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20130028486METHOD AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR FIRING A FIRE ARM - An arrangement and methods for firing a fire arm. The fire arm includes a determining unit configured to determine a movement of an aim point for the fire arm relative to a target. A processing unit is configured to determine a target point for the aim point based on the movement of the aim point relative to the target and to predict the future movement of the aim point. A firing unit is configured to fire the fire arm when the aim point is predicted to be within a tolerance of the target point.01-31-2013
20100119116Radiographic tomography apparatus - A radiographic tomography apparatus includes a tomosynthetic image capturing section for applying radiation from a radiation source to an examinee at a plurality of different angles, and detecting the radiation transmitted through the examinee with a radiation conversion panel to capture a plurality of tomosynthetic tomography images of the examinee. The radiographic tomography apparatus further includes a still image capturing section for capturing a plurality of still images of the examinee in one image capturing position at different times, and a body motion detector for detecting a body motion of the examinee based on the still images captured by the still image capturing section.05-13-2010
20100061597IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - An image processing device for processing time-series intraluminal images captured by an imaging device moving in an in-vivo lumen. The image processing device includes a structural area extracting unit that extracts a structural area from the intraluminal image; a corresponding area extracting unit that extracts a corresponding area corresponding to the structural area from the intraluminal image at a second time point different from a first time point at which the structural area is extracted; a lumen deep portion extracting unit that extracts a lumen deep portion, on which a deep portion in the lumen is captured, from the intraluminal image; and a movement amount estimating unit that estimates a movement amount of the imaging device based on positions of the structural area, the corresponding area and the lumen deep portion.03-11-2010
20090196463METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MEASURING MOTION - A system for determining a kinetic parameter of an object, the system includes: (a) a target, that includes a calibration facilitating pattern and which is connected to the object, so that a movement of the target correlates with a movement of the object; (b) an optical source, which is adapted to illuminate the target; (c) an optical sensor, adapted to generate detection signals in response to light received from the target; and (d) a processor, adapted to determine a calibration parameter and the kinetic parameter in response to the detection signals and to detection signals reference information.08-06-2009
20080260209IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD - A location predicting unit predicts a composing location based on the composing locations corresponding to partial images of one-frame-before and two-frames-before the current partial image on an assumption that the above partial image moves at a constant speed, and gives the above predicted value to a combining unit as an initial value. The combining unit moves locations of the current partial image and the one-frame-before partial image pixel by pixel in a predetermined direction starting from the initial value and combines the above partial images each other. A picture element comparing unit and a location determining unit calculate the cumulative value of the brightness differentials between picture elements of the current partial image and the one-frame-before partial image in the overlapped part with respect to each of the combining locations. In the above operation, the calculation of the cumulative value corresponding to the currently-calculated combining location is finished when the above currently-calculated cumulative value exceeds the cumulative value corresponding to the already-calculated combining location.10-23-2008
20110194734METHOD FOR CAPTURING IMAGES COMPRISING A MEASUREMENT OF LOCAL MOTIONS - A method for capturing a sequence of video images, using an imager including an estimation of the parameters of a model of global motion between successive images. The method may include measurement of local motions on edges of the images, with the estimation of the parameters of the global motion model performed using the result of the measurement of local motions on the edges of the images.08-11-2011
20090190801IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus includes: a pixel selecting unit that selects pixel values which are provided at each of pixel positions in input images that are arranged in chronological sequence, each of the pixel values being included in a corresponding one of the input images, on the basis of an input image to be processed which is set in the middle of the sequence; a moving-object detecting unit that detects a moving object using the selected pixel values, and that produces information items concerning the moving object as moving-object information items; and an output-image generating unit that generates pixel values of an output image, each of the pixel values being generated for a corresponding one of the pixel positions by using, in accordance with a corresponding one of the moving-object information items, a corresponding one of pixel values of the input image to be processed.07-30-2009
20090148001Method for multivariate analysis of confocal temporal image sequences for velocity estimation - A method of determining individual velocity associated with one or more molecular species moving through a fluid medium involves obtaining multiple temporal images of the one or more species moving through the medium, analyzing the temporal images using multivariate image analysis to obtain temporal profiles of principal components, and determining individual velocity of the one or more species using the temporal profiles. Multiple species can be identified using the one or more individual velocities or ratio thereof.06-11-2009
20100074475MEDICAL IMAGE DIAGNOSTIC DEVICE - A medical diagnostic imaging apparatus is provided that is capable of accurately tracking motions of a moving organ that moves periodically over a plurality of periods.03-25-2010
20100046804SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCING ARTIFACTS IN IMAGES - A system and method of the present disclosure provides a region based error diffusion algorithm or function for reducing artifacts in images. The system and method utilizes knowledge of a region of interest (ROI) in an image and applies effects like dithering or error diffusion to the area or region that shows the artifacts, e.g., a banding phenomenon. The system and method provide for defining a region in at least one first image, the defined region having at least one artifact, tracking the defined region to at least one second image, and applying an error diffusion function to the defined region to mask the at least one artifact in the at least one first and second images.02-25-2010
20130034271SUPER-RESOLUTION PROCESSOR AND SUPER-RESOLUTION PROCESSING METHOD - A super-resolution processor in one aspect of the present invention first estimates a motion between an input image and a delayed input image which is obtained by delaying the input image by some frames, and determines a motion vector in super-resolution processing of adding a high frequency component using a learning database. Subsequently, the super-resolution processor updates an evaluation value evaluated when a patch is extracted in a target block of the input image, so that a learned high frequency patch is likely to be selected, the learned high frequency patch being the same as the learned high frequency patch used for super-resolution processing performed at the position motion-compensated by the motion vector in the frame at the same time as the time of the delayed input image.02-07-2013
20130034272SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING MOTION OF A BIOLOGICAL OBJECT - The invention provides a system and method of analysing the motion of a biological object, particularly the motion of cultured organisms or cell cultures. The system and method of the invention may be used to determine the effect of a physical stimulus or a test agent on the motion of cell cultures. The system and method is of particular use in assessing the effect a chemical may have on the contractile motion of cardiomyocyte cell cultures.02-07-2013
20130077831MOTION RECOGNITION APPARATUS, MOTION RECOGNITION METHOD, OPERATION APPARATUS, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND PROGRAM - The present disclosure provides a motion recognition technique which simplifies computing processes and which can be implemented without recourse to a large amount of computing resources, as well as a technique for controlling a control target apparatus by use of the same motion recognition technique. A motion recognition apparatus is disclosed which includes a motion recognition part configured such that upon recognizing a recognition target object moving from one determination area to one other determination area before moving back to that one determination area, the motion recognition part recognizes a predetermined swing motion.03-28-2013
20090290761UPPER TROPOSPHERE AND LOWER STRATOSPHERE WIND DIRECTION, SPEED, AND TURBIDITY MONITORING USING DIGITAL IMAGING AND MOTION TRACKING - A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for monitoring wind direction, speed, and turbidity. The visible sky is monitored by a set of cameras for contrails produced by a high-altitude aircraft. In response to identifying a contrail, the contrail is tracked across the field of view of the camera. Contrail data generated when the contrail is identified and during the tracking of the contrail is stored. The contrail data describes characteristics of the contrail including the spread of the contrail and the movement of the contrail across the field of view of the camera. Coordinates of the high-altitude aircraft are determined and compared with the contrail data to identify wind conditions.11-26-2009
20130188840LIVENESS DETECTION SYSTEM BASED ON FACE BEHAVIOR - A liveness detection method comprising: receiving plural pictures of a video stream comprising a face and an adjacent background; determining motion of the face and the background, the motion determined over the plural pictures; comparing the motion between the face and the background; and determining whether the face corresponds to an actual, live user or an image of the user based on the comparison, the determinations performed by a processor.07-25-2013
20100104140APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING FRAME RATE USING MOTION TRAJECTORY - A frame rate improving apparatus and method use a motion trajectory. The frame rate improving apparatus determines forward feature point trajectory information through a feature point, and generates a new intermediate frame by performing backward motion estimation through the feature point trajectory information, thereby generating an interpolated image with high quality.04-29-2010
20090154773METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REDUCING THE COST OF SAMPLING A MOVING IMAGE - An energy-efficient and cost-reducing method and system to enable the successful sampling of a moving image are disclosed. The method and system use movement detection and analysis within a feedback loop to control subsequent sensor movement/lighting/radiation for control of future sampling of the image.06-18-2009
20090154772SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PRODUCING LOCOMOTION ANIMATION BY USING RIDING MOTION - A method of producing a locomotion animation includes calculating movement information of the objects on the basis of surrounding information of the objects and motion capture data for the subjects, and measuring a collision between the objects or between an object and an obstacle on the basis of the movement information to calculate riding motion information for the subjects. The movement information and the riding motion information are then synthesized to determine movement motion and riding animations of the objects. Therefore, the motions of locomotion can be naturally connected with each other.06-18-2009
20090154771Automated Determination of Cross-Stream Wind Velocity from an Image Series - Systems and methods are provided for determining the cross-stream component of wind velocity near a target location. A modal-decomposition of a first series of images is conducted to obtain a plurality of contribution functions representing the first set of images. A second series of images is mapped to a selected subset of the plurality of contribution functions to create a set of reconstructed images. At least one characteristic of the set of reconstructed images is measured to estimate the cross-stream component of the wind velocity near the target location.06-18-2009
20120183179VISION BASED ZERO VELOCITY AND ZERO ATTITUDE RATE UPDATE - A method comprises receiving a first frame from at least one imaging device, receiving a second frame from the at least one imaging device, analyzing at least a portion of the first frame and at least a portion of the second frame, and indicating when at least one of a zero velocity update and a zero attitude update should be performed based on at least in part on the analysis of the at least a portion of the first frame and the at least a portion of the second frame. The first frame is captured at a first vantage point and the second frame is captured at a second vantage point.07-19-2012
20130083972Method, System and Computer Program Product for Identifying a Location of an Object Within a Video Sequence - In response to detecting a motion within a video sequence, a determination is made of whether the motion is a particular type of movement. In response to determining that the motion is the particular type of movement, a location is identified within the video sequence of an object that does the motion.04-04-2013
20100092044Image Processing Apparatus and Method - An image processing apparatus includes: a pixel difference calculator for calculating a difference value between each first pixel of a previous image and a second pixel of a present image and at a position corresponding to said each first pixel, and outputting a plurality of pixel differences; a counter counting a number of positive pixel differences and a number of negative pixel differences in the pixel differences of a sampling window; a motion level determining unit calculating a motion level of a pixel in the sampling window according to the numbers of the positive and negative pixel differences; a blending value determining unit determining a blending value according to the motion level; and an output unit adding together weights of the present and previous images according to the blending value to generate and output an output image. An image processing method is also disclosed.04-15-2010
20100142760Method and Apparatus of Processing Interlaced Video Data to Generate Output Frame by Blending Deinterlaced Frames - A method of processing interlaced video data including a first interlaced field and a second interlaced field is provided. The method includes performing a deinterlacing operation upon the interlaced video data to generate a first deinterlaced frame corresponding to the first interlaced field and to generate a second deinterlaced frame corresponding to the second interlaced field; performing motion estimation according to video information derived from the interlaced video data to generate a motion estimation result; and performing a blending operation upon the first deinterlaced frame and the second deinterlaced frame to generate an output frame. The blending operation is based on the motion estimation result, and the output frame replaces the second deinterlaced frame. Specifically, the first interlaced field is immediately followed by the second interlaced field.06-10-2010
20100142761ADAPTIVE MULTIPLE ENGINE IMAGE MOTION DETECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD - The present invention facilitates efficient and effective detection of pixel alteration. In one embodiment a pixel alteration analysis system includes a difference summing multiple engine component and a control component. The difference summing multiple engine component determines the sum of differences between pixel values in a plurality of pixels. The control component determines an indication of motion based upon said relationship of said pixels in said plurality of pixels. In one exemplary implementation, the difference in values corresponds to a relationship between values of pixels in a block of pixels at different frames. The number and configuration of pixels in a block partition can be flexibly changed.06-10-2010
20100067746OPTICAL MOTION SENSING PROCESS - A motion sensing process senses a mouse moving relative to a surface by taking a reference image and a sample image of the surface. The process shifts the reference image to neighboring pixel positions arranged in certain patterns and compares the sample image with the reference image at its original pixel position at the shifted pixel positions. A motion vector describing a displacement of the object with respect to the surface is generated from such comparisons. In one embodiment, the pattern includes the original pixel position and neighboring pixel position arranged five rows and five columns with the total number of the pixel positions less than twenty five. In another embodiment, the process selects one of four elongated patterns based on the orientation of a predicted motion vector. In yet another specific embodiment, the process selects one of eight directional patterns based on the direction of the predicted motion vector.03-18-2010
20100054542PROCESSING VIDEO FRAMES WITH THE SAME CONTENT BUT WITH LUMINANCE VARIATIONS ACROSS FRAMES - A sequence of image frames are processed to determine if a pair of image frames in the sequence contain a same content, but have different global luminances. If the global luminances are different despite the content being the same, the global luminance of one of the image frames in the pair is adjusted to reduce the difference in the global luminances. The global luminance-adjusted image frames may be provided for further processing operations such as compression and global image stabilization. Reducing the global luminance difference may provide benefits such as improvements to compression and global image stabilization.03-04-2010
20130070970INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An information processing apparatus includes a memory and a control unit. The memory stores a first image. The control unit divides the first image into a plurality of regions. Further, the control unit calculates a likelihood of an existence of a sample in the plurality of regions thus divided for each of the plurality of regions. Further, the control unit generates an existence map based on the calculated likelihood, the existence map having the plurality of regions classified into first regions, second regions, and third regions. Further, the control unit generates imaging sequence information based on the generated existence map, the imaging sequence information indicating imaging sequences such that the first regions are imaged prior to the second regions and a total movement distance of a stage for imaging the first and second regions becomes minimum.03-21-2013
20130070971DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS, DATA PROCESSING METHOD, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND PROGRAM - The present disclosure relates to a data processing apparatus and a data processing method capable of generating evaluation index data for performing accurate and detailed evaluation of cultured cardiomyocytes.03-21-2013
20130070969METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PEOPLE FLOW STATISTICS - A method and system for people flow statistics is disclosed in the invention, wherein said method comprises: multi-types of classifiers connected in parallel are used to perform the human head detection in the current image, the respective human heads in the current image are determined; the respective determined human heads are tracked to form the human head target movement tracks; and the people flow is counted at the direction of the human head target movement track. It can be seen, a plurality of classifiers connected in parallel are used in the invention, multi-types of human head targets, such as dark colored hair, light colored hair and caps of various colors, and the like, can be detected simultaneously.03-21-2013
20110013807APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RECOGNIZING SUBJECT MOTION USING A CAMERA - A method for recognizing a subject motion using a camera is provided, in which each of the previous and current image frames received from the camera is split into multiple image blocks, motion blocks are detected among the image blocks based on a difference between previous and current pixel values for each of the image frames, a motion center is detected based on positions of the motion blocks for each image frame, and the subject motion appearing in the previous and current image frames is recognized based on the motion centers of the previous and current image frames.01-20-2011
20090296991HUMAN INTERFACE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - According to one general aspect, an apparatus configured to facilitate user gesture-based input may include an optical sensor, a plurality of infrared sensors, and processor. In various embodiments, the optical sensor may be configured to capture image data, within the visual spectrum. In some embodiments, the plurality of infrared sensors configured capture positional information regarding gestures made by a user. In one embodiment, the processor may be configured to receive the image data captured by the optical sensor and the positional information captured by the plurality of infrared sensors. In some embodiments, the processor may be configured to process the image data captured by the optical sensor. In various embodiments, the processor may be configured to determine, for each infrared sensor, a movement vector including coordinates that represents movement associated with the respective infrared sensor. In one embodiment, the apparatus may be configured to provide signals relating to the processed image data and the plurality of movement vectors to a host apparatus configured to be controlled, at least in part, by gestures made by the user.12-03-2009
20090268949EXERCISE SUPPORT DEVICE, EXERCISE SUPPORT METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An imaging unit captures images of the retroreflective sheets worn on both legs. A multimedia processor detects step and jump of a player on the basis of the pictures obtained by the image capturing to reflect to a video image and thereby the interactive system is constituted. It is possible to support a user so as to continuously perform a stepping exercise while reducing an economical burden of the user and realizing the space saving.10-29-2009
20120224749BLOCK MATCHING METHOD - A block matching method for estimating a motion vector of an estimation block of an image frame is provided, which includes comparing the estimation block with at least one reference block corresponding to a first object to obtain a plurality of pixel difference values, determining a mask area corresponding to the first object and a calculation area corresponding to a second object in the estimation block, and performing blocking matching operations on the calculation area to determine a motion vector of the second object as the motion vector of the estimation block.09-06-2012
20090238412LOCAL MOTION COMPENSATED RECONSTRUCTION OF STENOSIS - The analysis of a stenosis of a coronary vessel in three dimensions requires a motion compensated reconstruction. According to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, an examination apparatus for local motion compensated reconstruction data set is provided, wherein the local motion compensated reconstruction vectors relating to a start point and an end point of the stenosis.09-24-2009
20090238411ESTIMATING MOTION OF AN EVENT CAPTURED USING A DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA - An event aware video system (EAVS) is to capture video frames during a first time period and process events in the video frames before transferring the processed data to a central computing system. The EAVS may establish a no-event frame by marking a last frame as the no-event frame if the difference between adjacent pair of video frames is less than a threshold value. The EVAS may mark a present frame captured after establishing the no-event frame as the event frame if the difference between the present and a previous frame is greater than the threshold value. The EAVS may provide event information to the central computing system by performing temporal blending, which includes linearly combining the movement of objects within the moving object in adjacent event frames to generate blurred images. The difference between the blurred images may represent displacement of objects moving within the moving object.09-24-2009
