Facial Parts Recognition by Hierarchical Tracking from Motion Image and Its Application

Takuma FUNAHASHI  Tsuyoshi YAMAGUCHI  Masafumi TOMINAGA  Hiroyasu KOSHIMIZU  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E87-D   No.1   pp.129-135
Publication Date: 2004/01/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Machine Vision Applications)
Category: Face
Keyword: 
face tracking,  PTZ camera,  PC image processing,  facial parts recognition,  human interface,  

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Summary: 
Faces of a person performing freely in front of the camera can be captured in a sufficient resolution for facial parts recognition by the proposed camera system enhanced with a special PTZ camera. Head region, facial parts regions such as eyes and mouth and the borders of facial parts are extracted hierarchically by being guided by the irises and nostrils preliminarily extracted from the images of PTZ camera. In order to show the effectivity of this system, we proposed a possibility to generate the borders of facial parts of the face for the facial caricaturing and to introduce eye-contacting facial images which can eye-contact bilaterally with each other on the TV conference environment.