Real-time vision-based driver drowsiness/fatigue detection system

K. P. Yao, W. H. Lin, C. Y. Fang, J. M. Wang, S. L. Chang, S. W. Chen

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In this paper, a vision system for monitoring driver's vigilance is presented. The level of vigilance is determined by integrating a number of facial parameters. In order to estimate these parameters, the facial features of eyes, mouth and head are first located in the input video sequence. The located facial features are then tracked over the subsequent images. Facial parameters are estimated during facial feature tracking. The estimated parametric values are collected and analyzed every fixed time interval to provide a real-time vigilance level of the driver. A series of experiments on real sequences were demonstrated to reveal the feasibility of the proposed system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE 71st Vehicular Technology
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 IEEE 71st Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2010-Spring - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 2010 May 162010 May 19

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252


Other2010 IEEE 71st Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2010-Spring


  • Driver's vigilance monitoring
  • Facial parameters
  • Fuzzy reasoning
  • In-vehicle vision system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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