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Ninth IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC'05) (2005)
Osaka, Japan
Oct. 18, 2005 to Oct. 21, 2005
ISBN: 0-7695-2419-2
pp: 114-121
Hirotake Yamazoe , ATR Media Information Science Laboratories 2-2-2 Hikaridai, Seika-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto 619-0288, Japan
Akira Utsumi , ATR Media Information Science Laboratories 2-2-2 Hikaridai, Seika-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto 619-0288, Japan
Kenichi Hosaka , ATR Media Information Science Laboratories 2-2-2 Hikaridai, Seika-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto 619-0288, Japan
ABSTRACT
<p>In this paper, we propose a body-mounted system to capture the user?s experience as multiple-sensor information. The proposed system consists of three cameras (stereo cameras and one wide-angle camera) and other sensors (a microphone, a GPS (global positioning system), a digital compass, and an acceleration sensor). The stereo cameras are used for capturing the user?s head motions, while the wideangle color camera is used for capturing the user?s frontal view images. An image region approximately corresponding to the user?s view is then synthesized from the wideangle image based on the estimated human head motions. Other sensors record audio, global position and pose information. These data contain significant information for recording/analyzing human activities and can be used in wider application domains such as a digital diary or interaction analysis. In addition, this system can overcome the disadvantages of head-mounted cameras in terms of the ease of putting on/taking off the device and its less obtrusive visual impact on other persons. Experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed system.</p>
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K. Hosaka, A. Utsumi and H. Yamazoe, "A Body-mounted Camera System for Capturing User-view Images without Head-mounted Camera," Ninth IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC'05)(ISWC), Osaka, Japan, 2005, pp. 114-121.
doi:10.1109/ISWC.2005.1
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