Detection/segmentation of people wearing uniform.

asked 2015-03-09 06:41:12 -0500

IzzyCoder gravatar image


What would be the best (most robust/fastest) way to detect person(s) wearing a particular uniform (e.g. a football player) in image/video? The end goal is the accurate image segmentation. The plan right now is to detect people using one of the learning techniques (e.g. neural nets/SVM etc) with subsequent matting using the detected position/area as a hint. Any suggestions about the matting technique will be also most welcome.


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I would say this is a very hard task in general.

Micka gravatar imageMicka ( 2015-03-09 07:09:25 -0500 )edit

Start by appying robust person detection, which will be harder than you think and if you want to reach decent results, than use better software than the techniques provided by OpenCV. Once that is done, take the upper part of a detection and make a feature matching algorithm to differentiate between different uniforms. It will not be easy however.

StevenPuttemans gravatar imageStevenPuttemans ( 2015-03-09 07:28:15 -0500 )edit

For person detection you can check this publication "Ten Years of Pedestrian Detection,What Have We Learned?"

albertofernandez gravatar imagealbertofernandez ( 2015-03-09 09:54:29 -0500 )edit