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Real-Time Voice Enabled Drivers' Safety Monitoring System Using Image Processing
Published in Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Accidents and road crashes occurring due to dissociation of driver from his consciousness is one of the hot topics researchers have been contemplating to curtail, from the past few years. This dissociation wanes the driver's ability to concentrate on the road while driving and promotes occurrence of mishaps. There has been a challenge to non-intrusively detect drowsiness and fatigue-level of drivers in real-time environments and concomitantly make it computationally faster and less complex. The paper proposes a faster real-time driver inactiveness detection system capable of alerting drivers of their drowsiness by inspecting and scrutinizing the state of eyes and mouth and follows a non-obtrusive approach. The system utilizes eyes to monitor the drooping nature of eyes and examines the mouth's current state to detect any yawning activity performed. Initially, it uses Haar transform to extract facial features and strong classifiers for detecting faces by incorporating Adaboost algorithm. Next, shape predictors are used to locate the key points for obtaining position of mouth and eyes within the face area. States of the mouth and eyes are continuously monitored with the help of the metrics viz. Eye Aspect Ratio (EAR) and Mouth Yawn Width respectively and are used to alert the driver through voice-enabled commands followed by a warning alarm sound to trigger them thereby aiding in regaining their consciousness back and focusing on their driving. The algorithm used in this system is tested under different lighting conditions and against different possible situations and accurate results in terms of successful detection rates are obtained. © 2022 IEEE.
About the journal
Journal2022 6th International Conference on Computing, Communication, Control and Automation, ICCUBEA 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Open AccessNo