November 25, 2006

Description of Further possible Developments to the Project

Here is my contribution. Keep everyone posted on progress!

Description of Further possible Developments to the Project:

Four main ideas were identified to expand and/or enhance the project. The following ideas were decided upon based on what would improve the use of the system for the user, by making it easier to use or improving its accuracy or functionality.
The first suggestion is to improve the speed of the algorithm used, so that the system will be capable of tracking a person who is travelling at a much higher speed than currently catered for. This will involve speeding up the running time of the algorithm in question, possibly by removing more of the redundant data being processed, or by finding a better method of comparing models.
The second suggestion is to introduce functionality capable of tracking multiple people within the same image. This would mean that the two people would have to wear different coloured clothing, or some method should be implemented to distinguish between them.
The third suggestion for improvement would be to explore the problems in tracking a person wearing a multi-coloured shirt further. The aim of this would be to tweak the histogram algorithm already in place to remove redundant background information picked up as part of the blob, thus making the method more accurate.
The fourth suggestion is to effectively remove the initial start-up phase which is currently required to create the blob mask. To achieve this, the system would need to be capable of dynamic person recognition, whereby it could recognise and create a mask of a person anywhere within an image, and continue to track that person based on the model created from this mask.

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