120. LONG-TERM, MULTI-CUE TRACKING OF HANDS IN VEHICLES
Name: Akshay Rangesh
Grad Year: 2016
Hands are a very important cue for understanding and analyzing driver activity, and human activity in general. Vision based hand detection and tracking involve major challenges such as attaining robustness to inconsistencies in lighting and scale, background clutter, object occlusion/disappearance and the large variability in hand shape, size, color and structure. In this paper, we introduce a novel framework suitable for tracking multiple hands online. Assigning tracks to these detections is modeled as a bipartite matching problem with an objective of minimizing the total cost. Both motion and appearance cues are integrated in order to gain robustness to occlusion, fast movement, and interacting hands. Additionally, we study the utility of a left versus right hand classifier to disambiguate hand tracks and reduce ID switches.