Fast Change Detection
Automated detection of changes in a sequence of images captured under fixed background and steady light condition is an often required operation having widespread application. Possible application areas can be as diverse as from military to atmospheric science, from medicine to video surveillance, etc. There are many approaches to the problem of detecting changes; the more reliable one tries to make these more complex and computationally expensive these become, requiring sophisticated algorithms and specialised hardware. However, often one needs to use simple and computationally cheap procedures to be used with cots hardware when the problem scenario has static features with transient change in features associated to some small part of the image or field of view. A super-pixel-based change detection algorithm has been descried here that is basically a modification of the image differencing technique. The procedure has been seen to detect even a small transient change in intensity at a frame rate of as high as fifty frames per second using cots hardware.
Defence Science Journal, 2011, 61(1), pp.51-56, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.14429/dsj.61.479
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