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 9783540258148Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)
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.
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