solutions to multiple object tracking in an image sequence with a real time constraint and a possible mobile camera. We propose to use active contours (or snakes) modelling. Classical active contours fail to track several objects at once, so occlusion problems are difficult to solve. The model proposed here enables some topology change for the objects concerned. Indeed a merging and a splitting phases are respectively performed when two objects become close together or move apart. Moreover, these topology changes help the tracking method to increase its robustness to noise characterized by high gradient values. In the process we have elaborated, no preprocessing nor motion estimation (which are both time consuming tasks) is required. The tracking is performed in two steps that are active contour initialisation and deformation. The process supports non-rigid objects in colour video sequences from a mobile camera. In order to take a...
Sébastien Lefèvre, Nicole Vincent
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Authors Sébastien Lefèvre, Nicole Vincent
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