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    Question video tracking in C

    I have to implement a system that analyses the image data captured by
    a video camera mounted in the window of a shop.
    (The images captured are in a grey-scale format)

    I need to perform basic activity, person tracking and recognition.

    The activity recognition is aimed to determine the level of interest
    in the items displayed in the shop window. There are two types of
    activities that need to be recognized: (1) person walking past the
    shop and (2) person looking at the shop window. By counting the number
    of persons that stop and look for some time at the window, the level
    of interest in the shop can then be derived.
    The person tracking recognition is aimed at determining how many
    different persons pass in front of the shop. This information can be
    again used to determine the level of interest in the shop (person may
    be returning to get another look at the items on display) as well as
    identify possible criminal intent (“scoping the place”).
    Therefore, the system needs to be able to track and identify all
    persons in the scene and label their overall activity.
    The activity needs to be labeled based on the cumulative information
    about each person tracked. Specifically,
    each new person entering the scene will be given the “person walking”
    activity label. If they stop in front of the shop then, their activity
    changes to “person looking at the window shop”. The system receives
    the information in the form of a sequence of images.

    The system should be able to do the following:
    a) build a suitable average frame from a given sequence of images
    b) clearly specify how many persons are present in each of the test
    frames as well as:
    i) the position and identity of each of the persons (using a
    bounding box) and the label of their activity
    ii) clearly specify if any of the persons have been seen before in
    the sequence

    SO i need some advice on how I can achieve this?

    Thanks

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    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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    Where to start (learn anything?) to make awesome thing like that?
    Just GET it OFF out my mind!!

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    About half the book on this list are regarding that subject.

    Amazon.com: Anthony Q. Bachler: Interresting But Not Essential
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    The very beginning

    I am assuming that the cameras doesn't move.

    So, if you have a sequence of frames you have the difference between two
    sequenced ones in pixels, frame by frame. This blur are moving things, those are the people, since all the other objects doesn't move.

    If you have a proper color/ image treatment, and a simple convex recognition
    algorithm you will be able to count the number of the people in each "test frame".
    Cutting the test frame in peaces might help you to identify whether "people blur"
    are near to windows or not. The rest is up to you.

    I beleve this is a good way to start the approach. I have no knowledge of open source
    API's of image recogition that would help you, but google saves.

    Abrašo

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