20120114184TRAJECTORY-BASED METHOD TO DETECT AND ENHANCE A MOVING OBJECT IN A VIDEO SEQUENCE - The present invention concerns a method and associated apparatus for using a trajectory-based technique to detect a moving object in a video sequence, such as the ball in a soccer game. In one embodiment, the method comprises steps of identifying and evaluating sets of connected components in a video frame, filtering the list of connected components by comparing features of the connected components to predetermined criteria, identifying candidate trajectories across multiple frames, evaluating the candidate trajectories to determine a selected trajectory, and processing images in the video sequence based at least in part upon the selected trajectory.05-10-2012
20120114183OPERATION ANALYSIS DEVICE AND OPERATION ANALYSIS METHOD - A motion analysis apparatus is provided that enables a contribution degree that suits analysis conditions to be set easily. A motion analysis apparatus (05-10-2012
20110019880IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, STORAGE MEDIUM STORING IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An image processing apparatus for performing registration processing on a plurality of images by calculating a motion vector between the plurality of images includes a motion vector measurement region setting unit that sets a plurality of motion vector measurement regions for measuring the motion vector, a motion vector calculation unit that calculates motion vectors of the plurality of motion vector measurement regions, a motion vector reliability calculation unit that calculates a reliability of the motion vectors of the plurality of motion vector measurement regions on the basis of information relating to a local magnification of an optical system used to obtain the images, and a motion vector integration processing unit that determines an inter-image motion vector by integrating the motion vectors of the plurality of motion vector measurement regions in accordance with the reliability of the motion vectors.01-27-2011
20110019879Adaptive Motion Estimation - Some embodiments of the invention provide a method for adaptively performing motion estimation. In some embodiments, the method initially performs a first motion estimation operation. It then determines whether the estimated error in the result of the first motion estimation is greater than a particular threshold. If not, the method uses the results of the first motion estimation operation. Otherwise, the method selects another motion estimation operation. The method continues in this manner until it performs a motion estimation operation that results in an acceptable estimated error, or until it tries all the motion estimation operations at its disposal. When the method cannot identify a motion estimation operation that produces results with an acceptable estimated error, the method selects the result of the motion estimation operation that produced the best results.01-27-2011
20130163825HEAD MOVEMENT DETECTION APPARATUS - A head movement detection apparatus capable of more reliably detecting a head movement of a subject. In the apparatus, an image capture unit captures a facial image of the subject. A trajectory acquisition unit acquires a trajectory of a facial feature point of the subject over time from a sequence of facial mages captured by the image capture unit. A storage unit stores a set of features of a trajectory of the facial feature point during a specific head movement made by the subject. A head movement detection unit detects the specific head movement made by the subject on the basis of a degree of correspondence between the set of features of the trajectory previously stored in the storage unit and a corresponding set of features of a trajectory acquired by the trajectory acquisition unit.06-27-2013
20090067678MOTION CAPTURE DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED METHOD - The invention concerns a device for capturing the motion of a structure consisting of N articulated segments, characterised in that it comprises: 03-12-2009
20080285809Photographic subject tracking method, computer program product and photographic subject tracking device - A photographic subject tracking method comprises calculating similarity levels of images input sequentially to a template image, determining a photographic subject position in each of the input images based upon the similarity levels, tracking the photographic subject position through the input images, judging whether reliability of the similarity level calculated for the photographic subject position is high or low, and changing ways of at least one of calculating the similarity levels, determining the photographic subject position and tracking the photographic subject position, if the reliability of the similarity level is judged to be low.11-20-2008
20080285808INTERPOLATION METHOD FOR IMAGE PICTURES AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS THEREOF - An interpolation method, applied to image pictures, for interpolating at least one pixel into a position to be interpolated in a target image frame is disclosed. The interpolation method includes receiving a plurality of image fields having a corresponding image object, estimating a motion speed of the image object according to a distance between a first pixel position to which the image object located in a first image field of the plurality of image fields and a second pixel position to which the image object located in a second image field of the plurality of image fields, determining the pixel from the plurality of image fields according to the motion speed of the image object, and interpolating the pixel into the position to be interpolated in the target image frame.11-20-2008
20100034428IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, RECORDING MEDIUM STORING IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - A motion vector measurement condition setting unit determines a measurement precision, which is used when measuring a motion vector between a plurality of images, on the basis of information indicating a distortion in an optical system and sets a plurality of motion vector measurement regions in which the motion vector is to be measured on an image. A motion vector calculation unit determines the motion vector between the plurality of images in each of the plurality of motion vector measurement regions at the determined measurement precision. A motion vector integration processing unit determines a positional displacement amount between the plurality of images on the basis of the motion vector determined in each of the plurality of motion vector measurement regions.02-11-2010
20100239127CAMERA DEVICE AND MOTION DETECTION METHOD FOR THE SAME - A camera device is capable of detecting a motion scene. The camera device captures a number of consecutive images of the motion scene, calculates characteristic values of the plurality of consecutive images, and stores the characteristic values. The camera device further matches two consecutive images among the plurality of consecutive images according to the characteristic values of the two consecutive images to obtain a corresponding area and compares the characteristic values of the corresponding area in the two consecutive images to obtain a motion area of the motion scene, with different characteristic values of the corresponding area.09-23-2010
20110142289SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOTION ESTIMATION USING IMAGE DEPTH INFORMATION - A system and method for motion estimation involves obtaining input image frames, where the input image frames correspond to different instances in time, and performing motion estimation on the input image frames using depth information from the input image frames, where the depth information from an input image frame indicates how far a pixel in the input image frame is located from a surface of a three dimensional space.06-16-2011
20100142759A SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR DETECTING A DAMAGED OR MISSING MACHINE PART - A system and a method for detecting a damaged or missing machine part. The system includes an image capturing device for capturing images of the machine and a processor for processing the captured images. The system may further include a sensible output for providing an indication of a damaged or missing machine part. The method includes capturing images of the machine against a background which moves relative to the machine over time, selecting a pair of time-separated images from the captured images, generating a displacement image from the pair of images, comparing the machine from the displacement image with a machine model, and identifying a damaged or missing machine part from the comparison of the displacement image with the machine model. The method may further include providing a sensible output which indicates a damaged or missing machine part.06-10-2010
20090310825IMAGING SYSTEM FOR IMAGING A REGION OF INTEREST COMPRISING A MOVING OBJECT - The invention relates to an imaging system for imaging a region of interest comprising a moving object, which moves less in small motion phases than in large motion phases. Detection values are provided and a small motion determination unit (12-17-2009
20110299738Method for Determining Flow Conditions - The invention relates to a method for determining flow conditions in a measured volume permeated by a fluid spiked with optically detectable particles. A plurality of two-dimensional images of the particle distribution is thereby created at each of a plurality of times, an estimated particle distribution is determined therefrom, and a three-dimensional displacement vector field is calculated. According to the invention, a transfer function for the image detectors used is first determined, by means of which the real distribution is mapped by the image detector. Starting from a roughly estimated initial distribution, and by means of the transfer function, virtual images of the estimated distribution are then calculated and compared to the associated real images. The estimated distribution is modified in an iterative method until sufficient matching of the virtual and real images has been achieved.12-08-2011
20120189167IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An image processing device, includes: a first motion vector calculation unit calculating a motion vector of a target block regarding the target block made with a plurality of pixels set up in a target image by detecting a block position maximally correlated with the target block in a search range set up in a reference image; a second motion vector calculation unit calculating a motion vector between the target image and the reference image from the motion vector for each of a plurality of target blocks set up in the target image; and a predictive motion vector setup unit setting up a predictive motion vector using a motion vector calculated between images in further past than the target image. The first motion vector calculation unit sets up the search range on the reference image based on a position of the target block and the predictive motion vector.07-26-2012
20120189166USER INPUT UTILIZING DUAL LINE SCANNER APPARATUS AND METHOD - A user input method and apparatus may comprise a two line object imaging sensor having a primary line scan-sensor providing a primary line scan-sensor output and a secondary line scan-sensor providing a secondary line scan-sensor output, representing pixels in a current primary scan row and a current secondary scan row, and adapted to scan an object; storing for each scan time each current primary line scan-sensor output and each current secondary line scan-sensor output and a correlation unit correlating at least one of the current representations of pixels in a primary line sensor output with stored representations and the current representations of pixels in a secondary line sensor output with stored representations and, the correlation unit providing as an output a motion indicator.07-26-2012
20120099767Method and apparatus for temporally-consistent disparity estimation using detection of texture and motion - An apparatus and method estimate disparities of pixels in a frame. In order to acquire temporally-consistent disparity maps it is determined whether to enforce a temporal consistency with respect to pixels. In order to determine whether to enforce the temporal consistency, a texture, motion, or a matched motion in the frame may be detected or estimated. A disparity of a pixel where the temporal consistency is enforced may be calculated based on a disparity of a corresponding pixel in a previous frame.04-26-2012
20110299739OBJECT MOTION ESTIMATING DEVICE, OBJECT MOTION ESTIMATING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An embodiment of the present invention provides an object motion estimating device and the like, which solve a problem of assuming translational movement (that is, a spatial gradient is 0) of an optical flow and are suitable to estimation of an optical flow by an image analysis of captured images. The object motion estimating device performs the image analysis of the captured images of the object to estimate motion of the object. The object motion estimating device includes an image analyzing unit 12-08-2011
20110299737VISION-BASED HAND MOVEMENT RECOGNITION SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF - A vision-based hand movement recognition system and method thereof are disclosed. In embodiment, a hand posture is recognized according to consecutive hand images first. If the hand posture matches a start posture, the system then separates the consecutive hand images into multiple image groups and calculates motion vectors of these image groups. The distributions of these motion vectors are compared with multiple three-dimensional motion vector histogram equalizations to determine a corresponding movement for each image group. For example, the corresponding movement can be a left moving action, a right moving action, an up moving action or a down moving action. Finally, the combination of these corresponding movements is defined as a gesture, and an instruction mapped to this gesture is then executed.12-08-2011
20110286635FAST SUB-PIXEL OPTICAL FLOW ESTIMATION - A system and method are disclosed for fast sub-pixel optical flow estimation in a two-dimensional or a three-dimensional space. The system includes a pixel-level optical flow estimation module, a matching score map module, and a sub-pixel optical flow estimation module. The pixel-level optical flow estimation module is configured to estimate pixel-level optical flow for each pixel of an input image using a reference image. The matching score map module is configured to generate a matching score map for each pixel being estimated based on pixel-level optical flow estimation. The sub-pixel optical flow estimation module is configured to select the best pixel-level optical flow from multiple pixel-level optical flow candidates, and use the selected pixel-level optical flow, its four neighboring optical flow vectors and matching scores associated with the pixel-level optical flows to estimate the sub-pixel optical flow for the pixel of the input image.11-24-2011
20110293147MOVEMENT DETECTION APPARATUS AND MOVEMENT DETECTION METHOD - According to one embodiment, a movement detection apparatus includes an arithmetic module, an edge-storing filter, a determination module, and a control module. The arithmetic module calculates a difference signal between an input image signal and an image signal of the previous frame. The filter performs smoothing processing for a signal falling within a level range provided as threshold value, among difference signals calculated by the arithmetic module. The determination module determines levels of a movement component and a noise component of the signal output from the filter. The control module controls a level range supplied as threshold value to the filter in accordance with an amplitude level of the noise component overlying the input image signal.12-01-2011
20080304708Device and Method for Creating a Saliency Map of an Image - The invention concerns a method for creating a saliency map of an image. It comprises the steps of an image comprising the step of hierarchical decomposition of the image into frequential sub-bands, According to the invention, the method comprises the steps of12-11-2008
20110007949METHODS FOR PERFORMING BIOMETRIC RECOGNITION OF A HUMAN EYE AND CORROBORATION OF SAME - A method of biometric recognition is provided. Multiple images of the face or other non-iris image and iris of an individual are acquired. If the multiple images are determined to form an expected sequence of images, the face and iris images are associated together. A single camera preferably acquires both the iris and face images by changing at least one of the zoom, position, or dynamic range of the camera. The dynamic range can be adjusted by at least one of adjusting the gain settings of the camera, adjusting the exposure time, and/or adjusting the illuminator brightness. The expected sequence determination can be made by determining if the accumulated motion vectors of the multiple images is consistent with an expected set of motion vectors and/or ensuring that the iris remains in the field of view of all of the multiple images.01-13-2011
20100027846SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WAVING DETECTION BASED ON OBJECT TRAJECTORY - A system and method for detecting a waving motion from a sequence of ordered points is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprising receiving a sequence of ordered points, selecting a subset of the sequence of ordered points, determining if the subset defines a circular shape, and storing an indication of whether or not the subset defines a waving motion. Various metrics for determining if the subset defines a waving motion, which allow for a trade-off between accuracy and complexity, are disclosed.02-04-2010
20100027845SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOTION DETECTION BASED ON OBJECT TRAJECTORY - A system and method for controlling a device via gesture recognition is disclosed. In one embodiment, the system comprises a video capture device configured to capture video of an object, a tracking module configured to track the position of the object, thereby defining a trajectory, a trajectory analysis module configured to determine whether or not a portion of the trajectory defines a recognized gesture, and a control module configured to change a parameter of the device when it is determined that the trajectory of the object defines a recognized gesture.02-04-2010
20110262011ROBUST CAMERA PAN VECTOR ESTIMATION USING ITERATIVE CENTER OF MASS - Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for camera pan vector estimation, are disclosed. A camera model is provided for representing motion vectors based on a plurality of parameters. A distribution of the motion vectors is generated. A cluster in the distribution of motion vectors is identified. A center of mass of the identified cluster is determined. The camera pan vector is provided based upon the determined center of mass.10-27-2011
20100124361DIGITAL PROCESSING METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINATION OF OPTICAL FLOW - A method and system for determining an optical flow field between a pair of images is disclosed. Each of the pair of images is decomposed into image pyramids using a non-octave pyramid factor. The pair of decomposed images is transformed at a first pyramid scale to second derivative representations under an assumption that a brightness gradient of pixels in the pair of decomposed images is constant. Discrete-time derivatives of the second derivative image representations are estimated. An optical flow estimation process is applied to the discrete-time derivatives to produce a raw optical flow field. The raw optical flow field is scaled by the non-octave pyramid factor. The above-cited steps are repeated for the pair of images at another pyramid scale until all pyramid scales have been visited to produce a final optical flow field, wherein spatiotemporal gradient estimations are warped by a previous raw optical flow estimation.05-20-2010
20090214083VEIN AUTHENTICATION DEVICE AND VEIN AUTHENTICATION METHOD - A vein authentication device according to the present invention includes an imaging part for continuously imaging a portion of venation present inside a finger by near-infrared light scattered inside the finger by irradiating a finger surface with the near-infrared light while continuously imaging a portion of fingerprints present on the finger surface or inside the finger by reflected light reflected on the finger surface or inside the finger, a motion vector detection part for detecting a motion vector of the fingerprints, an image synthesis part for synthesizing images picking up a portion of the fingerprints to generate an image of the fingerprints and synthesizing images picking up a portion of the venation to generate an image of the venation, a vein pattern extraction part for extracting a vein pattern from the image of the venation, and an authentication part for performing authentication processing.08-27-2009
20100226543Motion Detection System and Method - A method is presented for imaging an object. The method comprises imaging a coherent speckle pattern propagating from an object, using an imaging system being focused on a plane displaced from the object.09-09-2010
20090208062Method and a handheld device for capturing motion - A method for creating an image that depicts the motion of a moving object. The method comprises: a) identifying a motion of a moving object in a plurality of initial images depicting a scene, b) capturing a plurality of reference images of the moving object, c) cropping at least one sub-image of the moving object from at least one of the plurality of reference images, and d) combining the at least one sub-image and at least one of the plurality of reference images to produce a final representation depicting the motion. The resolution of the plurality of initial images is lower than the resolution of the plurality of reference images.08-20-2009
20080304709IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD FOR A TFT LCD - Image compression, decompression and motion detection methods are described. Two temporally adjacent frame images, a previous time frame and a current time frame, are compressed in round-off and averaging techniques. Next, according to the compressed data of two corresponding pixels of the two frame images, whether or not the pixel of the current time frame image is of a motion picture is detected. If the pixel is of a motion picture, the compressed pixel data of the previous time frame image is decompressed, and an overdrive process is performed on the decompressed pixel data and the original pixel data of the current time frame image to produce an overdrive output. If the pixel is not of a motion picture, an overdrive process is not performed.12-11-2008
20090087032METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR VIDEO INTERACTION BASED ON MOTION SWARMS - A system and method for generating a video display suitable for interaction with a public audience or group. The system comprises one or more video capture devices for capturing a scene, a module configured to extract one or parameters that describe a field of motion in the scene, and a module configured to generate a plurality of particles or a swarm of particles that are responsive or react to the motion field.04-02-2009
20090067676Method and Apparatus for Photographing Discrete Objects - A motion detector actuated camera for taking pictures of birds or other small thermally discernable objects utilizes a plurality of filters to detect the speed of certain bird movements within the field of view of the camera to actuate the camera when a bird is in the field of view and capture images while the bird moves about the field of view.03-12-2009
20090046897Vehicle speed assessment system and method - A method of assessing the speed of a vehicle including the steps of obtaining a first image of a vehicle; obtaining a second image of the vehicle captured at a known time after capture of the first image; selecting a reference point on the vehicle in the first image; and indicating a location in the second image corresponding to a predicted location of the selected vehicle reference point assuming that the vehicle travels at a particular speed between the times of capture of the first and second images.02-19-2009
20120106803Apparatus and method for dynamically controlling integration time of depth camera for accuracy improvement - An integration time dynamic control apparatus and method for dynamically controlling an integration time of a depth camera based on a motion of a depth image, are provided to improve an accuracy of the depth image. The integration time dynamic control apparatus may measure a motion of a depth image acquired from the depth camera, may determine whether the measured motion is greater than or equal to a reference value set in advance, and may control the integration time of the depth camera based on a result of the determination, thereby improving the accuracy of the depth image.05-03-2012
