Spatially Constrained Model for Mean Shift

Lucena,M.J., Fuertes,J.M., Pérez,N.

This paper presents a multiple model real-time tracking technique based on the mean-shift algorithm. The proposed approach incorporates spatial information from several connected regions into the histogram-based representation model of the target, and enables multiple models to be used to represent the same object. The use of several regions to capture the color spatial information into a single model, allow us to increase the object tracking efficiency. We use a model selection function that takes into account both the similarity of the model. with the information present in the image, and the target dynamics. In the tracking experiments presented, our method successfully coped with lighting changes, occlusion, and clutter.