A vision-based infant monitoring system using PT IP camera

Chiung Yao Fang, Chiao Shan Lo, Su Han Ho, Shih Hsien Chuang, Sei Wang Chen

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Abstract

This study proposes a vision-based infant monitoring system. The input videos are obtained from one PT(Pan Tilt) IP(Internet Protocol) camera set on a high point in a room. The proposed system consists of three major stages: tracking object (infant) initialization, infant tracking, and PT IP camera control. First, a codebook background subtraction algorithm is applied to extract the infant on the input frames and to construct a tracking feature model initially. Once the infant has been extracted, the system then tracks the infant by using the tracking feature model. Since the infants are not rigid objects, the tracking feature model should be updated automatically when the infants change their postures or positions. Moreover, the system also predicts infant actions and controls the PT IP camera movement to avoid the infant crawling or walking out of the monitoring scope. Finally, a retracking mechanism is used to retrack the infant to avoid mistracking. These strategies help the monitoring system works well. We hope the proposed method can be embedded into some healthcare systems in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Computer, Consumer and Control, IS3C 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages279-282
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509030712
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Aug 16
Event2016 IEEE International Symposium on Computer, Consumer and Control, IS3C 2016 - Xi'an, China
Duration: 2016 Jul 42016 Jul 6

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Computer, Consumer and Control, IS3C 2016

Other

Other2016 IEEE International Symposium on Computer, Consumer and Control, IS3C 2016
CountryChina
CityXi'an
Period16/7/416/7/6

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Keywords

  • Healthcare system
  • Infant detection
  • Infant tracking
  • Vision-based monitoring system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Control and Optimization

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Fang, C. Y., Lo, C. S., Ho, S. H., Chuang, S. H., & Chen, S. W. (2016). A vision-based infant monitoring system using PT IP camera. In Proceedings - 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Computer, Consumer and Control, IS3C 2016 (pp. 279-282). [7545190] (Proceedings - 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Computer, Consumer and Control, IS3C 2016). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IS3C.2016.80