IHDC: Idiap Human Detection Code
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Idiap is performing active research on human activity analysis from multiple sensors. In particular, some of the conducted works are related to the developement of behavior recognition in indoor or outdoor scenarios.

As part of our research, we decided to provide some of our more elaborated code to favor scientific dissemination, and allow other researchers to test our algorithms, compare their performance with their own methods, improve it, or simply use their outcome for further processing. Of course, we welcome any suggestions or improvments.

Currently, we are releasing two main algorithms:

  • a background subtraction algorithm, that we have shown to provide better performance than the OpenCV version;
  • a human detection algorithm dedicated to videos captured by static cameras. It successfully integrates a joint learning between foreground and appearance cues.

Further code might be provided in the future (in particular for multiple object tracking).

If you want further information, please contact:

Dr Jean Marc Odobez, Senior Researcher
Tel: +41 27 721 77 26
email: odobez at idiap dot ch
website: http://www.idiap.ch/~odobez/