Improving face detection with depth

Gregory P. Meyer, Steven Alfano, Mink N. Do

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Abstract

Face detection serves an important role in many computer vision systems. Typically, a face detector identifies faces within a grayscale or color image. Due to the recent increase in consumer depth cameras, obtaining both color and depth images of a scene has never been easier. We propose a technique that utilizes depth information to improve face detection. Standard face detection methods, such as the Viola-Jones object detection framework, detects faces by searching an image at every location and scale. Our method increases the speed and accuracy of the Viola-Jones face detector by utilizing depth data to constrain the detector's search over the image. Leveraging a Kinect camera, we are able to detect faces 3.5× faster, while greatly reducing the amount of false positives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1288-1292
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479999880
DOIs
StatePublished - May 18 2016
Event41st IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2016 - Shanghai, China
Duration: Mar 20 2016Mar 25 2016

Publication series

NameICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
Volume2016-May
ISSN (Print)1520-6149

Other

Other41st IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2016
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period3/20/163/25/16

Keywords

  • Depth Cameras
  • Face Detection
  • Kinect
  • Real-time

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Meyer, G. P., Alfano, S., & Do, M. N. (2016). Improving face detection with depth. In 2016 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2016 - Proceedings (pp. 1288-1292). [7471884] (ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings; Vol. 2016-May). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICASSP.2016.7471884