Counting Passers-by Using a Color Camera
Kenji Terada*, Takumi Ando* and Jun'ichiro Yamaguchi**
*Faculty of Engineering, the University of Tokushima, 2-1 Minamijosanjima-cho, Tokushima-shi, 770-8506, Japan
**Engineering and Service Devision, SOLO KEIBI HOSHO Co., Ltd. 2-14 Ishijima, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0014, Japan
We propose that passers-by be accurately counted using continuously acquired images from a color camera. This generates space-time images from image data on slanted measurement among images where a shadow component is removed via color information. Passers-by are counted by counting groups of people distributed in space-time images, and the direction of movement is detected from the form of groups. Counting is actually done with a color camera on a gate.
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