20090262986GESTURE RECOGNITION FROM CO-ORDINATE DATA - A method for gesture recognition may comprise: a) receiving a first plurality of coordinates defining a first position of a limb from an image capture device; b) mapping at least one of the first plurality of coordinates to a cell; c) generating a first list of cells including cells to which the at least one coordinate of the first plurality of coordinates is mapped; d) receiving a second plurality of coordinates defining a second position of a limb from an image capture device; e) mapping at least one coordinate of the second plurality of coordinates to a cell; f) generating a second list of cells including cells to which the at least one coordinate of the second plurality of coordinates is mapped; g) defining an avatar gesture comprising a sequence of at least the first list of cells and the second list of cells; h) receiving a sample sequence of coordinates defining a plurality of positions of a limb from an image capture device; i) mapping the sample sequence of coordinates to a sample sequence of cells; and j) pattern-matching at least a portion of the sample sequence of cells and an avatar gesture of a plurality of avatar gesture.10-22-2009
20090279741METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VISION BASED MOTION DETERMINATION - A method for determining motion is provided. The method determines a rotation of an object from a first time to a second time by analyzing a first 2D image obtained at the first time and a second 2D image obtained at the second time. Then, the method determines a translation of the object from the first time to the second time based on the determined rotation, 3D information relating to the first image, and 3D information relating to the second image.11-12-2009
20090279742IMAGE READING APPARATUS, IMAGE READING PROGRAM, AND IMAGE READING METHOD - An image reading apparatus includes a fingerprint sensor that acquires a plurality of first images obtained by successively reading the portions of a relatively moving object, an extrapolation section that extrapolates the plurality of first images to generate a plurality of second images obtained by extending the image area of the first image, and a relative position detection section that calculates the relative position between the plurality of images or the plurality of second images based on a plurality of images including at least the plurality of first images or the plurality of second images.11-12-2009
20090290762SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HUMAN HAND MOTION DETECTION BY SKIN COLOR PREDICTION - Systems and methods for motion detection of human skin within temporally adjacent electronic images are provided. Motion detection is accomplished by analyzing the color values of selected pixels within the electronic images represented in CbCr color space. Histogram distributions which represent skin colors and non-skin colors in CbCr color space are modeled in order to provide likelihoods that a selected color value appears within the histogram distributions. Posterior skin probability values, indicating the probability that a selected pixel having a given CbCr color value represents human skin, are calculated from these likelihoods. For each of the selected pixels, an intensity difference of the pixel between the electronic images is compared to an adaptive intensity threshold which is a function of the posterior skin probability in order to determine whether the pixel is in motion.11-26-2009
20090290760PASSIVE METHOD FOR WIND MEASUREMENT - A method for measuring wind velocity including using a Fourier Transform (FT) and a correlation between a wave vector number and temporal frequency of a wind to calculate wind velocity. Contour line deviations in a series of images of a far object are evaluated by performing a spatial discrete fourier transform (DFT) on deviations within each image, and subsequently a time discrete fourier transform (DFT) on the Fourier coefficients obtained by the spatial DFT, to get the frequency dependence of each Fourier coefficient.11-26-2009
20090257623GENERATING EFFECTS IN A WEBCAM APPLICATION - A system and a method for generating effects in a webcam application are provided. The method includes identifying a first object and a second object in a video image. The method also includes adding a first user-created object to the video image to create an altered video image and adding a second user-created object to the altered video image to further alter the altered video image. Other steps included are associating the second user-created object with the second object; identifying a movement of the second object; and moving the second user-created object in the altered video image in accordance with the association of the second user-created object with the second object. The first object is a static object, and the first user-created object is manually movable. The movement of the second user-created object in association with the second object is independent of a movement of the first user-created object.10-15-2009
20090041305METHOD FOR DETECTING ANATOMICAL MOTION BLUR IN DIAGNOSTIC IMAGES - A method for detecting one or more motion effects in a diagnostic image obtains image data for the diagnostic image and identifies at least one region of interest in the diagnostic image. The probability of motion blur within the at least one region of interest is calculated according to a motion-sensitive feature of the at least one region of interest. The calculated probability for motion blur within the at least one region of interest is reported.02-12-2009
20100272322CORRECTION FOR UN-VOLUNTARY RESPIRATORY MOTION IN CARDIAC CT - A CT angiography apparatus (10-28-2010
20080285805Motion Tracking System - A system is provided for capturing motion of a moving object via a plurality of motion sensor modules placed on various body segments. The sensor modules capture both 3D position and 3D orientation data relating to their respective body segments, thereby gathering motion data having six degrees of freedom with respect to a coordinate system not fixed to the body. Each body sensor collects 3D inertial sensor data and, optionally, magnetic field data. In embodiments, either DSP circuitry within the sensor modules or an external computing device, processes the sensor data to arrive at orientation and position estimates by using an estimation algorithm, such as a Kalman filter or a particle filter. The processing includes biomechanical model constraints that allow flexibility in the joints and provide characteristics for various joint types. To improve estimation accuracy, the system may be integrated with various types of aiding sensors.11-20-2008
20110200232METHOD FOR CHARACTERIZING OBJECT MOVEMENT FROM CT IMAGING DATA - A method is provided for using CT imaging data to characterize the movement of a moving object. The method calculates one or more motion values based on motion vectors which are representative of the object's movement. The moving object may be, for example, a beating heart.08-18-2011
20080298640METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DYNAMICALLY ALTERING THE ANALYSIS METHODOLOGY OF MILLIMETER WAVE IMAGERY IN RESPONSE TO THE RANGE AND DIRECTION OF MOTION OF A SUBJECT - A system and method for dynamically altering the analysis methodology of millimeter wave imagery in response to the range and direction of motion of a subject is disclosed. In a particular embodiment, an imaging zone of a scene is scanned using at least one millimeter wave camera during a current time frame and a CPU is used to dynamically process millimeter wave imagery of the imaging zone in response to detecting a range and direction of motion of the subject during a previous time frame. In addition, values of a grid of discrete cells are calculated representing the millimeter wave energy associated with the current time frame, which are then compared to values from a grid of corresponding discrete cells associated with the previous time frame in determining a current range and direction of the subject.12-04-2008
20080212839METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING A PERIOD OF INTEREST USING MULTIPLE INPUTS - One or more techniques are provided for identifying a period of minimal motion for an organ of interest, such as the heart or lungs. Motion data is acquired for the organ of interest and for one or more proximate organs using sensor-based and/or image-based techniques. The sensor-based techniques may include electrical and non-electrical techniques. The image-based techniques may include both pre-acquisition and acquisition image data. The motion data for the organ of interest and proximate organs may be used to generate a set of multi-input motion data that may be processed to identify desired periods, such as periods of minimal motion, within the overall motion of the organ of interest.09-04-2008
20120294493METHOD FOR GENERATING A RESPIRATORY GATING SIGNAL IN AN X-RAY MICROGRAPHY SCANNER - The present disclosure relates to a method for generating a respiration gating signal of an X-ray micro-computed tomography scanner. The respiration cycle of repeating inhalation and exhalation of an experimental animal is acquired by imaging the abdomen or chest of the experimental animal respiring under anesthesia fixed on a couch disposed between an X-ray irradiator and an X-ray detector fixed to a rating gantry, and then a respiration gating signal that is synchronized at the point of time when the respiration is judged to stop.11-22-2012
20080240509IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD - An image display device includes a storage unit storing a plurality of conversion tables respectively expressing relationship of a position on a display area and an enlargement ratio of an image, a judging unit judging entire motion of an image, a selection unit selecting any of the plurality of conversion tables based on a result of the judgment, and a conversion unit converting the image based on the conversion table selected by the selecting unit.10-02-2008
20090022370Method and apparatus for detecting meaningful motion - A method and apparatus for detecting a meaningful motion. The method of detecting a meaningful motion includes generating a difference image including a plurality of regions each having a sign according to a motion of an input image from a plurality of input images, and by calculating the amount of motion in the difference image based on the sign of each of the regions of the difference image, detecting a meaningful motion of the input image. According to the method and apparatus, a high detection ratio can be maintained, while a false alarm ratio with regard to meaningless motion can be lowered.01-22-2009
20090169059Motion Analysis in Digital Image Sequences - The invention relates to methods for determining a motion vector in a predetermined area of a sequence of digital images by comparing a current image to a preceding image. The current image and the preceding image are prepared by the same filter for image adaptation. Distance vectors between a pixel of a current image and balanced pixels of the preceding image in a predetermined environment are determined, said distance vectors being averaged in order to form a displacement vector for the pixel. The displacement vectors are averaged and the displacement vector is produced.07-02-2009
20120294492SIMILARITY CALCULATION DEVICE, SIMILARITY CALCULATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM - The similarity calculation device is provided with a displacement vector estimation unit 11-22-2012
20080285807Apparatus for Recognizing Three-Dimensional Motion Using Linear Discriminant Analysis - Provided is an apparatus and method for recognizing a three-dimensional (3D) motion using Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA). The apparatus includes: a 3D motion capturing means for creating motion data for every motion; a motion recognition learning means for analyzing the created motion data, creating a linear discrimination feature component for discriminating corresponding motion data, extracting/storing a reference motion feature, and recognizing each of the extracted/stored reference motion features as a corresponding motion; and a motion recognition operating means for extracting a motion feature from motion data, searching a reference motion feature corresponding to the extracted input motion feature, and recognizing a motion corresponding to the searched reference motion feature as a 3D motion.11-20-2008
20080285806Method for Estimating Motion and Occlusion - This invention relates to digital image and video processing. It is concerned with determining the motion of pixels between frames in an image sequence. That motion relates to the motion of objects in the scene. The invention determines two kinds of motion information at each pixel site. The first kind of information is the displacement between a pixel site in the current frame and the corresponding site in me previous or next frame. This is the motion vector at that site. The second is an indication of whether that pixel is occluded or not in the previous or next frames. This allows any subsequent processing to take advantage of the fact that the pixel in the current frame may have been covered in the next (or previous) frame by some object moving over it (or revealing it). The invention also allows for prior knowledge of objects that are to be ignored in the process of motion determination.11-20-2008
20080292142METHOD AND APPARATUS TO SEGMENT MOTION AREA IN REAL-TIME TO DETECT MOTION IN SURVEILLANCE CAMERA SYSTEM - A method and apparatus to segment a motion area in real-time to detect motion in a surveillance camera system are provided. The method includes updating a background image by using a previous input image from among an input image sequence, generating a difference image between a current image of the image sequence and the background image, generating a second function to minimize a first function including regularized energy in the motion area of the difference image and regularized energy in an area without motion of the difference image and segmenting the motion area based on the second function. Therefore, while noise is removed, the motion area is segmented accurately and rapidly even in a low illumination environment so as to detect a moving object.11-27-2008
20080205710Motion Detection Device - The invention refers to a device, a method and a computer program product for extracting motion information from a sequence of video frames. Existing solutions for extracting motion information from sequence of video frames need a massive computing power which make it difficult and expensive to implement a real-time system. It is therefore an object of the invention to simplify such a device and to provide a real-time embedded system. It is suggested to provide a device comprising a digital video camera 08-28-2008
20080317291IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND PROGRAM - An image signal processing apparatus controls display of a moving image and a still image. The image signal processing apparatus includes obtaining means for obtaining a moving image content constituted of a moving image and a still image content constituted of one or more still images, generating means for generating link information indicating a correlation between imaging timings of the moving image content and the still image content, and reproducing means for displaying the moving image content and the still image content correlated each other on a same screen, based on the link information.12-25-2008
20080240508Motion Detection Imaging Device - A motion detection imaging device comprises: plural optical lenses for collecting light from an object so as to form plural single-eye images seen from different viewpoints; a solid-state imaging element for capturing the plural single-eye images formed through the plural optical lenses; a rolling shutter for reading out the plural single-eye images from the solid-state imaging element along a read-out direction; and a microprocessor for detecting movement of the object by comparing the plural single-eye images read out from the solid-state imaging element. The plural optical lenses are arranged so that the positions of the plural single-eye images formed on the solid-state imaging element are displaced from each other by a predetermined distance in the read-out direction, and so that the respective single-eye images formed on the solid-state imaging element partially overlap each other in the read-out direction.10-02-2008
20080267455Method for Movement Compensation of Image Data - According to an exemplary embodiment a method for movement compensation of image data of an object of interest comprises receiving projection data, receiving motion vector field data, and dividing the motion vector field data into a number of layers of motion vector field data. Furthermore, the method comprises generating motion compensated projection data by projecting at least one of the number of layered motion vector field data onto the projection data and applying a two dimensional motion compensation on the projection, and generating image data of at least one voxel by back-projecting the movement compensated projection data.10-30-2008
20120195472MOTION ADAPTIVE DE-INTERLACING APPARATUS AND METHOD - A motion adaptive de-interlacing apparatus includes a motion detection unit, an adaptation unit and a motion recursion unit. The motion detection unit is for calculating multiple current motions of multiple pixels of an image block. The adaptation unit analyzes at least one image characteristic of the image block to accordingly adjust and determine an adaptive factor. The motion recursion unit blends the current motions and multiple previous motions corresponding to the pixels according to the adjusted adaptive factor to obtain multiple blending motions.08-02-2012
20090129634IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - A set of images (IM 05-21-2009
20090185721Image data processing method and image processing apparatus - An image data processing method for creating a clear blur-compensated image; the method calculates the motion data between a reference image and a target image, calculates difference in pixel value between the reference image and the target image for every block matched by the motion data, calculates, based on the difference in pixel value, the blending ratio between the reference image and the target image for each block, and creates a synthesized image by synthesizing the reference image and the target image according to the motion data and the blending ratio.07-23-2009
20080317289Image Processing Apparatus and Method, Program, and Medium Storing the Program Thereon - There is provided an image processing apparatus including motion vector extracting means for extracting a motion vector on a pixel basis from each of a plurality of input images, direct motion vector generating means for generating a direct motion vector to a pixel on an image for processing from a pixel on each of the plurality of input images, on the basis of motion vectors extracted by the motion vector extracting means, and synthesizing means for synthesizing the plurality of input images by using a pixel value of the pixel on each of the plurality of input images, on the basis of the direct motion vector generated by the direct motion vector generating means.12-25-2008
20110142292PICTURE SEARCHING APPARATUS - The picture input section 06-16-2011
20090074252REAL-TIME SELF COLLISION AND OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE - A system, method, and computer program product for avoiding collision of a body segment with unconnected structures in an articulated system are described. A virtual surface is constructed surrounding an actual surface of the body segment. Distances between the body segment and unconnected structures are monitored. Responding to an unconnected structure penetrating the virtual surface, a redirected joint motion that prevents the unconnected structure from penetrating deeper into the virtual surface is determined. The body segment is redirected based on the redirected joint motion to avoid colliding with the unconnected structure.03-19-2009
20110142291Method and Apparatus for Processing Digital Image and Computer Readable Recording Medium - An apparatus for processing a digital image includes a digital signal processor (DSP) that determines motions of different types based on motion information obtained by matching blocks of time-differential images and that determines whether a tripod had been used based on the determined motions.06-16-2011
20110142290IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND PROGRAM - Provided is a method for controlling an image processing apparatus for generating and outputting frames different from each other in frequency component from an input frame include, detecting motion of the input frame by comparing the input frame with a frame before or after the input frame in terms of time, storing the input frame in a frame memory, and reading the input frame by a plurality of times to convert a frame rate of the input frame, generating the frames different from each other in frequency component from the frame whose frame rate has been converted, outputting the generated frames if the detected input frame is determined to be a moving image, and outputting the frame whose frame rate has been converted if the input frame is determined to be a still image.06-16-2011
20090003655Methods and systems for assessing patient movement in diagnostic imaging - Methods and systems for automatically detecting gross patient motion using a diagnostic medical imaging system are provided. The method provides for acquiring a plurality of frames of image data, positioning a first time window and a second time window over overlapping frames of image data, calculating a statistical correlation value based on the first time window and the second time window, and comparing a first derivative of the statistical correlation value to a threshold value to determine patient motion.01-01-2009
20130121538METHOD AND APPARATUS AND PROGRAM - An apparatus for determining the position of a sporting projectile within a scene during a time interval in which the sporting projectile is hidden from the view of a camera, the apparatus comprising: 05-16-2013
20080317290Fingerprint image forming apparatus, finger movement amount calculation method, and fingerprint image forming method - A disclosed apparatus for forming a fingerprint image includes a partial sensor configured to obtain partial images of a fingerprint of a finger moving over the partial sensor; a reference image storing unit configured to store a reference partial image; and an image difference calculating unit configured to calculate a reference image difference between the reference partial image and a first partial image, to calculate a current image difference between the reference partial image and a second partial image, to calculate an amount of movement and/or a position of the finger based on a ratio of the current image difference to the reference image difference, and to store the second partial image and/or the first partial image as parts of the fingerprint image to be formed if the amount of movement and/or the position of the finger is equal to or greater than a predetermined value.12-25-2008
20110142288System and Method of Detection of Optimal Angiography Frames for Quantitative Coronary Analysis Using Wavelet-Based Motion Analysis - A novel and useful system and method of detecting the best candidate frames for diagnosis out of a series of coronary angiograms frames. The mechanism analyzes the motion of the visible arteries in the sequence of angiogram frames to identify the local minimas of the differences between sequential frames. Wavelet transform coefficients are generated for each frame and used to quantify the differences between every two sequential frames to detect minimal differences (which correspond to minimal motion). The optimal end-systole and end-diastole frames are selected from these local minima frames.06-16-2011
20090208061IMAGE ANALYSIS METHOD, APPARATUS AND PROGRAM - An image analysis method for analyzing the motion of an object by using the time-series image data. The method comprises inputting time-series image data, generating time-series object image data by extracting an object region from the time-series image data, and analyzing the motion of the object from the time-series object image data.08-20-2009
20090245585BODY PART GUIDANCE CONTROL METHOD FOR NON-CONTACT BIOMETRICS AUTHENTICATION DEVICE AND NON-CONTACT BIOMETRICS AUTHENTICATION DEVICE - A body part guidance control is performed in a non-contact biometrics authentication device which performs individual authentication utilizing characteristics of a body part which is a portion of a human body, for guiding the body part so as to capture images without contact. The future position at the time of message display is predicted by using body part positions of n times in the past and the guidance message can be selected according to this predicted position to output an appropriate message. Hence the time for guidance into an appropriate image capture region can be shortened, the output of messages for movement in the direction opposite the body part movement can be prevented, and inducement of confusion in the user can be prevented, so that the speed of authentication can be improved.10-01-2009
20090252379INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An information processing apparatus includes a feature value detecting section, an image processing section, and an audio processing section. The feature value detecting section determines, when a first image and a second image that are captured at different positions include a specific subject, a feature value of the subject included in the supplied first and second images. The image processing section detects motion of the subject on the basis of the feature value determined by the feature value detecting section. The audio processing section localizes a sound image of the subject in accordance with the motion of the subject detected by the image processing section.10-08-2009
