Robust Face Detection integrating Novel Skin Color Matching under Variant Illumination Conditions

Asif Anjum Akash, Dept. of CSE, Khulna University of Engineering & Technology, Khulna, Bangladesh, M. A. H. Akhand, N. Siddique
2021 International Journal of Image Graphics and Signal Processing  
Integration of skin color property in face detection algorithm is a recent trend to improve accuracy. The existing skin color matching techniques are illumination condition dependent, which directly impacts the face detection algorithm. In this study, a novel illumination condition invariant skin color matching method is proposed which is a composite of two rules to balance the high and low intensity facial images by individual rule. The proposed skin color matching method is incorporated into
more » ... incorporated into Haar Feature based Face Detection (HFFD) algorithm for face detection and is verified on a large set of images having variety of skin colors and also varying illumination intensities. Experimental results reveal the effectiveness and robustness of the proposed method outperforming other existing methods.
doi:10.5815/ijigsp.2021.02.01 fatcat:657ylgi3azhxhen35sjctf6d74