An Intelligent Surveillance System for Dangerous Situation Detection in Home Environments
Abstract: In this paper we address the problem of human posture classification, in particular focusing to an indoor surveillance application. The approach was initially inspired to a previous works of Haritaoglou et al.  that uses histogram projections to classify people’s posture. Projection histograms are here exploited as the main feature for the posture classification, but, differently from , we propose a supervised statistical learning phase to create probability maps adopted as posture templates. Moreover, camera calibration and homography are included to solve perspective problems and to improve the precision of the classification. Furthermore, we make use of a finite state machine to detect dangerous situations as falls and to activate a suitable alarm generator. The system works on-line on standard workstations with network cameras.
Citation:Cucchiara, Rita; Prati, Andrea; Vezzani, Roberto "An Intelligent Surveillance System for Dangerous Situation Detection in Home Environments" INTELLIGENZA ARTIFICIALE, vol. 1 (1), pp. 11 -15 , 2004