20090252378Operating method for an imaging system for the time-resolved mapping of an iteratively moving examination object - The invention relates to an operating method for an imaging system for the time-resolved mapping of an iteratively moving examination object. First recordings of the object are generated by the imaging system from various angles while simultaneously recording a phase signal. Multiple static 3D-image data sets corresponding to a sequence of defined phases are reconstructed from the first recordings. Three-dimensional motion fields are calculated from the 3D-image data sets, by which two 3D-image data sets are mapped onto one another. Second recordings of the object are generated by the imaging system from various angles while simultaneously recording a phase signal. 3D-image data sets from the second recordings in a previously determined reference phase of the phase signal using the motion fields is generated which is a sequence of motion-compensated 3D-image data sets.10-08-2009
20110228987MOVING OBJECT DETECTION METHOD AND MOVING OBJECT DETECTION APPARATUS - A moving object detection method is provided which can accurately perform segmentation on an image including an object such as a person that moves changing shape. The method includes: accepting pictures included in the video (S09-22-2011
20090245586IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REAL-TIME MOTION DETECTION - An image processing apparatus and method for real time motion detection is provided. In the apparatus, a sub-sampling module receives and sub-samples a current image and a plurality of previous images and a census transform module performs census transform on each of the sub-sampled images to obtain a census vector. A correlation calculation module calculates and compares correlation values between the current image and the plurality of previous images and detects a region having highest correlation. A motion detection module tracks positions of pixels corresponding to the region having the highest correlation to detect motion information in the images. The image processing apparatus and method can obtain, in real time, the direction and speed of an object that is in motion in each image.10-01-2009
20120195473METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING A SIGNAL INCLUDING AT LEAST A COMPONENT REPRESENTATIVE OF A PERIODIC PHENOMENON IN A LIVING BEING - A method of processing a signal including at least a component representative of a periodic phenomenon in a living being includes obtaining at least one first signal having at least a component representative of a periodic phenomenon in a living being. Separate data representative of at least a periodic component of motion of the living being are obtained by obtaining a sequence of images showing the living being, synchronized with the at least one first signal, and carrying out video-based motion analysis of the sequence of images. The data are used at least to suppress a component of the first signal corresponding to the periodic component of motion of the living being.08-02-2012
20100150403VIDEO SIGNAL ANALYSIS - A video signal is analysed by deriving for each frame a plurality of parameters, said parameters including (a) at least one parameter that is a function of the difference between picture elements of that frame and correspondingly positioned picture elements of a reference frame; (b) at least one parameter that is a function of the difference between picture elements of that frame and correspondingly positioned picture elements of a previous frame; and (c) at least one parameter that is a function of the difference between estimated velocities of picture elements of that frame and the estimated velocities of the correspondingly positioned elements of an earlier frame. Based on these parameters, each frame is assigned one or more of a plurality of predetermined classifications. Scene changes may then be identified as points at which changes occur in these classification assignments.06-17-2010
20090316958MOVEMENT DETECTOR AND MOVEMENT DETECTION METHOD - The invention provides a movement detector for a composite signal, comprising a frame delay unit, a first combiner, a second combiner and a third combiner. The frame delay unit receives the composite signal to generate a one-frame delayed signal, a two-frame delayed signal, and a three-frame delayed signal. The first combiner generates a first difference from a first pair of the composite signal, the one-frame delayed signal, the two-frame delayed signal, and the three-frame delayed signal. The second mean generates a second difference from a second pair of the composite signal, the one-frame delayed signal, the two-frame delayed signal, and the three-frame delayed signal. The first pair is different from the second pair. The third combiner generates a third difference for detecting motion based on the first difference and the second difference.12-24-2009
20100189309Device for optically detecting position and/or orientation of objects comprising at least one linear sensor - The electro-optical system for determining the attitude of a mobile part comprises a fixed part and a mobile part, the fixed part being linked rigidly with at least one virtual image plane.07-29-2010
20100189310System and Method Providing Improved Head Motion Estimations for Animation - The computer-readable media provides improved procedures to estimate head motion between two images of a face. Locations of a number of distinct facial features are determined in two images. The locations are converted into as a set of physical face parameters based on the symmetry of the identified distinct facial features. An estimation objective function is determined by: (a) estimating each of the set of physical parameters, (b) estimating a first head pose transform corresponding to the first image, and (c) estimating a second head pose transform corresponding to the second image. The motion is estimated between the two images based on the set of physical face parameters by multiplying each term of the estimation objective function by a weighted contribution factor based on the confidence of data corresponding to the estimation objective function.07-29-2010
20100177936DEVICE FOR IDENTIFYING AND/OR CLASSIFYING MOVEMENT PATTERNS IN AN IMAGE SEQUENCE OF A SURVEILLANCE SCENE, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - The invention relates to video surveillance systems that are used, for example, for surveying public places, stations, streets, industrial estates, buildings or similar. Said video surveillance systems comprise one or more surveillance cameras that are oriented towards surveillance scenes and transfer image data streams, in the form of image sequences, to an evaluation centre. The invention also relates to a device (07-15-2010
20100177935METHOD OF MOTION DETECTION USING ADAPTIVE THRESHOLD - A method of motion detection using an adaptive threshold, adaptive for determining whether a plurality of target pixels in a current scan line are moving pixels or not, is provided. First, a first threshold is given for determining whether the target pixels in the current scan line are moving pixels. Then, a number of moving pixels in a previous scan line of the current scan line is calculated and determined whether larger than a second threshold. If the number of moving pixels is larger than the second threshold, the first threshold is adjusted by a decrement, and then whether the target pixels in the current scan line are moving pixels is determined by using the adjusted first threshold.07-15-2010
20100177933SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ANALYZING THE MOVEMENT OF A USER - The present invention relates to a system and method of analyzing the movement of a user. More particularly the present invention relates to a new technique for assessing a user's motor functions. It is an object of the present invention to provide a simple, robust, and low-cost technique for analyzing the movement of a user, which can be used in an unsupervised home environment. This object is achieved according to the invention by a method of analyzing the movement of a user, the method comprising the steps of causing the user to perform a coordinated movement in accordance with an instruction, generating video image data in form of a sequence of images by video recording the user, determining in the sequence of images a degree of synchronicity of optical flow on the left and right body half using a computer system comprising computer vision technology, and assessing the user's motor functions based on the degree of synchronicity.07-15-2010
20100150404TRACKING SYSTEM CALIBRATION WITH MINIMAL USER INPUT - To calibrate an positional sensor, a plurality of image locations and image sizes of a tracked object are received as the tracked object is moved through a rich motion path. Inertial data is received from the tracked object as the tracked object is moved through the rich motion path. Each of the plurality of image locations is converted to a three-dimensional coordinate system of the positional sensor based on the corresponding image sizes and a field of view of the positional sensor. An acceleration of the tracked object is computed in the three-dimensional coordinate system of the positional sensor. The inertial data is reconciled with the computed acceleration, calibrating the positional sensor.06-17-2010
20100208945METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SELECTING THE VIEWING CONFIGURATION OF A RENDERED FIGURE - A method for determining a viewing configuration of a rendered figure of a rehab-patient or a sports trainee, aiming to deliver a suitable view on the rendered figure, the method comprising the steps of capturing motion data in the 3D space of one or more body parts of the rehab-patientor the sports trainee and providing them to a computer; and further the step of performing on the computer measurements of deviation of the captured motion data from a reference list of motion data and/or measurements of main motion direction; and based on the results of the above measurements, determining the viewing configuration.08-19-2010
20090252380MOVING OBJECT TRAJECTORY ESTIMATING DEVICE - A moving object trajectory estimating device has: a surrounding information acquisition part that acquires information on surroundings of a moving object; a trajectory estimating part that specifies another moving object around the moving object based on the acquired surrounding information and estimates a trajectory of the specified moving object; and a recognition information acquisition part that acquires recognition information on a recognizable area of the specified moving object, and the trajectory estimating part estimates a trajectory of the specified moving object, based on the acquired recognition information of the specified moving object.10-08-2009
20100119117System and method for tracking motion of an object image - A system, method and computer readable medium are disclosed for tracking motion of an object image, comprising receiving an input image; correlating the input image with a reference image by computing differences between the input image and the reference image; generating a motion vector for a subimage of the input image using a subimage metric surface; and outputting a tracking assessment of object image motion based on the motion vector.05-13-2010
20110026775METHOD FOR MEASUREMENT OF A FLOW IN AN OBJECT, ESPECIALLY A LUMEN OR A VESSEL - It is disclosed a method and a device for measurement of a flow in an object, especially a lumen or a vessel, comprising: generating a temporal sequence of images of the object; determining reliability maps, whereas a reliability map corresponds to an image of the object. Another exemplary embodiment is a method and a device for calculating flow parameters (02-03-2011
20110026776Image Detecting Apparatus and Method Thereof - A method for detecting left-eye/right-eye images is capable of effectively and accurately detecting a sequence or positions of left-eye/right-eye image frames of a stereo image signal. The method includes performing block matching on a target block corresponding to two consecutive image frames of an image signal to determine a motion vector; and performing left-eye/right-eye image determination on a current image frame from the two consecutive image frames according to the motion vector.02-03-2011
20090148000System and Method for Motion Capture - A system and method for measuring, animating, and analyzing motion in real-time is provided which operates with or without markers. System variables are used with a motion model to restrict the number of possible locations of a subject. The system variables are based on known or detected relationships between the motions of the various elements of the model. Visual comparisons and quantitative comparisons provide feedback and help a subject learn or improve a motor skill.06-11-2009
20100303303METHODS FOR RECOGNIZING POSE AND ACTION OF ARTICULATED OBJECTS WITH COLLECTION OF PLANES IN MOTION - The invention comprises an improved system, method, and computer-readable instructions for recognizing pose and action of articulated objects with collection of planes in motion. The method starts with a video sequence and a database of reference sequences corresponding to different known actions. The method identifies the sequence from the reference sequences such that the subject in performs the closest action to that observed. The method compares actions by comparing pose transitions. The cross-homography invariant may be used for view-invariant recognition of human body pose transition and actions.12-02-2010
20100303301Inter-Frame Motion Detection - Methods and systems for detecting motion depicted in a sequence of frames are disclosed. One example method includes estimating a direction and a velocity of the depicted motion. Estimating the velocity includes evaluating velocities in a first range of velocities and evaluating velocities in a second range of velocities if a sufficiently reliable velocity estimate is not found in the first range of velocities.12-02-2010
20090067677Monitoring System and Vehicle Surrounding Monitoring System - A parameter selection section selects one from a plurality of image synthesis parameters stored in a parameter storage section according to an output of a vehicle state detection section. An image synthesis section reads out camera images from frame memories according to the selected image synthesis parameter and generates a synthesized image showing a state of vehicle surroundings. A moving object detection section detects, in the thus generated synthetic image, a moving object region estimated as a region where a moving object is present.03-12-2009
20110019877Method and Apparatus For Monitoring a Production Line - A method for monitoring a production line, in which objects are conveyed over conveyance paths between machines, whereby digital images of the production line are created, is characterized by the steps of (a) generating a reference image sequence, such that it images at least one area of a conveyance path to be monitored between machines, (b) determining the speed or acceleration of an object or a quantity derived therefrom for the reference image sequence, (c) generating a test image sequence, which images the same area of a conveyance path between the machines, (d) determining the speed or acceleration of an object or a quantity derived therefrom for the test image sequence, and (e) comparing the speed or acceleration determined for the test image sequence or a quantity derived therefrom with the corresponding quantity determined for the reference image sequence.01-27-2011
20110019878SYSTEM AND METHOD TO COMPENSATE FOR RESPIRATORY MOTION IN ACQUIRED RADIOGRAPHY IMAGES - A system and method to compensate for respiratory motion in imaging of instruments introduced into the subject anatomy is provided. The system can include an imaging system in communication with a controller. The controller can include a memory with program instructions for execution by the processor to perform the steps of: detecting an illustration of at least a portion of the plurality of instruments introduced into the subject anatomy in a first image and a second image, comparing and calculating a displacement of the plurality of instruments between the first and second images, calculating one of an average or median displacement of the plurality of instruments between the first and second images, and applying one of the average and the median displacement to adjust at least a portion of the first or second images or a pre-acquired three-dimensional model of the internal region of01-27-2011
20110026777Methods and Devices Involving Imagery and Gestures - A portable wireless device (e.g., a mobile phone) is moved or positioned by a user to signal user input. The device takes an action based on such gesture, where the action involves imagery captured by the device. A great variety of other features and arrangements are also detailed.02-03-2011
20110033088Position Detection Apparatus and Position Detection Method - A position detection apparatus is provided including an irradiation unit for emitting an irradiation pattern which is a light group including one or more kinds of irradiation lights to a detection object in space, an imaging unit for obtaining one or more images by imaging the detection object, an imaging control unit for controlling imaging timings, based on irradiation timings at each of which the irradiation pattern is emitted, an analysis unit for extracting an irradiated site in which the detection object is irradiated with the irradiation pattern and for analyzing a positional relationship between the detection object and the irradiation pattern, based on one or more images, and a movement processing unit for moving an irradiated position of the irradiation pattern so that the detection object will be irradiated with the irradiation pattern, based on the positional relationship between the detection object and the irradiation pattern.02-10-2011
20090034801System and method of awareness detection - An awareness detection system and method are provided. The system includes an imaging device positioned to obtain a plurality of images of at least a portion of a subject's head, and an awareness processor in communication with the imaging device. The awareness processor receives an image from the imaging device and performs the steps including conducting a two-point head pose analysis when two eyes of the subject are located, conducting a one-point head pose analysis when only one eye of the subject is located, and conducting a zero-point head pose analysis when zero eyes of the subject are located. The awareness processor further performs the steps of detecting at least one point of interest in the image, conducting a motion analysis of the image to estimate a head pose of the subject, and determining a state of awareness of the subject.02-05-2009
20100177934METHOD OF MOTION DETECTION USING MOTION INFORMATION OF NEIGHBORING PIXELS - A method of motion detection using motion information of neighboring pixels, adaptive for determining whether a plurality of target pixels in a current field are moving pixels, is provided. First, it is determined whether a neighboring pixel in a previous field corresponding to the target pixel in the current field is the moving pixel. If the neighboring pixel in the previous field is the moving pixel, the target pixel is determined as the moving pixel and otherwise it is further determined whether the neighboring pixels around the target pixel in the current field are the moving pixels. If the neighboring pixels in the current field are the moving pixels, then the target pixel is determined as the moving pixel. Accordingly, the mistakenly judged static pixels can be found and modified to moving pixels, such that the accuracy of motion detection can be increased.07-15-2010
20110129124METHOD CIRCUIT AND SYSTEM FOR HUMAN TO MACHINE INTERFACING BY HAND GESTURES - Disclosed is a system method and circuit for human to machine interfacing using one or more 3D hand skeleton models, comprising an image acquisition circuit to acquire a 2D image of a hand, a hand feature identifier module to identify hand features in an acquired image and an image skeleton builder module to generate a 2D skeleton dataset of the hand using identified features. A 3D skeleton builder module is adapted to generate a 3D hand skeleton dataset by determining a configuration of some or all of the one or more 3D hand skeleton models whose 2D projection substantially corresponds to the generated 2D skeleton dataset.06-02-2011
20110044509Bridge structural safety monitoring system and method thereof - The present invention discloses a bridge structural safety monitoring system and a bridge structural safety monitoring method. The method includes the steps of capturing an image of a monitoring area of a bridge to create a standard image of the bridge operated at normal conditions, capturing images of the monitoring area of the bridge continuously to obtain monitoring images, comparing the standard image with the monitoring image to obtain a displacement correlation coefficient of the monitoring area of the bridge, and transmitting the displacement correlation coefficient to a central console, such that the central console can determine the using condition of the bridge according to the displacement correlation coefficient.02-24-2011
20110243391METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PRODUCING IMAGE INFORMATION - The invention relates to a method for generating image information of an image of an image sequence using the image information of a first image. The object of providing a method for generating image information of an image of an image sequence so that a stroboscopic effect is avoided even in the case of varyingly fast movements of the image information and so that a clear display is still possible in the case of low speeds of the image information, is achieved in that the number of intermediate images is determined as a function of the value of the first movement measure and a weighting factor is calculated for each intermediate image.10-06-2011
20110243390ESTIMATING OBJECTS PROPER MOTION USING OPTICAL FLOW, KINEMATICS AND DEPTH INFORMATION - The invention relates to a method for detecting the proper motion of an real-world object, comprising the steps of acquiring, by an image capturing device (ICD), a first image (I10-06-2011
20120243747System and Method for Precision Measurement of Position, Motion and Resonances - A non-contact sensing system for measuring and analyzing an object's position, motion, and/or resonance utilizes optical capturing of image features, data extraction, and signal processing to determine changes in the object's motion or position according to changes in signals, which are associated with the excitation of photons due to the object's motion.09-27-2012
20110211732MULTIPLE EXPOSURE HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE IMAGE CAPTURE - Techniques for creating a High Dynamic Range (HDR) image within a consumer grade digital camera from a series of images of a scene captured at different exposure levels, and displaying the HDR image on the camera's built-in display are provided. The approach employs mixing images of the series to incorporate both scene shadow and highlight details, and the removing of “ghost” image artifacts appearing in the mixed HDR image resulting from movement in the scene over the time the series images are captured. The low computational resource utilization of the image mixing and ghost removal processing operations, along with the ability to commence image mixing and ghost removal prior to the acquisition of all series images, can significantly reduce the time required to generate and display a tone mapped HDR image.09-01-2011
20100260385METHOD, SYSTEM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR DETECTING AND CHARACTERIZING MOTION - A method for motion detection/characterization is provided including the steps of (a) capturing a series of time lapsed images of the ROI, wherein the ROI moves between at least two of such images; (b) generating a motion distribution in relation to the ROI across the series of images; and (c) identifying motion of the ROI based on analysis of the motion distribution. In a further aspect of motion detection/characterization in accordance with the invention, motion is detected/characterized based on calculation of a color distribution for a series of images. A system and computer program for presenting an augmented environment based on the motion detection/characterization is also provided. An interface means based on the motion detection/characterization is also provided.10-14-2010
