Moving object detection via TV-L1 optical flow in fall-down videos

Nur Ayuni Mohamed, Mohd Asyraf Zulkifley


There is a growing demand for surveillance systems that can detect fall-down events because of the increased number of surveillance cameras being installed in many public indoor and outdoor locations. Fall-down event detection has been vigorously and extensively researched for safety purposes, particularly to monitor elderly peoples, patients, and toddlers. This computer vision detector has become more affordable with the development of high-speed computer networks and low-cost video cameras. This paper proposes moving object detection method based on human motion analysis for human fall-down events. The method comprises of three parts, which are preprocessing part to reduce image noises, motion detection part by using TV-L1 optical flow algorithm, and performance measure part. The last part will analyze the results of the object detection part in term of the bounding boxes, which are compared with the given ground truth. The proposed method is tested on Fall Down Detection (FDD) dataset and compared with Gunnar-Farneback optical flow by measuring intersection over union (IoU) of the output with respect to the ground truth bounding box.
The experimental results show that the proposed method achieves an average IoU of 0.92524.


Background subtraction; Fall-down detection; Motion detection; Object detection; Optical flow

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