Classifiers for Driver Activity Monitoring

The goal of this work is the detection and classification of driver activities in an automobile using computer vision. To this end, this paper presents a novel two-step classification algorithm, namely, an unsupervised clustering algorithm for grouping the actions of a driver during a certain period of time, followed by a supervised activity classification algorithm. The main contribution of this work is the combination of the two methods to provide a computationally fast solution for deployment in real-world scenarios that is robust to illumination and segmentation issues under most conditions experienced in the automobile environment. The unsupervised clustering groups the actions of the driver based on the relative motion detected using a skin-color segmentation algorithm, while the activity classifier is a binary Bayesian eigenimage classifier. Activities are grouped as safe or unsafe and the results of the classification are shown on several subjects obtained from two distinct driving video sequences.


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  • Accession Number: 01049731
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 25 2007 3:48PM