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JSW 2013 Vol.8(4): 924-931 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.8.4.924-931

A Detection Method of Driver’s Face Orientation Based on Visual Cues and SVM

Mingheng Zhang1, 2, Longhui Gang3
1State Key Laboratory of Structural Analysis for Industrial Equipment, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China
2Department of Vehicle Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China
3Navigation College, Dalian Maritime University, Dalian, China


Abstract—Face orientation can be used to derive vigilance cues about the vehicle driver. In this paper, a face pose estimation model based on visual features is presented. The face orientation is estimated through SVM with features detection such as eyes, mouth, facial outlines and so on. Innovative point of this research is the utilization of the features triangle, which composed with eyes and mouth locations, to obtain a robust face pose estimate. This method leads to the free face pose estimation and it is non-intrusive to the driver. Finally, the system is assessed with a commercial capture system. The evaluation results indicate that the system presented can be used in the driver assistant system.

Index Terms—Machine Vision, Gaze Detection, SVM, SAD (Safety Assistant Driving).

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Cite: Mingheng Zhang, Longhui Gang, "A Detection Method of Driver’s Face Orientation Based on Visual Cues and SVM," Journal of Software vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 924-931, 2013.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
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Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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