On-line Face Tracking Using a Feature-Driven Level Set

Derek Magee, Bastian Leibe
British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC'03)

An efficient and general framework for the incorporation of statistical prior information, based on a wide variety of detectable point features, into level set based object tracking is presented. Level set evolution is based on the maximisation of a set of likelihoods on mesh values at features, which are located using a stochastic sampling process. This evolution is based on the interpolation of likelihood gradients using kernels centred at the features. Feature detectors implemented are based on moments of colour histogram segmented images and learned image patches located using normalised correlation, although a wide variety of feature detectors could be used. A computationally efficient level set implementation is presented along with a method for the incorporation of a motion model into the scheme.

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