A motion robust remote-PPG approach to driver’s health state monitoring

Bing Fei Wu, Yun Wei Chu, Po Wei Huang, Meng Liang Chung, Tzu Min Lin

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With the surging significance of personal health care, driver’s physiological state is no longer negligible nowadays. Among all the indicators of health state in human, heart rate (HR) is one of the most cardinal indicators. The commonly used HR measurement is contact-type, might result in driver’s distraction and discomfort in the vehicle applications. To cope with this problem, remote photoplethysmography (rPPG) is utilized to monitor HR at a distance via a web camera. Nevertheless, the rPPG is not without its flaw. The main concern of the rPPG technique is the potential not-robustness result from the arbitrary motion. Consequently, the contribution of this paper is to conquer the motion noise when the car is driving and the driver’s health state is well monitored to enhance the public safety. The proposed algorithm is investigated in not only the indoor environment but as well the outdoor driving, which contains much more unpredictable motion. With k-nearest neighbor (kNN) classifier on chrominance-based features, the mean square error can be reduced from 30.6 to 2.79 bpm, approaching the medical instrument level. The proposed method can be applied to human improving driving safety for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Vision - ACCV 2016 Workshops - ACCV 2016 International Workshops, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsJiwen Lu, Kai-Kuang Ma, Chu-Song Chen
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783319544069
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017
Event13th Asian Conference on Computer Vision, ACCV 2016 - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: Nov 20 2016Nov 24 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10116 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference13th Asian Conference on Computer Vision, ACCV 2016
City Taipei

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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