20090052743MOTION ESTIMATION IN A PLURALITY OF TEMPORALLY SUCCESSIVE DIGITAL IMAGES - Method for computer-aided motion estimation in a plurality of temporally successive digital images. The method includes first partial motion estimating in a second digital image relative to a first digital image temporally preceding the second digital image; constructing a reference image structure from the first digital image and the second digital image based on the first partial motion estimation, the reference image structure containing at least features from the first digital image and/or the second digital image; second partial motion estimating in a third digital image, which temporally succeeds the second digital image, relative to the second digital image; third partial motion estimating with a comparison of features of the third digital image and of the features contained in the reference image structure; and determining motion in the third digital image relative to the first digital image based on the third partial motion estimation, the second partial motion estimation and the first partial motion estimation.02-26-2009
20090324019MOTION SENSING METHOD OF SUB-PIXEL LEVEL PRECISION - The present invention discloses a method for motion sensing of sub-pixel level precision. The method comprises the following steps: acquiring a reference image (reference frame) and a sample image (sample frame) of a surface; calculating the correlation between the reference frame and the sample frame to obtain a motion vector of a photoelectric mouse with respect to this surface; subjecting the reference frame and the sample frame to interpolation to obtain the interpolated reference frame and the interpolated sample frame; calculating the correlation between the interpolated reference frame and the interpolated sample frame in order to correct the aforesaid motion vector and to obtain the movement of the sub-pixel. The precision of displacement measurement can be improved effectively by this method under the condition that sensor's characteristics are not changed to improve the performance of the photoelectric mouse.12-31-2009
20100254575IMAGE ANALYSIS APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE ANALYSIS METHOD - An image analysis apparatus includes a moving image input unit which accepts an input of a moving image of a subject irradiated with X-rays, a determination unit which analyzes the previous frame and current frame of the moving image, and determines based on the analysis result whether or not any of a change in relative position between an exposure field of the X-rays and an observation portion of the subject, a change in imaging condition of the moving image, and a change in observation portion of the subject is detected, and a feature amount setting unit which sets feature amounts extracted from the current frame in the current frame when the determination unit determines that any of the changes is detected, and sets feature amounts set in the previous frame in the current frame when the determination unit determines that no change is detected.10-07-2010
20100054541Driving support system with plural dimension processing units - A driving support system with plural dimension processing units (DPUs) for indicating a condition of a surrounding area is disclosed. The driving support system of a vehicle includes plural image capturing devices disposed around the vehicle; at least a dimension processing unit (DPU) connected with the plural image capturing devices for receiving images from the plural image capturing devices and then producing plural related depth maps; a controller connected with the DPU for receiving the plural related depth maps and then producing an indicating data; and a display device connected with the controller for displaying the indicating data around the vehicle in a vertical view.03-04-2010
20100061596Video-Based Breathing Monitoring Without Fiducial Tracking - A method of determining a similarity with a portion of a physiological motion, includes obtaining a first image of an object, obtaining a second image of the object, determining a level of similarity between the first and second images, and correlating the determined level of similarity between the first and second images with a portion of the physiological motion. A computer product having a set of instructions, an execution of which causes a method of determining a similarity with a portion of a physiological motion to be performed, the method includes obtaining a first image of an object, obtaining a second image of the object, determining a level of similarity between the first and second images, and correlating the determined level of similarity between the first and second images with a portion of the physiological motion.03-11-2010
20110081050System and Method for Estimating Velocity from Image Sequence with First Order Continuity - A computer based method for estimating surface velocity based on a time series of at least two images of a same portion of the ocean surface by solving a heat equation having unknown parameters of heat source s and surface velocity components u and v. The images can be infrared or thermal images from the AVHRR or other images. Assign a pattern of sub-arrays with number of pixels in each sub-array sufficient to overdetermine the heat equation without the need to apply divergence and vorticity constraints. Define the heat equation for each interior pixel using bilinear interpolation at each interior based on solutions at the corner pixels. Use linear regression to solve for the unknown parameters u, v, and s for each corner pixel by minimizing total error of the heat equation in finite difference form at all pixels, and find the parameters at each remaining point with bilinear interpolation.04-07-2011
20110075889IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM WITH AMBIENT SENSING CAPABILITY AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF - An image processing system with ambient sensing capability includes an image sensing device and an ambient sensing device. The image sensing device is used for sensing a scene to generate original image data. The ambient sensing device is coupled to the image sensing device, for analyzing a part of the original image data to generate an ambient sensing result.03-31-2011
20110075888COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVING MEDICAL IMAGE QUALITY USING MOTION INFORMATION - Motion information generated by comparing one or more instances of clinical volume data may be used in a variety of applications. Examples of applications described herein include filtering volume data and adjusting voxel intensity based on the motion information. Motion information may also be used to compress volume data. Combinations of these effects may also be achieved.03-31-2011
20110069871INDOOR ENERGY-SAVING SYSTEM - An indoor energy-saving system includes an image capture device, a motion detection module and a switch module. The image capture device is provided for capturing image data from a monitored area of a room. The motion detection module is coupled to the image capture device for analyzing a human motion occurred in the monitored area from the captured image data. In addition, the switch module is coupled to the motion detection module for controlling transmission of electric power to a load in the room according to an analyzed result of the motion detection module.03-24-2011
20110150288VELOCITY DETECTION APPARATUS HAVING TWO DETECTORS - A velocity detection apparatus detects a position of a moving object at a first timing and a second timing to detect a velocity of the moving object based on a difference between the first timing and the second timing. The first timing is a timing at which an identifiable mark position of the moving object is detected by a first detector and the second timing is a timing at which the mark position is detected by a second detector. The velocity detection apparatus includes a light source and first and second detectors which detects the mark position based on light obtained by illuminating the moving object using the light source. A vertical projection position of the light source onto a plane which is parallel to a main surface of the first or second detector is located between vertical projection positions of the first and the second detector onto the plane.06-23-2011
20110150287Detection of Local Motion between Image Frames - A system and method for detecting local motion between image frames are presented. Each image frame may include a plurality of pixels. A first image frame and a second image frame may be received. Values of a first plurality of pixels at first pixel locations of the first image frame may be read. Values of a second plurality of pixels at second pixel locations of the second image frame may be read. The first pixel locations of the first image frame may correspond to the second pixel locations of the second image frame. A first delta function, based on differences between pixel values between the first and second image frames, may be calculated to produce a first output. The first output may be compared to a first one or more thresholds. It may be determined whether local motion has occurred in the second image frame based on said comparing.06-23-2011
20100260386IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD OF IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - An image processing apparatus for processing a moving image of a subject includes an input unit which accepts an input of a moving image of the subject, an analysis unit which analyzes a phase of a motion of the subject based on a frame image of the moving image, a determination unit which determines whether or not feature amount information of a frame image in phase with the analyzed phase is stored in a storage unit, a feature amount setting unit which sets the feature amount information in a frame image to be processed when it is determined based on the determination result of the determination unit that the feature amount information of the frame image in phase with the analyzed phase is stored in the storage unit, and an image processing unit which executes image processing for the frame image to be processed according to the feature amount information.10-14-2010
20100278393ISOLATE EXTRANEOUS MOTIONS - A system may receive image data and capture motion with respect to a target in a physical space and recognize a gesture from the captured motion. It may be desirable to isolate aspects of captured motion to differentiate random and extraneous motions. For example, a gesture may comprise motion of a user's right arm, and it may be desirable to isolate the motion of the user's right arm and exclude an interpretation of any other motion. Thus, the isolated aspect may be the focus of the received data for gesture recognition. Alternately, the isolated aspects may be an aspect of the captured motion that is removed from consideration when identifying a gesture from the captured motion. For example, gesture filters may be modified to correspond to the user's natural lean to eliminate the effect the lean has on the registry of a motion with a gesture filter.11-04-2010
20100054540Calibration of Video Object Classification - Techniques for calibrating a classification system, wherein one or more objects in at least one video are classified, are provided. At least one view associated with the at least one video is obtained. The at least one view is partitioned into at least one region. A given object is classified in accordance with its location in reference to the at least one region. In an additional embodiment, one or more object models are obtained. At least one normalized size of the one or more objects is defined within at least one view associated with the at least one video in accordance with the one or more object models. The one or more objects are classified in accordance with the at least one defined normalized size.03-04-2010
20090022372MOVEMENT DETECTION METHOD AND DEVICE WITH A THRESHOLDING ALGORITHM PER ENVELOPE - Movement detection method comprising at least the following steps: 01-22-2009
20090022371MOVEMENT DETECTION METHOD AND DEVICE WITH ADAPTIVE DOUBLE FILTERING - Movement detection method comprising the following steps: 01-22-2009
20090262985VIBRATION MEASURING SYSTEM, VIBRATION MEASURING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - There is provided a non-contact vibration measurement technique for a structure by continuously imaging the structure from a far distance using a PIV system and measuring vibration through image analysis. A vibration measurement method includes an imaging step for imaging an object separated by a long distance at a minute time interval by including a long focus optical system, an image processing step for comparing luminance pattern distributions at plural time instants obtained by the imaging step so as to measure a moving direction and a moving amount of a predetermined particle image in the object, a measuring result input step for inputting numerous measurement results of the moving direction and the moving amount of the predetermined particle image measured by the image processing step, a vibration frequency calculation step for calculating an acceleration vector from the imaging interval and performing Fourier transform thereon so as to calculate the vibration frequency of the object, and a vibration frequency output step for outputting the calculation result obtained by the vibration frequency calculation step.10-22-2009
20120201428IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION INCORPORATING ORGAN MOTION - Systems and methods which implement an image reconstruction framework to incorporate complex motion of structure, such as complex deformation of an object or objects being imaged, in image reconstruction techniques are shown. For example, techniques are provided for tracking organ motion which uses raw time-stamped data provided by any of a number of imaging modalities and simultaneously reconstructs images and estimates deformations in anatomy. Operation according to embodiments reduces artifacts, increase the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), and facilitates reduced image modality energy dosing to patients. The technology also facilitates the incorporation of physical properties of organ motion, such as the conservation of local tissue volume. This approach is accurate and robust against noise and irregular breathing for tracking organ motion.08-09-2012
20120201429CORRECTION OF BLOTCHES IN COMPONENT IMAGES - Blotches may be identified and processed to reduce or eliminate the blotch. The blotch may be in just one of several separations and multiple separations may be used, for example, to identify the blotch. An implementation (i) compares a first component image of an image with a first component image of a reference image, (ii) compares a second component image of the image with a second component image of the reference image, and (iii) determines based on these comparisons whether the first component image of the image includes a blotch. Multiple image separations also, or alternatively, may be used, for example, to modify the blotch, as well as to evaluate whether a modification is beneficial.08-09-2012
20120201427ESTIMATING SUBJECT MOTION BETWEEN IMAGE FRAMES - A method for determining a motion estimate, comprising: capturing at least two digital images of a scene at different capture times; designating one of the digital images as a reference digital image; designating a plurality of image regions; determining motion estimates for each image region by shifting the image regions within the non-reference digital images according to each of a plurality of spatial offsets relative to the image region within the reference digital image, computing merit function values for each spatial offset providing an indication of a difference between the image region in the reference digital image and the shifted image regions, computing a fitting function that provides an estimated merit function value as a function of spatial offset; and determining the motion estimate responsive to the determined non-integer spatial offset. A combined motion estimate is determined using weighting coefficients determined responsive to the shapes of the fitting functions.08-09-2012
20120201426ESTIMATING SUBJECT MOTION FOR CAPTURE SETTING DETERMINATION - A method for determining image capture settings for an electronic image capture device, comprising: capturing at least two preview images of a scene; analyzing the preview images to determine a combined motion velocity; determining one or more image capture settings responsive to the combined motion velocity; and capturing an archival image according to the determined image capture settings. The determination of the combined motion velocity includes: defining a plurality image regions; determining local motion velocities for each of the image regions; and combining the local motion velocities to determine the combined motion velocity.08-09-2012
20090028391MOTION DETECTING METHOD AND APPARATUS THEREOF - The invention discloses motion detecting method and apparatus thereof. The method and apparatus are utilized to detect a motion condition of a target pixel. The motion detecting method comprises the following steps: receiving a composite signal including a target frame and a reference frame; selecting a first reference pixel from the target frame and selecting a second reference pixel and a third reference pixel from the reference frame; generating a first signal according to the pixel values of the target pixel and the first reference pixel; calculating a first difference between the target pixel and the first reference pixel and a second difference between the second reference pixel and the third reference pixel, and generating a second signal according to the first difference and the second difference; selecting a plurality of first pixels from the target frame and a plurality of second pixels from the reference flame, according to the target pixel, wherein the second pixels correspond to the first pixels; generating a third signal according to the averaged value of the first pixels and the averaged value of the second pixels; and determining a motion condition of the target pixel according to the first signal, the second signal, and the third signal.01-29-2009
20110164791METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMAGING OF SEMI-TRANSPARENT MATTER - The invention relates to a method and apparatus for measuring the spatial and velocity distribution of scattering structures of a sample in semi-transparent matter. The acquired spectral data I(k, t) are transformed in two steps to image data I(z, v). A Doppler shift is imposed on the light to a separate real and mirror images in the v space to suppress the complex ambiguity artifact.07-07-2011
20120063646SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOTION DETECTION AND THE USE THEREOF IN VIDEO CODING - A system and method for motion detection and the use thereof in video coding are disclosed. In one aspect, a method of defining a region of motion within a video frame in a sequence of video frames comprises loading a current video frame and at least one reference video frame from the sequence, the reference video frame being different from the current video frame. The method further comprises applying filtering operations on the current and the reference video frame in order to obtain at least two scales of representation of the current and the reference video frame. The method further comprises determining for each of the scale representations a video-frame like representation of the structural changes between the current and the reference video frame. The method further comprises combining the video-frame like representations of different scales. The method further comprises determining one or more regions of motion from the combination.03-15-2012
20100284572SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EXTRACTING PLANAR FEATURES, MATCHING THE PLANAR FEATURES, AND ESTIMATING MOTION FROM THE PLANAR FEATURES - A method of controlling an actuator based on a set of three-dimensional (3D) data points is provided. The method includes obtaining a first set of 3D data points for a scene and a second set of 3D data points for a scene with a sensor. At least a first set of planar features is extracted from the first set of 3D data point. At least a second set of planar features is extracted from the second set of 3D data points. A motion is determined between the first set of 3D data points and the second set of 3D data points based on a rotation and a translation from the at least a first set to the at least a second set. At least one actuator is controlled based on the motion.11-11-2010
20100246901Operation Support System, Vehicle, And Method For Estimating Three-Dimensional Object Area - Camera images at times (t09-30-2010
20100246900METHOD AND APPARATUS OF MEASURING POSITIONAL VARIATION OF ROTATION CENTER LINE - A measurement jig having a position indicator is set so as to rotate integrally with a sample, and a magnified image of the position indicator formed by a microscope is picked up by an imaging camera at plural time points during the rotation of the sample. A movement locus of the magnified images picked up is founded, and position variation amount of a rotation center line of the sample is calculated on the basis of the found movement locus.09-30-2010
20100246899Method and Apparatus for Dynamic Estimation of Feature Depth Using Calibrated Moving Camera - A method apparatus estimates depths of features observed in a sequence of images acquired of a scene by a moving camera by first estimating coordinates of the features and generating a sequence of perspective feature image. A set of differential equations are applied to the sequence of perspective feature images to form a reduced order dynamic state estimator for the depths using only a vector of linear and angular velocities of the camera and the focal length of the camera. The camera can be mounted on a robot manipulator end effector. The velocity of the camera is determined by robot joint encoder measurements and known robot kinematics.09-30-2010
20100329514TOMOGRAPHIC IMAGING MOTION SCAN QUALITY RATING - A method for determining if an object of a scan generated by a movable scanner has moved by comparing images generated at a plurality of orientations of the movable scanner and information related to such images. The object is scanned at a first orientation of the movable scanner, and scanned a second time at the first orientation of the movable scanner. A first brightness quantity is generated based on scanning the object at the first orientation, and a second brightness quantity is generated based on scanning the object the second time at the first orientation. The method also includes determining a motion factor based on the first brightness quantity, the second brightness quantity, and first and second images generated at the first orientations of the movable scanner.12-30-2010
20110135158IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND PROGRAM - Provided is an image processing device which includes an optical flow computation unit computing optical flow within an image with reference to a past image, an optical flow detection unit setting multiple reference points in a partial region of the image and detecting whether or not optical flow is generated at the reference points, a feature point data storage unit storing, when optical flow is generated at the reference points, as a feature point a set of peaces of pixel data that generated the optical flow, a feature point tracking unit tracking a motion position of the feature point, a feature point deletion unit deleting the tracked feature point in accordance with a variation in motion position of the feature point, and a passage determination unit determining whether or not passage of an object is detected within the image based on multiple remaining undeleted feature points.06-09-2011
20120148113METHOD FOR DETECTING SHIFTS IN LINE IMAGES OBTAINED BY A SENSOR THAT IS AIRBORNE OR MOVING IN SPACE - Method for estimating shifts of line images obtained by an airborne or spaceborne scanning sensor. The invention relates to a method for estimating shifts in line images of an image, referred to as a “composite image”, made up of the juxtaposition of J line images. The line images show portions of a scene on the surface (S) of a celestial body that are different and successively acquired by a row of sensitive cells of a sensor (06-14-2012
20120148112METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONSERVATIVE MOTION ESTIMATION FROM MULTI-IMAGE SEQUENCES - Apparatus and methods are presented for estimating the velocity field based on a multi-image frame sequence having an integer number M frames, M is greater than two, in which a set of M−1 displaced frame difference (DFD) equations is solved using a set of iteration equations to determine a velocity field.06-14-2012
20120148111METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONSERVATIVE MOTION ESTIMATION FROM MULTI-IMAGE SEQUENCES WITH OPTIMIZED MOTION COMPENSATION - Apparatus and methods are presented for estimating the velocity field based on a multi-image frame sequence having an integer number M frames, M is greater than two, in which a set of M−1 displaced frame difference (DFD) equations is solved including a motion compensated prediction (MCP) equation, M−2 motion compensated interpolation (MCI) equations for solving a velocity field at a first time using a set of iteration equations to determine a velocity field, and 2×(M−2) conservative velocity constraint (CVC) equations for solving a velocity field at times06-14-2012
