This paper presents a new real-time active visual tracker which improves standard mean shift tracking by using level sets to extract contours from the target. We use colour and the disparity map computed from a stereo cam- era pair which prove to be powerful features for tracking in an indoor surveillance scenario. To combine the fea- tures in the level sets process, we enhance Chen’s et al appearance model of  by using a probabilistic model determined via Expectation-Maximization (EM) cluster- ing. The level set result is used as the weighting kernel which improves the accuracy of the similarity measure- ment in the mean shift method. Finally a Kalman filter deals with complete occlusions.
|Title of host publication||Proc. 4th IET Conf. Imaging for Crime Detection and Prevention|
|Publisher||Institution of Engineering and Technology|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Nov 2011|