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Dynamic approach for real-time skin detection

Bilal, Sara and Akmeliawati, Rini and Salami, Momoh Jimoh Eyiomika and Shafie, Amir Akramin (2012) Dynamic approach for real-time skin detection. Journal of Real-Time Image Processing. ISSN 1861-8200 (Print) 1861-8219 (Online) (In Press)

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Human face and hand detection, recognition and tracking are important research areas for many computer interaction applications. Face and hand are considered as human skin blobs, which fall in a compact region of colour spaces. Limitations arise from the fact that human skin has common properties and can be defined in various colour spaces after applying colour normalization. The model therefore, has to accept a wide range of colours, making it more susceptible to noise. We have addressed this problem and propose that the skin colour could be defined separately for every person. This is expected to reduce the errors. To detect human skin colour pixels and to decrease the number of false alarms, a prior face or hand detection model has been developed using Haar-like and AdaBoost technique. To decrease the cost of computational time, a fast search algorithm for skin detection is proposed. The level of performance reached in terms of detection accuracy and processing time allows this approach to be an adequate choice for real-time skin blob tracking.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5806/27841
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Rini Akmeliawati
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2012 10:46
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2013 07:47
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/27841

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