20120148110METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLACEMENT DETERMINATION BY MOTION COMPENSATION - Motion estimator apparatus and methods are presented in which a fully constrained nonlinear system of equations combing forward and backward displaced frame difference (DFD) equations with a plurality of displacement vector invariant (DVI) equations is solved using the input data from two image frames without approximation and without imposing any additional constraints or assumptions to obtain an estimated displacement field. Also presented is an adaptive framework for solving a system of motion estimation equations.06-14-2012
20080219510Method and device for imaging cyclically moving objects - A method and a device are disclosed for imaging cyclically moving objects using a first and a second imaging method which differ at least with regard to the spatial resolution or the sensitivity. In at least one embodiment of the process, images of the object are continuously recorded by the first imaging method. Temporally different phases of a movement cycle of the object are extracted from the images recorded by the first imaging method. Images of the object are recorded by the second imaging method. The image data recorded in each case in a same, repeating phase of the of the movement cycle by the second imaging method are summed and temporally assigned to the different phases of the movement cycle.09-11-2008
20110135159IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE - An image processing device for improving the accuracy of optical flow calculation when an optical flow is calculated in a window unit. An image processing device for calculating an optical flow on the basis of image information within a window for a processing target using a plurality of images captured at different times includes position acquisition means which acquires position information of the processing target and setting means which sets a size of a window for calculating an optical flow on the basis of the position information acquired by the position acquisition means.06-09-2011
20110096959SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING A PRODUCT CATALOG - A system and method for displaying a product catalog obtains images of a user captured by an image obtaining device, locates a face from each of the images. The system and method further determines a movement direction, a movement speed, and a movement angle of the user's face, and rotates a product catalog with the movement direction, the movement speed, and the movement angle of the user's face.04-28-2011
20100158321HOMOGRAPHY-BASED PASSIVE VEHICLE SPEED MEASURING - An apparatus for passively measuring vehicle speed includes at least one video camera for acquiring images of a roadway upon which at least one moving vehicle travels upon, each of the images comprising a plurality of pixels. A computer processes pixel data associated with the plurality of pixels, including using an adaptive background subtraction model to perform background subtraction on the pixel data to identify a plurality of foreground pixels, extracting a plurality of blobs from the foreground pixels, and rectifying the blobs to form a plurality of rectified blobs using a homography matrix. The homography matrix is obtained by comparing at least one known distance in the roadway with distances between the pixels. Using a planar homography transform, the moving vehicle is identified from the plurality of rectified blobs, wherein the respective ones of the plurality of rectified blobs include vehicle data associated with the moving vehicle. The speed of the moving vehicle is computed from the vehicle data.06-24-2010
20100158320METHOD OF MOTION DETECTION USING CONTENT ADAPTIVE PENALTY FUNCTION - A for motion detection using a content adaptive penalty function, adaptive for determining whether a target pixel in a current field is a moving pixel or not, is provided. First, a penalty function is determined according to characteristics of a plurality of neighboring pixels of the target pixel. Next, a plurality of differences between the corresonding neighboring pixels of the target pixel in adjacent fields are calculated. The difference is then weighted by the penalty function according to the magnitude of the difference and the weighted differences are summed together. Finally, the sum of the weighted differences is compared with a sum threshold, so as to determine whether the target pixel is the moving pixel or not.06-24-2010
20120250945METHOD FOR ANALYZING OBJECT MOTION IN MULTI FRAMES - A method for analyzing object motion in multi frames adapted to an image capturing device is provided. Firstly, a plurality set of first sum of absolute difference (SAD) are obtained according to noise of the image capturing device under a plurality of light settings. Next, two frames are captured under a picturing light setting of the light settings. Then, a plurality of second SAD between the two frames are calculated. Afterwards, a plurality of object block within vein tracking of the object are found. Next, a local motion vector of each object block is respectively calculated according to the second SAD. Then, a first reliability of each object block is respectively calculated according to the second SAD and the set of the first SAD corresponding to the picturing light setting. Afterwards, the local motion vectors are estimated according to the first reliability to obtain a global motion vector.10-04-2012
20100260384SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ADAPTIVE VERTICAL SEARCH RANGE TRACKING FOR MOTION ESTIMATION IN DIGITAL VIDEO - A system and method which determines an adaptive vertical search range used to provide motion estimation in digital video content are disclosed. In some embodiments, a fixed-size vertical search range for the motion estimation is defined and utilized. A reference frame and target frame are stored in memory, and a block in the reference frame is selected for consideration. An offset value is determined which is indicative of a directional shift of the fixed-size vertical search range and the vertical search range is shifted based on the offset value. A motion vector is then estimated using the shifted vertical search range.10-14-2010
20120269400Method and Apparatus for Determining Motion Between Video Images - Systems and methods of determining motion vectors, such as for video encoding, are disclosed. In one example, motion vectors are determined for a current frame, using sampled pixel information from a reference frame. Sampled pixel information is obtained using a sampling pattern. The sampling pattern, in one example, includes subsampling pixels at different rates for horizontal and vertical directions. The subsampling rate can differ, based on an amount of motion represented by a matching block (e.g., the farther a match is found away from an origin of the block, the more subsampling can be done). In another example, a full pixel resolution is maintained proximal an original location of the block; as distance increases in one or more directions, subsampling can begin and/or increase. Sampled pixels can be stored. Interpolation of the sampled pixels can be performed and the sampled and resulting interpolated pixels can be used for comparison.10-25-2012
20090208063DYNAMIC CALIBRATION METHOD FOR SINGLE AND MULTIPLE VEDIO CAPTURE DEVICES - The present invention discloses a dynamic calibration method for a single and multiple video capture devices. The present invention can acquire the variations of the pan angle and tilt angle of a single video capture device according to the displacement of the feature points between successive images. For a plurality of video capture devices, the present invention includes the epipolar-plane constraint between a plurality of video capture devices to achieve the goal of dynamical calibration. The calibration method in the present invention does not require specific calibration patterns or complicated correspondence of feature points, and can be applied to surveillance systems with wide-range coverage.08-20-2009
20100027847MOTION ESTIMATING DEVICE - A motion estimating device first detects mobile objects Oi and Oi′ in continuous image frames T and T′, and acquires image areas Ri and Ri′ corresponding to the mobile objects Oi and Oi′. Then, the motion estimating device removes the image areas Ri and Ri′ corresponding to the mobile objects Oi and Oi′ in the image frames T and T′, extracts corresponding point pairs Pj of feature points between the image frames T and T′ from the image areas having removed the image areas Ri and Ri′, and carries out the motion estimation of the autonomous mobile machine between the image frames T and T′ on the basis of the positional relationship of the corresponding point pairs Pj of feature points.02-04-2010
20120308084METHOD FOR ESTIMATING THE MOVEMENT OF A TRAVELING OBSERVATION INSTRUMENT FLYING OVER A CELESTIAL BODY - Method for estimating the movement of an observation instrument on-board a vehicle flying over a celestial body, the instrument including at least two strips with different lines of sight, each strip realizing the acquisition of successive image lines making up a composite image, parts of the composite images representing substantially a same scene of the celestial body. The estimated movement is determined by optimization of an image similarity function that associates, to a given movement hypothesis, a similarity between values of matched pixels of at least a pair of composite images. The method includes, for each movement hypothesis considered during the optimization: determining, for the at least one pair of composite images, at least one spatio-temporal transformation using the considered movement hypothesis and a geometric model of the observation instrument, and matching the pixels of the at least one pair of composite images using the at least one spatio-temporal transformation.12-06-2012
20120308083IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND INTERPOLATION FRAME GENERATING METHOD - An image processing apparatus includes a frame memory, a motion vector detector, a screen edge detector and an interpolation frame generator. The frame memory frame-delays an input signal and outputs the input signal as a delayed input signal. The motion vector detector detects a motion vector between frames based on the input signal and the delayed input signal. The screen edge detector detects a pixel corresponding to a screen edge in the input signal. The interpolation frame generator generates an interpolation frame from the input signal and delayed input signal based on the motion vector and the pixel corresponding to the screen edge. The interpolation frame generator generates the interpolation frame using the pixel corresponding to the screen edge or the pixel inside relative to the pixel corresponding to the screen edge when the motion vector points a pixel outside relative to the pixel corresponding to the screen edge.12-06-2012
20120308085MOTION DETECTION DEVICE, CONTROL PROGRAM, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - A motion detection device (12-06-2012
20080310683COMPUTER-BASED COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS AND ARRANGEMENTS ASSOCIATED THEREWITH FOR INDICATING USER STATUS - A communication system for multiple users whereby an automatic indication of away status is prompted immediately upon a user's departure from the vicinity of a computer or other medium. In a preferred embodiment, this is accomplished, in an instant messaging environment, via a video camera arrangement whereby, upon there being a detection of a user's absence from the immediate vicinity, an automatic prompt is made to indicate away status for the user.12-18-2008
20110064276IMAGE TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND IMAGE RECEPTION DEVICE - In an image transmission device, an encoding unit selects a part of a plurality of color components constituting color information of inputted image data as a color component to be encoded while periodically changing the color component to be encoded to encode the image data of the selected color component to be encoded, and a data transfer unit transfers the encoded image data of the selected color component to be encoded to a data communication line. In an image reception device, when a data receiving unit receives the encoded image data of the color component to be encoded via the data communication line, a decoding unit decodes the encoded image data of the color component to be encoded, a storage unit stores therein the decoded image data of the color component to be encoded, and a combining unit combines the image data of the current color component to be encoded decoded by the decoding unit with an image data of a past color component to be encoded representing a color different to the current color component to be encoded and stored earlier in the storage unit.03-17-2011
20110317881FLOW SOUND IN X-RAY EXAMINATION - The invention relates to the representation of blood flow-related information using an X-ray image acquisition device. In order to provide an improved method in an X-ray imaging system for representing the blood flow, for vessel analysis purposes for example, a device and a method are provided where X-ray images are used to determine the spatial distribution of blood velocity. Using this information it is possible to artificially synthesize a sound defined by the visual spectrum determined by the velocity distribution. Providing sound information based on X-ray imaging technique allows cardiologists and neurologists, for example, an enhanced way of evaluating vascular lesions and a better control on quality of resulting blood flow.12-29-2011
20120057761THREE DIMENSIONAL HUMAN POSE RECOGNITION METHOD AND APPARATUS - The present invention discloses a three dimensional human pose recognition method and apparatus, where the three dimensional human pose recognition method includes steps of: a three dimensional pose initial recognition step of performing three dimensional pose recognition on an input image containing a human image to obtain image-based three dimensional human pose information; a sensor information acquisition step of acquiring, by a motion sensor, motion information of human articulation points; and a three dimensional pose correction step of correcting, with the motion information acquired by the sensor information acquisition step, the image-based three dimensional human pose information recognized by the three dimensional pose initial recognition step. According to the technical solution of the invention, it is possible to improve accuracy of the three dimensional human pose recognition efficiently. Further, the present invention also discloses a three dimensional human pose recognition method and apparatus, in which three dimensional half-body pose recognition is proposed, thereby speed of three dimensional human pose recognition can be improved significantly while improving accuracy of three dimensional human pose recognition.03-08-2012
20120002845METHOD OF DETERMINING SHIFT BETWEEN TWO IMAGES - A method of determining shift between two images is disclosed. A first array of pixel data of a first image is mapped to a first feature array(s) having a dimension lesser than the first array, and a second array of pixel data of a second image is mapped to a second feature array(s) having a dimension lesser than the second array. The second feature array is aligned with the first feature array by determining similarity between the first feature array and a number of the shifted second feature arrays. The position shift of the shifted second feature array with most similarity is thus determined as the shift between the two images.01-05-2012
20090136092OBJECT BOUNDARY ACCURATE MOTION DETECTION USING HIERARCHICAL BLOCK SPLITTING AND MOTION SEGMENTATION - The present invention is directed to an apparatus for motion segmentation in the field of motion detection, whereby an initial motion map is processed to a more accurate final motion map which identifies the non- and the movement of pixels between at least two successive images, said apparatus comprising a processing-segmentation device and a combination-logic device. In this apparatus the initial motion map is processed to three different feature maps, describing static edges, moving edges and moving flat areas between at least two successive images, respectively.05-28-2009
20120128212OBJECT COUNTER AND METHOD FOR COUNTING OBJECTS - An object counter performs a method for counting objects that includes capturing images representing moving images of a predetermined counting view, detecting a motion region in the moving images of the predetermined counting view, calculating a motion region speed value indicating a speed of movement of the motion region. A contribution zone is repeatedly defined based on a predetermined counting boundary, the motion region speed value, and a contribution time period. A sub area value representing the size of the area of the motion region contained in the defined contribution zone is repeatedly retrieved and registered. A total area value is generated by adding a plurality of registered sub area values, and estimating the number of objects that have passed the counting boundary based on a reference object area value.05-24-2012
20120008834Motion Detection in Video with Large Areas of Detail - A method for motion detection is provided that includes determining a first motion measure for a pixel based on differences between first neighboring pixels of the pixel, determining a detail measure for the pixel, wherein the detail measure is indicative of an amount of detail in second neighboring pixels of the pixel, adapting a first coring threshold and a first gain of a first transfer function based on the detail measure, and using the adapted first transfer function to map the first motion measure to a first motion parameter.01-12-2012
20130011019METHOD FOR MONITORING MOVEMENTS OF GROUND - The invention relates to a method of surveying movements of a terrain. The invention is characterized by the fact that the method comprises: 01-10-2013
20120057760MOTION VECTOR DETECTION DEVICE, APPARATUS FOR DETECTING MOTION VECTOR AND MOTION VECTOR DETECTION METHOD - A motion vector detection device includes: a matching error calculation part that calculates matching errors between a focus block and each of reference blocks; a least matching error calculation part calculating a least matching error from among the matching errors; a threshold calculation part calculating a threshold value; a correction vector calculation part calculating a correction vector from motion vectors detected in the reference blocks; and a motion vector determination part determining, as a motion vector for the focus block, a relative position vector in a block in which the relative position vector with respect to the focus block is the closest to the correction vector, the block being selected from among the reference blocks in which a difference between the plurality of matching errors and the least matching error is within the threshold value.03-08-2012
20120057759OBJECT ESTIMATION DEVICE, METHOD AND PROGRAM - Efficient and accurate estimation of the position and size of an object is achieved. Convolution of an image with a smoothing filter is repeated to generate a plurality of smoothed images L(x, y, σ03-08-2012
20120020530MOTION ESTIMATION AND COMPENSATION OF FEATURE-MOTION DECORRELATION - The subject disclosure relates to motion estimation and compensation of feature-motion decorrelation. In an aspect, coupled filtering can be employed to solve feature-motion decorrelation problems. In further aspects, a linear convolution model can be employed to model image variation caused by motion, and an image before motion and a warped image after motion can be filtered with a pair of filters having motion parameters shared with a tissue motion model. Compensation of feature-motion decorrelation in ultrasound images demonstrates various aspects of the subject disclosure.01-26-2012
20120027263HAND GESTURE DETECTION - A method for detecting presence of a hand gesture in video frames includes receiving video frames having an original resolution, downscaling the received video frames into video frames having a lower resolution, and detecting a motion corresponding to the predefined hand gesture in the downscaled video frames based on temporal motion information in the downscaled video frames. The method also includes detecting a hand shape corresponding to the predefined hand gesture in a candidate search window within one of the downscaled video frames using a binary classifier. The candidate search window corresponds to a motion region containing the detected motion. The method further includes determining whether the received video frames contain the predefined hand gesture based on the hand shape detection.02-02-2012
20120027262Block Matching In Motion Estimation - A video processor comprises an instruction set of programmed operations for operating on video data. The instruction set has an instruction which corresponds to a programmed operation for performing a motion estimation calculation between pixel data in frames of video data. The programmed operation causes the processor to calculate a measure of motion estimation at each of a plurality of search locations within a search window. The processor comprises a plurality of calculation units (02-02-2012
20100303302Systems And Methods For Estimating An Occluded Body Part - A depth image of a scene may be received, observed, or captured by a device. The depth image may include a human target that may have, for example, a portion thereof non-visible or occluded. For example, a user may be turned such that a body part may not be visible to the device, may have one or more body parts partially outside a field of view of the device, may have a body part or a portion of a body part behind another body part or object, or the like such that the human target associated with the user may also have a portion body part or a body part non-visible or occluded in the depth image. A position or location of the non-visible or occluded portion or body part of the human target associated with the user may then be estimated.12-02-2010
20100172547ON-VEHICLE IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE - An image processing device includes a first camera that captures the periphery of a vehicle, specific region extracting units that extract regions, each of which is closer to the edge of an image than to the center of the image, as specific regions, and a movement amount calculating unit that calculates the amount of movement of the vehicle on the basis of image information in a plurality of specific regions. Therefore, it is possible to process only the first specific region and the second specific region of the captured image and thus effectively perform image processing.07-08-2010
20120121138METHOD OF IDENTIFYING MOTION SICKNESS - A method of identifying a motion-sickness problem in a motion-image sequence includes using a processor to analyze the image-sequence information to identify a propensity that the image sequence can induce motion sickness in a user and forming a saliency map calculated from salient static and dynamic visual features in the image-sequence information. The method further includes identifying moving and static objects and parameters in the saliency map describing the characteristics of the moving and static objects and distribution of salient features that can induce motion sickness in the identified image-sequence information, determining the propensity of the identified moving and static objects and parameters in the saliency map that can induce motion sickness, and producing a signal based upon the determined propensity to identify a motion-sickness problem in the image sequence.05-17-2012
20100092043METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CHARACTERIZING MOVEMENT OF AN OBJECT - Motion of an object is characterized based on data indicative of a plurality of pixilated images of the object. An outline of the object may be extracted from the data for each pixilated image of the object. Changes over time in a shape and/or position of the outline may be used to determine a speed associated with the object.04-15-2010
20090034800Method Of Automatic Navigation Directed Towards Regions Of Interest Of An Image - The invention is in the technological field of digital imaging. More specifically, the invention relates to a method of automatic navigation between a digital image (02-05-2009
20120213414MOTION INDEX FOR MEDICAL IMAGING DATA BASED UPON GRANGEAT'S FORMULA - Embodiments and processes of computer tomography perform tasks associated with selecting a portion of projection or emission data that contain the least amount of motion based upon a predetermined motion index, a derivative of plane integral (DPI). Other embodiments and processes of computer tomography perform tasks associated with determining an amount of direction-dependent motion in an object based upon a comparison of the DPIs in predetermined directions.08-23-2012
20120213415MOTION-CONTROLLED DEVICE AND METHOD THEREOF - An electronic device obtains a motion of a displaced object in two captured video frames utilizing phase correlation of the two frames. The device identifies magnitude of the motion and an area in a phase correlation surface corresponding to an area of the object, and accordingly determines if the motion is a qualified motion operable to trigger a gesture command of the device. The phase correlation surface is obtained from the phase correlation of the two frames.08-23-2012
