Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
A vision-based real-time driver fatigue detection system is proposed for driving safely. The driver's face is located, from color images captured in a car, by using the characteristic of skin colors. Then, edge detection is used to locate the regions of eyes. In addition to being used as the dynamic templates for eye tracking in the next frame, the obtained eyes' images are also used for fatigue detection in order to generate some warning alarms for driving safety. The system is tested on a Pentium III 550 CPU with 128 MB RAM. The experiment results seem quite encouraging and promising. The system can reach 20 frames per second for eye tracking, and the average correct rate for eye location and tracking can achieve 99.1% on four test videos. The correct rate for fatigue detection is l00%, but the average precision rate is 88.9% on the test videos.
Networking, Sensing and Control, 2004 IEEE International Conference on, vol.1, pp.7-12