Rapid 3D face data acquisition using a color-coded pattern and a stereo camera system

Byoungwoo Kim, Sunjin Yu, Sangyoun Lee, Jaihie Kim

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This paper presents a rapid 3D face data acquisition method that uses a color-coded pattern and a stereo camera system. The technique works by projecting a color coded pattern on an object and capturing two images with two cameras. The proposed color encoding strategy not only increased the speed of feature matching but also increased the accuracy of the process. We then solved the correspondence problem between the two images by using epipolar constraint, disparity compensation based searching range reduction, and hue correlation. The proposed method was applied to 3D data acquisition and time efficiency was compared with previous methods. The time efficiency of the suggested method was improved by about 40% and reasonable accuracy was achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Biometrics - International Conference, ICB 2006, Proceedings
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventInternational Conference on Biometrics, ICB 2006 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 2006 Jan 52006 Jan 7

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3832 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


OtherInternational Conference on Biometrics, ICB 2006
CityHong Kong

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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