Enhanced snake model and modified H for lips contour detection and tracking

Siew Wen Chin, Kah Phooi Seng, Li Minn Ang

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Abstract

An automatic lips contour detection and tracking using an enhanced snake model and modified H is presented in this paper. For the conventional snakes, the resultant contour would be converged wrongly if the initial snake point is situated far from the lip edges, or with the existence of the tongue and teeth. Consequently, a new external force based on watershed approach is proposed and absorbed into the conventional snake model to deal with the presence of tongue and teeth. Furthermore, a modified H, tracking system is proposed to keep track on the succeeding lips feature points as the initialization of the snake model to detect the lips contour. The modification of the conventional H is based on the LST to assure that the proposed tracking approach is always stable and as the time approaches to infinity, the tracking error would be converged to zero. With both the modified H that offer a better tracking capability compared to the conventional H and the enhanced snakes model with the watershed based external force, the proposed system provide a more precise snakes convergence to the final desired lips contour and the overall simulation results have shown an appreciable performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCAIE 2010 - 2010 International Conference on Computer Applications and Industrial Electronics
Pages659-664
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2010
Event2010 International Conference on Computer Applications and Industrial Electronics, ICCAIE 2010 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 05 Dec 201007 Dec 2010

Conference

Conference2010 International Conference on Computer Applications and Industrial Electronics, ICCAIE 2010
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period05/12/1007/12/10

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    Chin, S. W., Seng, K. P., & Ang, L. M. (2010). Enhanced snake model and modified H for lips contour detection and tracking. In ICCAIE 2010 - 2010 International Conference on Computer Applications and Industrial Electronics (pp. 659-664). [5735017] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCAIE.2010.5735017