PASSENGER COUNTING IN PUBLIC RAIL TRANSPORT - Using Head-Shoulder Contour Tracking

Pieterjan De Potter, Philippe Belet, Chris Poppe, Steven Verstockt, Peter Lambert, Rik Van de Walle

Abstract

Automated people counting has multiple applications: referring passengers to vehicles with empty seats, gathering statistical information for railway companies to improve their distribution of vehicles, etc. In this paper, a people counting algorithm for public transport vehicles is presented. First, head-shoulder contours are detected by adaboost classification of a combination of a histogram of oriented gradients features and a color histogram. An integral histogram and integral image are used to speed up the extraction of these features. The results of the classification process are clustered and these clusters are tracked by a Kalman filter using a custom error covariance matrix. Finally, the path followed by an observed person is evaluated in order to count passengers entering and exiting the vehicle. Evaluation shows that this approach performs better than previous approaches, especially in scenarios with occlusions.

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De Potter P., Belet P., Poppe C., Verstockt S., Lambert P. and Van de Walle R. (2012). PASSENGER COUNTING IN PUBLIC RAIL TRANSPORT - Using Head-Shoulder Contour Tracking . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 1: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2012) ISBN 978-989-8565-03-7, pages 705-708. DOI: 10.5220/0003846207050708


in Bibtex Style

@conference{visapp12,
author={Pieterjan De Potter and Philippe Belet and Chris Poppe and Steven Verstockt and Peter Lambert and Rik Van de Walle},
title={PASSENGER COUNTING IN PUBLIC RAIL TRANSPORT - Using Head-Shoulder Contour Tracking},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 1: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2012)},
year={2012},
pages={705-708},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003846207050708},
isbn={978-989-8565-03-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 1: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2012)
TI - PASSENGER COUNTING IN PUBLIC RAIL TRANSPORT - Using Head-Shoulder Contour Tracking
SN - 978-989-8565-03-7
AU - De Potter P.
AU - Belet P.
AU - Poppe C.
AU - Verstockt S.
AU - Lambert P.
AU - Van de Walle R.
PY - 2012
SP - 705
EP - 708
DO - 10.5220/0003846207050708