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Context Change Detection for an Ultra-Low Power Low-Resolution Ego-Vision Imager

Abstract: With the increasing popularity of wearable cameras, such as GoPro or Narrative Clip, research on continuous activity monitoring from egocentric cameras has received a lot of attention. Research in hardware and software is devoted to find new efficient, stable and long-time running solutions; however, devices are too power-hungry for truly always-on operation, and are aggressively duty-cycled to achieve acceptable lifetimes. In this paper we present a wearable system for context change detection based on an egocentric camera with ultra-low power consumption that can collect data 24/7. Although the resolution of the captured images is low, experimental results in real scenarios demonstrate how our approach, based on Siamese Neural Networks, can achieve visual context awareness. In particular, we compare our solution with hand-crafted features and with state of art technique and propose a novel and challenging dataset composed of roughly 30000 low-resolution images.


Paci, Francesco; Baraldi, Lorenzo; Serra, Giuseppe; Cucchiara, Rita; Benini, Luca "Context Change Detection for an Ultra-Low Power Low-Resolution Ego-Vision Imager" Computer Vision – ECCV 2016 Workshops, vol. 9913, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 589 -602 , October 8-10, 2016, 2016 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-46604-0_42

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