Volume 3, Issue 5, May 13

A Robust Hybrid Design for Driver Fatigue Detection [Download Paper]

Ijaz Khan, Hadi Abdullah and Mohd Shamian Bin Zainal

Abstract— This paper presents a robust design for fatigue detection that analyse yawning and eyes status of driver to detect driver’s level of vigilance. This system consists of seven stages starting from face detection. Combination of Viola Jones and skin color faces detection techniques are used for face detection in parallel that makes the design more accurate and fast. Both techniques are applied to detect face simultaneously. The technique that first detects face passes the image to next level, while image processed by second techniques is discarded. Snake counter is applied to track the detected face. Eyes and mouth are detected by using eye and mouth maps. To avoid complicated calcula- tions to detect eyes and mouth in each image a snake counter is applied to track them continuously. The system uses skin color pixel information and a threshold to differentiate between eye and closed eyes. Using variation information of snake counter the system detects yawning state of driver. Yawning and closed eyes detection combined with two face detection techniques not only makes this system fast but also provides accuracy. 


On the Implementation of IP Video Surveillance Systems 
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Victor.Olugbemiga Matthews, Felix Opeyemi Olowononi and Dike Ike

Abstract - Research breakthroughs in areas like the Integrated Circuits technology, Digital Signal Processing and the growing implications of the convergence of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) based on the Internet Protocol has in turn had a great effect on the trends in the video surveillance industry and market. With the rising spate of crime and security challenges all over the world, there is a very urgent need for comprehensive security and surveillance solutions to augment human resources and efforts. The traditional CCTV systems which are analog based are now being replaced by Internet Protocol (IP) cameras or network video surveillance systems due to the growing availability of faster and cheap broadband internet access. There is continuous activity in the industry as manufacturing companies introduce products with better functionalities to survive in the keenly competitive market. The implications of the implementation of network cameras are numerous to companies, business enterprises, government corporations and even individuals. This paper therefore focuses on reviewing past, present and future trends in the IP video surveillance world as regards to technology and market developments with the aim of recommending it as a tool for optimum efficiency for security agencies.