20120163675MOTION CAPTURE APPARATUS AND METHOD - Disclosed herein is a motion capture apparatus and method. The motion capture apparatus includes a three-dimensional (3D) appearance reconstruction unit for reconstructing a 3D appearance of an entity using a multi-view image obtained by capturing the entity at a T+1-th frame. A 3D skeleton generation unit generates a 3D skeleton of the T+1-th frame using the 3D appearance and a model of the entity having a motion of a T-th frame. A motion reconstruction unit reconstructs a motion of the T+1-th frame of the model by changing the motion of the model based on the 3D skeleton of the T+1-th frame.06-28-2012
20120163674MOTION DETECTION MODULE, ELECTRONIC DEVICE APPLYING THE MOTION DETECTION MODULE, AND MOTION DETECTION METHOD - An electronic device which includes a motion detection module, a storage unit, and a processing unit. The motion detection module includes a heat detection unit, a recognition unit, and a processing unit. The heat detection unit is used to produce a series of detection signals in series when a human presence is detected around the electronic device within a predetermined area. The analysis unit is used to convert the detection signals into a series of binary images. The recognition unit compares the binary images sequentially and determines any change between these binary images, and is further able to determine the particular human motion which is taking place. The storage unit stores a relationship table recording relations between functions and particular human motions. The processing unit is used to determine the function corresponding to the particular human motion determined by the recognition unit, and executes the function.06-28-2012
20100226544MOVING STATE ESTIMATING DEVICE - A moving state estimating device (09-09-2010
20100208944IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus for correcting a positional deviation between a plurality of images obtained in time series and performing synthesis processing on the plurality of corrected images determines a motion vector between the plurality of images, corrects the positional deviation between images on the basis of the determined motion vector, and generates a synthesized image by synthesizing the plurality of images subjected to the positional deviation correction. The image processing apparatus extracts a filter area in which filter processing is to be performed on the basis of a degree of inconsistency occurring when the positional deviation between the plurality of images is corrected, determines a filter kernel on the basis of an imaging condition, and performs filter processing based on the filter kernel on the filter area of the synthesized image.08-19-2010
20120134543METHOD OF IDENTIFYING MOTION SICKNESS - A method to determine the propensity of an image-sequence to induce motion sickness in a viewer includes using a processor to analyze the image-sequence information to extract salient static and dynamic visual features in the image sequence information, evaluating distribution of the salient static and dynamic features in the saliency map to estimate a probability of the image sequence causing the viewer to make eye and head movements and, using the estimated probability to determine the propensity that the image-sequence would induce motion sickness in a user as a consequence of the eye and head movements.05-31-2012
20120314909SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MAGNETIC RESONANCE ANGIOGRAPHY COORDINATED TO CARDIAC PHASE USING SPIN LABELING - A system and method is provided for magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) that includes applying a labeling pulse sequence to a labeling region of a subject having a first portion of a vasculature extending through the labeling region to label spins moving within the labeling region and acquiring labeling data from labeled spins moving in the subject. The labeling data is analyzed to determine a velocity of the labeled spins and the velocity of the labeled spins is compared to a predetermined metric to determine when the subject is in a predetermined cardiac phase. When in a desired cardiac phase, an imaging pulse sequence is applied to an imaging region of the subject having a second portion of the vasculature extending through the imaging region to acquire medical imaging data from the imaging region. The imaging region is separate from labeling region.12-13-2012
20080212838Methods and apparatus for 3D surface imaging using active wave-front sampling - According to one aspect, a method of determining motion of at least one feature present in a plurality of images, the plurality of images captured by a single camera of a scene, each of the plurality of images resulting from light passing through an aperture positioned at a different location for each of the plurality of images is provided. The method comprises determining the motion, in integer pixel units using a first tracking algorithm, of the at least one feature between a first image of the plurality of images and a second image of the plurality of images to obtain an integer pixel measurement of the motion, offsetting the first image and the second image according to the integer pixel measurement, determining the motion, in sub-pixel units using a second tracking algorithm, between the at least one feature in the offset first image and the second image to obtain a sub-pixel measurement, and combining the integer pixel measurement and the sub-pixel measurement to form an estimate of the motion of the at least one feature.09-04-2008
20120177254MOTION DETECTION USING DEPTH IMAGES - A sensor system creates a sequence of depth images that are used to detect and track motion of objects within range of the sensor system. A reference image is created and updated based on a moving average (or other function) of a set of depth images. A new depth images is compared to the reference image to create a motion image, which is an image file (or other data structure) with data representing motion. The new depth image is also used to update the reference image. The data in the motion image is grouped and associated with one or more objects being tracked. The tracking of the objects is updated by the grouped data in the motion image. The new positions of the objects are used to update an application.07-12-2012
20120177253METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING PANORAMA - A method and an apparatus for generating a panorama are provided. In the present method, a plurality of raw images of a scene is captured. A coarse motion estimation is executed on the raw images to obtain a coarse motion estimation result of the scene. In the meantime, the raw images inside a window of interest (WOI) are cropped to obtain a plurality of cropped images, and a fine motion estimation is executed on the cropped images according to the coarse motion estimation result of the scene, so as to obtain a fine motion estimation result of the scene. The raw images are stitched and blended according to the fine motion estimation result, so as to generate the panorama.07-12-2012
20100272323DISPLAY APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM - In a display apparatus connected to an image processing apparatus which detects the change amount in an input image and stores, as a detected image, an image during a period with a change amount equal to or more than a predetermined amount, the change log of the change amount and the detected image are received, the change log is displayed by using a graph, and information related to the detected image is displayed on the graph in a superposed manner.10-28-2010
20120314910METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETERMINING THE POSITION OF A FIRST STRUCTURE RELATIVE TO A SECOND STRUCTURE OR A PART THEREOF - The position of a first structure relative to a second structure can be determined by a) providing a reference image containing the first structure, b) providing a measurement image containing the second structure, in which the measurement image is recorded with an image sensor with a plurality of sensor pixels and the image sensor has at least one known faulty sensor pixel, c) producing a masked measurement image with a masked region that corresponds to the second structure, and forming an optimization function of the shift of the masked measurement image and the reference image relative to each other, d) determining the extreme value of the optimization function and determining the optimum value of the shift based on the extreme value, and e) determining the position of the first structure relative to the second structure on the basis of the optimum shift value.12-13-2012
20090060283SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING POSITION AND VELOCITY OF A HANDHELD DEVICE - Embodiments of the present invention provide a handheld device that comprises an information module for obtaining and/or receiving information pertaining to a surface adjacent to the device, and a position determination arrangement for determining at least one of a position and/or velocity of the handheld device. The position determination arrangement comprises a determination module configured to determine at least one of a relative position of the handheld device and/or a velocity of the handheld device based upon at least one of surface markings located on the surface adjacent the device and/or apparatus markings located on an input apparatus. The surface markings and the apparatus markings are configured to provide absolute position information.03-05-2009
20090060282IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE AND USAGE METHOD THEREOF - An image capturing device includes an image capturing module, an image processing module coupled to the image capturing module, a comparing module, and an activating module. The image capturing module is capable of capturing images of an object including a pair of sequential pre-images and a final image of the object. The image processing module is capable of determining a movement of the object in the pair of sequential pre-images. The comparing module determines whether the movement of the object is within the range of a pre-determined movement tolerance stored in the comparing module and is capable of outputting a first trigger signal if the movement of the object is within the range of the pre-determined movement tolerance. The activating module receives the first trigger signal and activates the image capturing module to capture the final image of the object according to the first trigger signal.03-05-2009
20090060284Image Processing Apparatus, Image Processing Method, and Computer Program - An image processing apparatus for generating a motion compensation image. The image processing apparatus includes: a pixel-relative-position calculation section calculating a relative position between a pixel position of a pixel constituting the motion compensation image and a pixel position of a reference pixel of a reference image to be used for calculating a pixel value of the pixel on the basis of motion vector information; a relative-position quantization section performing quantization processing of relative-position information calculated by the pixel-relative-position calculation section and generating quantized-relative-position information; and a motion-compensation-image generation section generating a motion compensation image by calculating a pixel value of a constituent pixel of the motion compensation image on the basis of the quantized-relative-position information and a pixel value of the reference pixel.03-05-2009
20120189168MULTI-MODE REGION-OF-INTEREST VIDEO OBJECT SEGMENTATION - The disclosure is directed to techniques for automatic segmentation of a region-of-interest (ROI) video object from a video sequence. ROI object segmentation enables selected ROI or “foreground” objects of a video sequence that may be of interest to a viewer to be extracted from non-ROI or “background” areas of the video sequence. Examples of a ROI object are a human face or a head and shoulder area of a human body. The disclosed techniques include a hybrid technique that combines ROI feature detection, region segmentation, and background subtraction. In this way, the disclosed techniques may provide accurate foreground object generation and low-complexity extraction of the foreground object from the video sequence. A ROI object segmentation system may implement the techniques described herein. In addition, ROI object segmentation may be useful in a wide range of multimedia applications that utilize video sequences, such as video telephony applications and video surveillance applications.07-26-2012
20120263354METHOD FOR EVALUATING TIRE SELF-CLEANING CAPABILITY BY ANALYZING RECORDED IMAGES - Methods are provided for evaluating the ability of a tire to release materials from its tread during rotation. A tire tread is rotated about an axis while images of the tread are recorded to capture the effect of centrifugal forces on materials that have been loaded into the tread. The images are then used to quantify the location of certain events during the rotation of the tire tread such as when e.g., materials first began releasing from the tread during rotation and/or the rate of such release. These events can be correlated with other variables such as the rpm, centrifugal acceleration, and/or time at which such events occurred. By comparing these quantitative results for different tread patterns, the effect of differences between tread patterns can be evaluated to develop and improve the self-cleaning ability of a tire.10-18-2012
20120082347APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CALCULATING MOTION OF OBJECT - Disclosed are an apparatus and a method for measuring a speed of a rotation body and recognizing a spin using a line scan. The present invention provides an apparatus and a method for calculating a motion of an object capable of acquiring line scan images using some lines of an area scan camera and calculating a three-dimensional speed and a three-dimensional spin of a rotation body by using a composite image in which the line scan images are coupled. The present invention can provide a realistic game or training at low cost by providing realistic physical simulation of the rotation body while allowing a competitive price when producing products by using the existing inexpensive camera.04-05-2012
20100254574Method for decomposition and rendering of video content and user interface for operating the method thereof - A method for decomposition and rendering of video content and user interface for operating the method thereof is disclosed. First, a plurality of target shots are recognized from a video, the video is decomposed into a plurality of video units based on the playtime of each target shot. Then, the video frame of target shot is decomposed into a background scene and at least one foreground object. The editing process is performed on the background to generate the plentiful visual effect. The video content of each video unit is known by analyzing the information of the foreground object, and therefore each video unit can be annotated. Furthermore, the user interface reintegrates the foreground object in the background scene and generates the customized video content according to users' request, so that viewers may get more enjoyment on game watching.10-07-2010
20100254573Method for measuring the dissimilarity between a first and a second images and a first and second video sequences - Method for measuring the dissimilarity between a first and a second images, including the following steps: a) multiresolution decomposition of the first and the second images to obtain coefficients of the first and of the second images, each coefficient being function of a scale and a location in space; b) constitution of the patches for the first and the second images; c) evaluation of the dissimilarity between the probability density functions of patches having a given scale and belonging to the first image and of patches having the same scale and belonging to the second image, the dissimilarity being a partial measure of the dissimilarity between the first and the second images; and a method for measuring the dissimilarity between a first and second video sequences, the method following a similar multi-scale approach based on sparse intrascale/interscale/interchannel patches and additionally taking motion into account.10-07-2010
20080298639Image Processing Apparatus, Image Processing Method, and Electronic Appliance - In an image processing apparatus, the amount of motion between a low-resolution image as a datum image and each of N low-resolution images is detected and, based on the detected amounts of motion, the datum image, and M consulted images (N>M≧1) selected out of the N low-resolution images, a high-resolution image is generated. An image evaluator, which selects the consulted images, takes each of the N low-resolution images as an evaluated image and arranges, based on the amounts of motion, the datum image and the evaluated images in a common coordinate system. Based on a pixel position on the datum image in the common coordinate system, a datum position in the common coordinate system is set. For each evaluated image, the distance from the datum position to a pixel position on that evaluated image is evaluated so that evaluated images corresponding to relatively small distances are selected as consulted images, while evaluated images corresponding to relatively great distances are excluded from the M consulted images.12-04-2008
20120093373IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus includes: a motion detection unit detecting a motion of a subject to be evaluated by using an image of the subject to be evaluated; a correlation calculation unit calculating a temporal change correlation between motion amounts of a plurality of portions of the subject to be evaluated, by using a motion vector indicating the motion of the subject to be evaluated, which is detected by the motion detection unit; and an evaluation value calculation unit calculating an evaluation value to evaluate cooperativity of the motion of the subject to be evaluated, by using the correlation calculated by the correlation calculation unit.04-19-2012
20110235866MOTION DETECTION APPARATUS AND METHOD - Erroneous detection of a moving body in a background region is suppressed. Specifically, the position of one input image of two input images is made to coincide with the position of the other input image so as to eliminate relative positional deviation between the two input images. The amount of residual positional deviation in the thus registered two input images is calculated. The resolution of the two input images is lowered so as to take on a resolution A if the amount of residual positional deviation is greater than a prescribed threshold value d and take on a resolution B if the amount of residual positional deviation is equal to or less than the prescribed threshold value d (resolution A09-29-2011
20120321139CONTENT-ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS, METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING OPTICAL FLOW - Embodiments include methods and systems which determine pixel displacement between frames based on a respective weighting-value for each pixel or a group of pixels. The weighting-values provide an indication as to which pixels are more pertinent to optical flow computations. Computational resources and effort can be focused on pixels with higher weights, which are generally more pertinent to optical flow determinations.12-20-2012
20120328161METHOD AND MULTI-SCALE ATTENTION SYSTEM FOR SPATIOTEMPORAL CHANGE DETERMINATION AND OBJECT DETECTION - A method and multi-scale attention system for the detection of objects and temporal change regions by a spatiotemporal attention operator of an image sequence, which linearly aggregates temporal change filter with spatial saliency filter and includes an extractor of salient maxima, which selects consecutive salient maxima of the spatiotemporal operator to produce the locations of the objects of interest and the centers of temporal change regions. The concept of spatial local scale introduced into the system and method for its determination allows for a scale-adaptive integration of the temporal change with spatial saliency and effective detection of different in size and location objects of interest. Can be used for object and spatiotemporal change detection in monitoring pollution, natural disasters, weather conditions and environmental changes based on satellite remote sensing imagery from various sensors.12-27-2012
20120328160METHOD FOR DETECTING AND RECOGNIZING OBJECTS OF AN IMAGE USING HAAR-LIKE FEATURES - Disclosed is a technique for extracting a Haar-like feature based on moment capable of quickly detecting (or recognizing) an object in an input image by using calculation of the n12-27-2012
20100202664MOTION CORRECTION IN NUCLEAR IMAGING - A radiation detection apparatus (08-12-2010
20100202663SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADAPTIVELY DEFINING A REGION OF INTEREST FOR MOTION ANALYSIS IN DIGITAL VIDEO - A system and method for adaptively defining a region of interest for motion analysis in digital video is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of detecting a gesture is disclosed which comprises receiving a video sequence comprising a plurality of frames, determining a region of interest which excludes a portion of the frame, and detecting the gesture within the region of interest.08-12-2010
20130011021IMAGE ANALYSIS APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE ANALYSIS METHOD - An image analysis apparatus includes a moving image input unit which accepts an input of a moving image of a subject irradiated with X-rays, a determination unit which analyzes the previous frame and current frame of the moving image, and determines based on the analysis result whether or not any of a change in relative position between an exposure field of the X-rays and an observation portion of the subject, a change in imaging condition of the moving image, and a change in observation portion of the subject is detected, and a feature amount setting unit which sets feature amounts extracted from the current frame in the current frame when the determination unit determines that any of the changes is detected, and sets feature amounts set in the previous frame in the current frame when the determination unit determines that no change is detected.01-10-2013
20130011020IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An image processing device includes an image input portion, a motion vector acquisition portion and a distortion component estimation portion. The image input portion inputs a plurality of frame images. The motion vector acquisition portion acquires an amount of parallel movement between two frame images. The distortion component estimation portion performs approximation such that a motion matrix indicating a motion between the frame images consists only of a parallel movement component and a rolling shutter distortion component, uses the amount of parallel movement to calculate, for each of the frame images, a tentative distortion coefficient included in the rolling shutter distortion component and uses the plurality of tentative distortion coefficients calculated to estimate a distortion coefficient.01-10-2013
20110158482ACTIVITY MAPPING SYSTEM - A system for monitoring the motion of objects is configured to identify objects meeting predetermined criteria appearing in a scene and to track the motion of identified objects across the scene. In a particular embodiment the system is configured to compile statistical data for multiple points or regions to indicate one or both of: the frequency with which objects are initialised at that region or point; and the frequency with which initialised objects cross the region or point. The initialisation data will indicate the areas in the scene where objects are most frequently initialised. If the statistical data shows an area of the scene in which objects are never initialised this might indicate that there is an obstruction between objects that need to be tracked and the detector. The path data will indicate the paths most frequently followed by objects. If there is a particularly well trodden path to and fro in a particular part of the scene this might distort the result of a count of people entering and leaving a region in the scene.06-30-2011
20080226132Unitized Ergonomic Two-Dimensional Fingerprint Motion Tracking Device and Method - A sensor which uses a plurality of partial fingerprint readers (imagers), and various computational algorithms, to detect changes in fingerprint images as a function of finger movement. The sensor can provide both finger motion information and fingerprint images. The sensor uses multiple partial fingerprint readers, arranged in different directions on a surface, to detect finger motion in two dimensions. The sensor can also detect the relative speed and direction of finger movement. Some sensor embodiments use deep finger penetrating radio frequency (RF) based circuits, which can be inexpensively printed or formed on the surface of robust and flexible dielectric materials such as Kapton tape. The sensor also has textured surfaces to help guide the user. The sensor both small and robust, and is well suited for control applications for low-cost mass market microprocessor controlled devices such as cell phones, MP3 players, laptop computers, and other devices.09-18-2008
