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Design and implementation of driver drowsiness detection system

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2014
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There is a substantial amount of evidence that suggests that driver drowsiness plays a significant role in road accidents. Alarming recent statistics are raising the interest in equipping vehicles with driver drowsiness detection systems. This dissertation describes the design and implementation of a driver drowsiness detection system that is based on the analysis of visual input consisting of the driver's face and eyes. The resulting system combines off-the-shelf software components for face detection, human skin color detection and eye state classification in a novel way. It follows a behavioral methodology by performing a non-invasive monitoring of external cues describing a driver's level of drowsiness. We look at this complex problem from a systems engineering point of view in order to go from a proof-of-concept prototype to a stable software framework. Our system utilizes two detection and analysis methods: (i) face detection with eye region extrapolation and (ii) eye state classification. Additionally, we use two confirmation processes - one based on custom skin color detection, the other based on nod detection - to make the system more robust and resilient while not sacrificing speed significantly. The system was designed to be dynamic and adaptable to conform to the current conditions and hardware capabilities.
Title: Design and implementation of driver drowsiness detection system.
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Name(s): Colic, Aleksandar, author
Marques, Oge, Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2014
Date Issued: 2014
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 132 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: There is a substantial amount of evidence that suggests that driver drowsiness plays a significant role in road accidents. Alarming recent statistics are raising the interest in equipping vehicles with driver drowsiness detection systems. This dissertation describes the design and implementation of a driver drowsiness detection system that is based on the analysis of visual input consisting of the driver's face and eyes. The resulting system combines off-the-shelf software components for face detection, human skin color detection and eye state classification in a novel way. It follows a behavioral methodology by performing a non-invasive monitoring of external cues describing a driver's level of drowsiness. We look at this complex problem from a systems engineering point of view in order to go from a proof-of-concept prototype to a stable software framework. Our system utilizes two detection and analysis methods: (i) face detection with eye region extrapolation and (ii) eye state classification. Additionally, we use two confirmation processes - one based on custom skin color detection, the other based on nod detection - to make the system more robust and resilient while not sacrificing speed significantly. The system was designed to be dynamic and adaptable to conform to the current conditions and hardware capabilities.
Identifier: FA00004275 (IID)
Degree granted: Dissertation (Ph.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2014.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Circadian rhythms
Computer vision
Driver assistance systems
Drowsy driving
Fatigue -- Prevention
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