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Room occupancy measurement using low-resolution infrared cameras.

Berger, Martin; Armitage, Alistair


Martin Berger

Alistair Armitage


Measuring room occupancy has always been a desirable endeavour. This could be for security reasons, to save energy or simply for statistical reasons. Recently the use of thermal imaging systems in this area has increased as these systems became cheaper and therefore more attractive. This paper investigates room occupancy measurement using a low resolution (16x16 Pixel) infrared camera. After giving a short overview of application areas, the chosen people detection algorithm is outlined. This includes the introduction of a novel method for blob classification, using morphological
area adjustment.

Conference Name IET Irish Systems & Signals Conference
Start Date Jun 1, 2010
End Date Jun 1, 2010
Publication Date 2010
Deposit Date Aug 30, 2010
Publicly Available Date Dec 31, 2010
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Pages 249-254
Keywords People Detection; occupancy measurement; thermal imagery; blob detection; low-resolution; infrared;
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Contract Date Aug 30, 2010


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