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A comparison of video and infrared based tracking of pedestrian movements.

Kerridge, Jon, Kukla, Robert, Willis, Alexandra, Armitage, Alistair, Binnie, David and Lei, Lucy (2005) A comparison of video and infrared based tracking of pedestrian movements. In: Traffic and granular flow 03. Traffic and granular flow . Springer, London & Berlin, pp. 383-392. ISBN 9783540258148

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We provide a comparison of the relative merits of video and infrared based methods for collecting pedestrian movements from the real world and also from experimental environments. We describe the underlying technological basis of both methods and the tools we have developed to help in collection and analysis of the data. The desire to collect such data is driven by the need of modellers and simulation packages to use base data that is founded in valid empirical evidence, rather than some form of inspired supposition, as is the case with many of the current systems. In addition to the collection of speeds we are also interested in understanding and quantifying the ranges of distances people deviate from a straight-on path when confronted by some obstruction in front of them.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 9783540258148
Electronic ISBN: 978-3-540-28091-0
Additional Information:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pedestrian flow; Video tracking; Infrared tracking; Empirical data; Computing; Data analysis;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 006 Special Computer Methods
600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 621 Electronic & mechanical engineering
300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 388 Transportation; ground transportation
Library of Congress Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Item ID: 7
Depositing User: Users 2 not found.
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2007 15:33
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2013 11:03
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/7

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