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Novel approach to enhance face recognition using depth maps

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posted on 28.10.2016, 14:00 by Yaser Saleh, Eran Edirisinghe
Face recognition, although being a popular area of research and study, still has many challenges, and with the appearance of the Microsoft Kinect device, new possibilities of research were uncovered, one of which is face recognition using the Kinect. With the goal of enhancing face recognition, this paper is aiming to prove how depth maps, since not effected by illumination, can improve face recognition with a benchmark algorithm based on the Eigenface. This required some experiments to be carried out, mainly in order to check if algorithms created to recognize faces using normal images can be as effective if not more effective with depth map images. The OpenCV Eigenface algorithm implementation was used for the purpose of training and testing both normal and depth-map images. Finally, results of the experiments are presented to prove the ability of the tested algorithm to function with depth maps, also, proving the capability of depth maps face recognition’s task in poor illumination.

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Welcome to Bratislava to The 23rd International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing, IWSSIP 2016

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SALEH, Y. and EDIRISINGHE, E.A., 2016. Novel approach to enhance face recognition using depth maps. Presented at the 23rd International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing (IWSSIP), Bratislava, 23-25th May.

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2016

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Bratislava