20080226131MOTION DETECTION APPARATUS - A motion detection apparatus which extracts a 1-frame differential signal from a video signal, separates the 1-frame differential signal into a vertical low frequency signal having a frequency which is lower than a predetermined frequency with respect to the vertical direction of a frame of the video signal and a vertical high frequency signal having a frequency which is equal to or higher than the predetermined frequency, separates, from the vertical low frequency signal and the vertical high frequency signal, signals having different frequency bands with respect to the horizontal direction of a frame of the video signal, respectively, and combines these separated signals.09-18-2008
20130177213APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR VIRTUAL VIEW GENERATION ON MULTI-VIEW IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION SYSTEM - Provided is an apparatus and method for generating a virtual view in an image reconstruction system which uses multiple views. In the image reconstruction system which uses multiple views, the virtual view generating apparatus may receive original view projection images that are generated by emitting X rays toward an object via original views, three-dimensionally reconstruct the object by using the original view projection images, generate original view reprojection images by virtually emitting X-rays toward the reconstructed 3D object via the original views, estimate a motion of the reconstructed 3D object with respect to at least two of the original view reprojection images using a block-based motion estimation scheme, and generate an intermediate view projection image with respect to the at least two of the original view reprojection images by using information relating to the estimated motion.07-11-2013
20080219509TRACKING AN OBJECT WITH MULTIPLE ASYNCHRONOUS CAMERAS - The path and/or position of an object is tracked using two or more cameras which run asynchronously so there is need to provide a common timing signal to each camera. Captured images are analyzed to detect a position of the object in the image. Equations of motion for the object are then solved based on the detected positions and a transformation which relates the detected positions to a desired coordinate system in which the path is to be described. The position of an object can also be determined from a position which meets a distance metric relative to lines of position from three or more images. The images can be enhanced to depict the path and/or position of the object as a graphical element. Further, statistics such as maximum object speed and distance traveled can be obtained. Applications include tracking the position of a game object at a sports event.09-11-2008
20130114862IMAGE PROCESSING UNIT, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM - An image processing unit includes a memory unit in which continuously captured images including a reference image and a comparative image are stored, an image dividing unit to divide the reference image and the comparative image into image blocks of a predetermined size, a mean value calculator unit to calculate a mean value of pixel outputs in each image block of each of the reference and comparative images, a threshold determining unit to determine a threshold according to a mean value of pixel outputs of an image block of the reference image, and a determiner unit to compare the threshold with a difference value of the mean values of the pixel outputs in the image blocks of the reference and comparative images to be synthesized and determine whether the image blocks of the reference and comparative images are suitable for image synthesis based on a result of the comparison.05-09-2013
20130094715SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING THE MOTION OF A FINGERPRINT SURFACE WITH RESPECT TO A SENSOR SURFACE - A fingerprint motion tracking method and system is provided for sensing features of a fingerprint along an axis of finger motion, where a linear sensor array has a plurality of substantially contiguous sensing elements configured to capture substantially contiguous overlapping segments of image data. A processing element is configured to receive segments of image data captured by the linear sensor array and to generate fingerprint motion data. Multiple sensor arrays may be included for generating directional data. The motion tracking data may be used in conjunction with a fingerprint image sensor to reconstruct a fingerprint image using the motion data either alone or together with the directional data.04-18-2013
20130101178DIGITAL PROCESSING METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINATION OF OPTICAL FLOW - A method and system for determining an optical flow field between a pair of images is disclosed. Each of the pair of images is decomposed into image pyramids using a non-octave pyramid factor. The pair of decomposed images is transformed at a first pyramid scale to second derivative representations under an assumption that a brightness gradient of pixels in the pair of decomposed images is constant. Discrete-time derivatives of the second derivative image representations are estimated. An optical flow estimation process is applied to the discrete-time derivatives to produce a raw optical flow field. The raw optical flow field is scaled by the non-octave pyramid factor. The above-cited steps are repeated for the pair of images at another pyramid scale until all pyramid scales have been visited to produce a final optical flow field, wherein spatiotemporal gradient estimations are warped by a previous raw optical flow estimation.04-25-2013
20130101177MOTION ESTIMATION APPARATUS, DEPTH ESTIMATION APPARATUS, AND MOTION ESTIMATION METHOD - A motion estimation apparatus according to an aspect of the present invention is a motion estimation apparatus for estimating, using a set of multi-focus images which correspond to a single scene and have different focuses, motion for each of the first regions included in the scene, including: a cost value computing unit configured to compute, using the set of multi-focus images, for each of the first regions, a cost value indicating a difference between a blur amount of the first region and a standard blur amount determined for each of distances in a depth direction; and a motion estimation unit configured to estimate, using the cost value, the motion of the first region corresponding to the cost value.04-25-2013
20130129155MOTION DETECTION USING DEPTH IMAGES - A sensor system creates a sequence of depth images that are used to detect and track motion of objects within range of the sensor system. A reference image is created and updated based on a moving average (or other function) of a set of depth images. A new depth images is compared to the reference image to create a motion image, which is an image file (or other data structure) with data representing motion. The new depth image is also used to update the reference image. The data in the motion image is grouped and associated with one or more objects being tracked. The tracking of the objects is updated by the grouped data in the motion image. The new positions of the objects are used to update an application.05-23-2013
20130129157IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS FOR RETRIEVING OBJECT FROM MOVING IMAGE AND METHOD THEREOF - A face image is detected for each frame at a predetermined interval in moving image data, and the face image is traced using a frame in which the face image is detected and frames subsequent to the frame. A face sequence including an interval in which the face can be traced and motion velocity vectors of the face indicating a change in the position of the face image in the interval is generated based on the tracing result. Further, camera operation information about when the moving image data is acquired is generated from the frame image of the moving image data. When there is an overlap in the plurality of intervals in which the face images are traced, the face being tracked by the camera is determined using the face sequence and the camera operation information of each of the plurality of face images. The face determined to be tracked is then determined to be a key object.05-23-2013
20130129154Methods and Apparatus for Detecting Poorly Conditioned Points in Bundle Adjustment - Methods and apparatus for detecting and removing poorly conditioned points in bundle adjustment. A detection technique may be used to detect poorly conditioned points during the bundle adjustment process or portion of a feature-based 3D reconstruction pipeline. Once the poorly conditioned points are detected, the technique removes the points from the bundle adjustment process. The technique detects and removes the poorly conditioned points before the optimization is performed, and therefore ensures that the optimization will be successful.05-23-2013
20130129156Methods and Apparatus for Chatter Reduction in Video Object Segmentation Using a Variable Bandwidth Search Region - Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for chatter reduction in video object segmentation using a variable bandwidth search region. A variable bandwidth search region generation method may be applied to a uniform search region to generate a variable bandwidth search region that reduces the search range for segmentation methods such as a graph cut method. The method may identify parts of the contour that are moving slowly, and reduce the search region bandwidth in those places to stabilize the segmentation. This method may determine a bandwidth for each of a plurality of local windows of an image according to an estimate of how much an object in the image has moved from a previous image. The method may blend the bandwidths for the plurality of local windows to generate a blended map. The method may then generate a variable bandwidth search region for an object according to the blended map.05-23-2013
20130142397Global and Dense Motion Estimation - The invention relates to a method which uses a series of images sensed by an image sensor including at least one preceding image and one following image to estimate movement. A first estimated movement is initially obtained by estimating the total movement from the preceding image to the following image. Next, an image compensated according to the first estimated movement is obtained from either one of the preceding and following images. Then, a second estimated movement is obtained by estimating dense movement between the compensated image and the other from the preceding and following images. Next, a residual value of global movement is determined. Finally, if the residual value is lower than a threshold value the second estimated movement is provided; otherwise, the preceding steps are repeated. The first estimated movement is determined by applying a binary image mask, and if during step /e/ the steps /a/ to /e/ are repeated, said steps are performed by applying a binary image mask updated according to the second estimated movement.06-06-2013
20080199051MOTION DETECTING DEVICE, MOTION DETECTING METHOD, IMAGING DEVICE, AND MONITORING SYSTEM - A motion detecting device, a motion detecting method, an imaging device, and a monitoring system are provided. The motion detecting device include a processing unit for performing a process of determining a presence or absence of motion by comparing brightness difference information with a detection parameter of a motion detection, the brightness difference information being obtained from a video signal outputted from an image sensor, and a controller for controlling the detection parameter using control information determined by property control of an imaging device including the image sensor.08-21-2008
20080199050DETECTION DEVICE, METHOD AND PROGRAM THEREOF - A rotational movement component of a camera provided on a mobile object is to be detected in a precise and simple manner. Three motion vectors extracted from the forward images captured by a camera mounted on a vehicle are extracted on a random basis. A temporary rotation angle is calculated using the extracted motion vectors based on a relational expression that represents the relationship between a background vector and the rotation angle of the camera, the relational expression being a linear expression of the yaw angle, pitch angle, and roll angle of the rotational movement of the camera. An error when using the temporary rotation angle is calculated for other motion vectors, and the number of motion vectors for which the error is within a predetermined threshold value is counted. After repeating such a process for a predetermined number of times, the temporary rotation angle with the largest number of motion vectors for which the error is within the predetermined threshold value is selected as the rotation angle of the camera. The present invention can be applied to an in-vehicle obstacle detecting device.08-21-2008
20080199049Methods and Systems for Display Viewer Motion Compensation Based on User Image Data - Embodiments of the present invention comprise systems and methods for compensating for motion of a viewer relative to a display device.08-21-2008
20080199048Image Processing System and Method for Alignment of Images - A medical imaging system in which a current (X-ray) image (08-21-2008
20110249870METHOD OF OCCLUSION HANDLING - In a method of occlusion handling, a reference frame and a current frame are first provided, and at least one foreground object is determined. At least a covered region or an uncovered region with respect to the foreground object is determined. The covered region is then interpolated exclusively accordingly to the current frame, or the uncovered region is interpolated exclusively according to the reference frame.10-13-2011
20130148861SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VIDEO PROCESSING - A system and method for processing video is disclosed. The method includes receiving video of an area; determining a movement profile for each of a plurality of movable objects in the video; determining an interest-rating for each movable object of the plurality of movable objects based on a correlation between the movement profile of that object and a template; and identifying a sub-portion of the video based upon the interest-ratings.06-13-2013
20130148860MOTION ALIGNED DISTANCE CALCULATIONS FOR IMAGE COMPARISONS - Image comparison techniques allow a quick method of recognizing and identifying faces or other objects appearing in images. A series of quick distance calculations can be performed between an unknown input image and a reference image. These calculations may include facial detection, normalization, discrete cosine transform calculations, and threshold comparisons to determine whether an image is recognized. In the case of identification uncertainty, slower but more precise motion aligned distance calculations are initiated. Motion aligned distance calculations involve generating a set of downscaled images, determining motion field and motion field-based distances between an unknown input image and reference image, best scale factors for aligning an unknown input image with reference images, and calculating affine transformation matrices to modify and align an unknown input image with reference images.06-13-2013
20120275657METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USING TIME OF FLIGHT INFORMATION TO DETECT AND CORRECT FOR MOTION IN IMAGING SCANS - In accordance with one aspect of the invention a method and apparatus for utilizing time of flight information to detect motion during a medical imaging acquisition, such as a PET imaging acquisition, is provided. In accordance with another aspect of the invention, a method and apparatus for detecting and correcting for respiratory motion and cardiac motion in medical images, such as PET images, is provided.11-01-2012
20120275656METHOD FOR SUPPLYING A 3D X-RAY IMAGE DATA RECORD FOR A MOVING OBJECT WITH HIGHLY ABSORBENT MATERIAL - A method is provided for supplying a 3D X-ray image data record for a moving object. The said object contains highly X-ray radiation-absorbent material. A correction is made in respect of the highly absorbent material in 2D forward projections obtained from a 3D-X-ray image data record. The forward projections are calculated using 3D motion fields, which are derived from original 2D X-ray image data records.11-01-2012
20120275655IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus includes a flatness detector, a difference calculation section, a noise level detector, and a motion detector. The flatness detector detects a flat region where pixel values of pixels on a first image are flat, based on variances of the pixel values of the pixels constituting the first image inputted. The difference calculation section calculates a difference between the pixel values of the pixels corresponding to the first image and a second image which continues before or after the first image. The noise level detector detects a noise level indicating a statistic noise amount of noise generated in each pixel constituting the first image based on the variances of the difference. The motion detector detects at least one of a still region indicating a region where an object on the first image is still and a motion region indicating a region where the object is moving.11-01-2012
20100316259Using a moving imaging system to monitor anatomical position as a function of time - Real-time 3D tracking of anatomical positions during radiation therapy uses acquired image data from an MV treatment beam as it is rotated around the patient during arc radiotherapy treatment. The acquired image data and associated angular positions are computationally combined during the arc radiotherapy treatment to estimate in real time 3D positions of anatomical features of the patient, e.g., combining present image data and prior image data at earlier times. Supplementary image data from a kV imaging system may be acquired on an as-needed basis if MV position estimates indicate movement exceeding a predetermined threshold, and the supplementary kV image data combined with the acquired MV image data to improve an accuracy of the estimated 3D positions.12-16-2010
20130156269INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD - An information processing apparatus includes an image generation unit that generates an image to be displayed at a terminal; a moved area detecting unit that detects a moved area in the image; a determining unit that determines whether the moved area includes a changed partial area that is different before and after the movement; an identifying unit that identifies the changed partial area as a frequently-changed area when the changed partial area is changed within a predetermined period of time for a number of times greater than or equal to a threshold; a first transmission unit that transmits image data of the changed partial area not identified as the frequently-changed area to the terminal; a second transmission unit that transmits video data of the frequently-changed area to the terminal; and a third transmission unit that transmits movement and size information of the moved area to the terminal.06-20-2013
20120281882IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND MEDIUM - When first input image and second input image are input to generate an interpolated image, based on search basis position of the interpolated image, correlation between a block based on the first image as reference and a block based on the second input image as reference is acquired to calculate a motion vector.11-08-2012
20090161915MULTI-PERSON POSE RECOGNITION SYSTEM USING A ZIGBEE WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK - In the present invention, a multi-person pose recognition system has been developed. This system includes a body pose detection module, a CC2420DBK board and a multi-person pose monitoring software module. The body pose detection module includes a triaxial accelerometer, a Zigbee chip and an 8-bit microcontroller. Several body pose detection modules and the CC2420DBK board form a Zigbee wireless sensor network (WSN). The CC2420DBK board functions as the receiver of the Zigbee WSN and communicates with a robot onboard computer or a host computer through a RS-232 port. The multi-person pose monitoring software monitors and records activities of multiple users simultaneously. The present invention provides a pose recognition algorithm by combining time-domain analysis and wavelet transform analysis. This algorithm has been implemented in the microcontroller of a body pose estimation module. Through the algorithm, the system can recognize seven body poses: falling, standing, sitting, lying, walking, going upstairs and going downstairs.06-25-2009
20110293148CONTENT DETERMINATION PROGRAM AND CONTENT DETERMINATION DEVICE - A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing a content determination program causes a computer to perform processes of detecting persons appearing in chronologically photographed images, detecting a position of each of the persons, calculating a moving velocity of each of the persons, setting a group including a part of the persons on the basis of the moving velocities and the positions, acquiring attribute information of the group on the basis of a person image corresponding to the each of the part of the persons included in the group, and determining, on the basis of a correspondence relationship between the attribute information of the group and attribute information of content images stored in a storage unit, one of the content images to be projected to a position which each of the part of the persons of the group recognizes.12-01-2011
20120020529DISPLACEMENT ESTIMATION METHOD AND DISPLACEMENT ESTIMATION DEVICE USING THE SAME - The present invention provides a displacement estimation method including the steps of: acquiring an image frame and determining a quality threshold according to a sampling parameter; calculating a quality parameter of the image frame; and comparing the quality parameter and the quality threshold to determine whether to post-process the image frame. In the displacement estimation method of the present invention, the quality threshold can be adjusted dynamically so as to reduce the possibility of outputting error displacement. The present invention further provides a displacement estimation device.01-26-2012
20120039512Image Processing Method - An image processing method comprises obtaining a current frame and a previous frame, performing a bilateral motion estimation to the current frame and the previous frame for acquiring a motion vector, and performing a motion compensated interpolation to the current frame, the previous frame and the motion vector for acquiring an interpolated frame. The bilateral motion estimation uses sum of bilateral absolute difference algorithm to generate at least one sum of bilateral absolute difference, and then an adaptive parameter is added to each of the sum of bilateral absolute difference to generate at least one adaptive sum of bilateral absolute difference. A group of matching blocks having a minimum adaptive sum of bilateral absolute difference is then determined to be the group of best matching blocks. The motion vector is obtained according to the relative locations of the best matching blocks.02-16-2012
20130202158IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, PROGRAM AND RECORDING MEDIUM - There is provided an image processing device that detects a plurality of moving subjects from a plurality of frames captured at a predetermined timing, selects a predetermined moving subject from the detected plurality of moving subjects, and composites images on a trajectory of the selected moving subject and a still image.08-08-2013
20120070038Method of Processing Image Data and Display Apparatus for Performing the Same - In a method of processing image data, a movement of data of first and second original image frames is estimated to calculate first and second movement vectors. The first and second original frames are different from each other. A sample frame is generated using the first and second movement vectors. At least one luminance interpolation frame having an average luminance value of two image frames adjacent to each other is generated according to a result of comparing the first original image frame with the sample frame. The luminance interpolation frame is inserted between the first and second original image frames. An abnormal display quality like shaking and trembling image due to inserting a movement interpolation frame interpolated movement is reduced, so that a display quality may be enhanced.03-22-2012
20130208950Automatic Image Analysis and Quantification for Fluorescence in situ Hybridization - An analysis system automatically analyzes and counts fluorescence signals present in biopsy tissue marked using Fluorescence in situ Hybridization (FISH). The user of the system specifies classes of a class network and process steps of a process hierarchy. Then pixel values in image slices of biopsy tissue are acquired in three dimensions. A computer-implemented network structure is generated by linking pixel values to objects of a data network according to the class network and process hierarchy. Objects associated with pixel values at different depths of the biopsy tissue are used to determine the number, volume and distance between cell components. In one application, fluorescence signals that mark Her2/neural genes and centromeres of chromosome seventeen are counted to diagnose breast cancer. Her2/neural genes that overlap one another or that are covered by centromeres can be accurately counted. Signal artifacts that do not mark genes can be identified by their excessive volume.08-15-2013

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