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A low cost FPGA system for high speed face detection and tracking

Paschalakis, S and Bober, M (2003) A low cost FPGA system for high speed face detection and tracking

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We present an FPGA face detection and tracking system for audiovisual communications, with a particular focus on mobile videoconferencing. The advantages of deploying such a technology in a mobile handset are many, including face stabilisation, reduced bitrate, and higher quality video on practical display sizes. Most face detection methods, however, assume at least modest general purpose processing capabilities, making them inappropriate for real-time applications, especially for power-limited devices,as well as modestcustom hardware implementations. We present a method which achieves a very high detection and tracking performance and, at the same time, entails a significantly reduced computational complexity, allowing real-time implementations on custom hardware or simple microprocessors. We then propose an FPGA implementation which entails very low logic and memory costs and achieves extremely high processing rates at very low clock speeds.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Paschalakis, S
Date : 1 January 2003
DOI : 10.1109/FPT.2003.1275750
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 13:45
Last Modified : 23 Jan 2020 18:49

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