Fast eye detection using different color spaces

Shuo Chen, Chengjun Liu

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6 Scopus citations

Abstract

This paper presents a fast method for detecting the center of the eye in color face images using different color spaces. Specifically, this method consists of three stages. First, a color face image is transformed from the RGB color space to the YUV color space to extract the U color component image, whose binary image is utilized by projection functions to roughly locate the eye boundaries. Second, the center of the eye is identified within the eye boundaries through two different approaches: one approach converts the RGB image to a gray scale image and pinpoints the center of the eye with the lowest intensity value, while the other approach transforms the color image from the RGB color space to the HSV color space and singles out the center of the eye with the largest intensity variation compared with its 8-neighbors in the H color component image. Note that the better result due to these two approaches is chosen as the center of the eye. Finally, the center of the eye is adjusted based on the prior knowledge of anthropometry for further improving the accuracy of eye detection. Experiments using 974 randomly chosen Face Recognition Grand Challenge (FRGC) images show the feasibility of our eye detection method. In particular, the eye detection rate of both eye centers being accurately detected is 95.4%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2011 - Conference Digest
Pages521-526
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 23 2011
Event2011 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2011 - Anchorage, AK, United States
Duration: Oct 9 2011Oct 12 2011

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
ISSN (Print)1062-922X

Other

Other2011 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2011
CountryUnited States
CityAnchorage, AK
Period10/9/1110/12/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction

Keywords

  • Color Space
  • Eye Detection
  • Face Recognition Grand Challenge (FRGC)
  • Projection Function

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