Tracking Humans

Author: David Diaz
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762794828
Size: 77.71 MB
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Tracker. The very word evokes images of buckskin-clad braves crouching over the ground, carefully studying the signs before them—a part of history. But the modern world has not put behind it the need for the earthy business of tracking. Such skills are still routinely used by the military, rescue personnel, and law enforcement, as well as by hunters and people living at subsistence level throughout the world. Tracking Humans is the ultimate authoritative guide to this most complex pursuit. A great resource for military, law enforcement, and rescue professionals, Tracking Humans is also useful for outdoor enthusiasts. Users will find it invaluable as an on-site manual to assist in any ongoing search. Unlike many tracking manuals, this guide focuses on tracking humans, whether they're enemy combatants or lost children. Author David Diaz explains what it takes to be an expert tracker, from the physical stamina to the focus and perception necessary to do the job correctly. He explains the tools of the tracker and presents essential safety tips every tracker should know. Tracking Humans is an important tool for anyone dealing with missing persons—it could be an essential lifesaver.

Analyzing Video Sequences Of Multiple Humans

Author: Jun Ohya
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461510031
Size: 19.18 MB
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Analyzing Video Sequences of Multiple Humans: Tracking, Posture Estimation and Behavior Recognition describes some computer vision-based methods that analyze video sequences of humans. More specifically, methods for tracking multiple humans in a scene, estimating postures of a human body in 3D in real-time, and recognizing a person's behavior (gestures or activities) are discussed. For the tracking algorithm, the authors developed a non-synchronous method that tracks multiple persons by exploiting a Kalman filter that is applied to multiple video sequences. For estimating postures, an algorithm is presented that locates the significant points which determine postures of a human body, in 3D in real-time. Human activities are recognized from a video sequence by the HMM (Hidden Markov Models)-based method that the authors pioneered. The effectiveness of the three methods is shown by experimental results.

Model Based Human Pose Estimation And Tracking

Publisher: ProQuest
ISBN: 0542912937
Size: 50.38 MB
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Experimental results on images, indoor and outdoor video sequences show that the method is able to estimate and track poses of single and multiple persons in realistic scenarios.

Multimodal Technologies For Perception Of Humans

Author: Rainer Stiefelhagen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540695672
Size: 57.34 MB
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the First International CLEAR 2006 Evaluation Campaign and Workshop on Classification of Events, Activities and Relationships for evaluation of multimodal technologies for the perception of humans, their activities and interactions. The workshop was held in the UK in April 2006. The papers were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the book.

Hardware Design Optimization For Human Motion Tracking Systems

Publisher: ProQuest
ISBN: 0549325212
Size: 52.28 MB
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Also presented is an experimental evaluation to support the verification of asymptotic analysis of tracking system hardware design along with theoretical analysis aimed at supporting the validity of both the system- and measurement-level optimization methods. In addition, a case study in which both the system- and measurement-level optimization methods to a working tracking system is presented.

Canine Tracking Guide

Author: Don Abney
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1593786549
Size: 47.74 MB
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Canine Tracking Guide details the two most common uses of the canine nose: following blood trails for wounded game and tracking humans (from lost children and missing hikers, to escaped convicts). The author explains the concept of human scent and how the amazing canine nose functions and then elaborates on the basic training principles, commands, exercises and patterns used in tracking work. Whether a reader is working with hunting dogs, police dogs, cadaver dogs or competition dog, this guide offers the correct information needed for every tracking pursuit.

Computational Studies Of Human Motion

Author: David A. Forsyth
Publisher: Now Publishers Inc
ISBN: 1933019301
Size: 70.32 MB
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Computational Studies of Human Motion: Part 1, Tracking and Motion Synthesis reviews methods for kinematic tracking of the human body in video. The review confines itself to the earlier stages of motion, focusing on tracking and motion synthesis. There is an extensive discussion of open issues. The authors identify some puzzling phenomena associated with the choice of human motion representation --- joint angles vs. joint positions. The review concludes with a quick guide to resources and an extensive bibliography of over 400 references. Computational Studies of Human Motion: Part 1, Tracking and Motion Synthesis is an invaluable reference for those engaged in computational geometry, computer graphics, image processing, imaging in general, and robotic.