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Driver Fatigue Detection System Based on Colored and Infrared Eye Features Fusion

Yuyang Sun1, Peizhou Yan2, *, Zhengzheng Li2, Jiancheng Zou3, Don Hong4

1 School of Mathematical Sciences, Capital Normal University, Beijing, 100048, China.
2 School of Electrical and Control Engineering, North China University of Technology, Beijing, 100144, China.
3 School of Sciences, North China University of Technology, Beijing, 100144, China.
4 Department of Mathematical Sciences, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, USA.

* Corresponding Author: Peizhou Yan. Email: email.

Computers, Materials & Continua 2020, 63(3), 1563-1574.


Real-time detection of driver fatigue status is of great significance for road traffic safety. In this paper, a proposed novel driver fatigue detection method is able to detect the driver’s fatigue status around the clock. The driver’s face images were captured by a camera with a colored lens and an infrared lens mounted above the dashboard. The landmarks of the driver’s face were labeled and the eye-area wassegmented. By calculating the aspect ratios of the eyes, the duration of eye closure, frequency of blinks and PERCLOS of both colored and infrared, fatigue can be detected. Based on the change of light intensity detected by a photosensitive device, the weight matrix of the colored features and the infrared features was adjusted adaptively to reduce the impact of lighting on fatigue detection. Video samples of the driver’s face were recorded in the test vehicle. After training the classification model, the results showed that our method has high accuracy on driver fatigue detection in both daytime and nighttime.


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Y. Sun, P. Yan, Z. Li, J. Zou and D. Hong, "Driver fatigue detection system based on colored and infrared eye features fusion," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 63, no.3, pp. 1563–1574, 2020.


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