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1. (WO2017195405) IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND MOBILE BODY

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/195405    International Application No.:    PCT/JP2017/003315
Publication Date: Fri Nov 17 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Feb 01 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G08G 1/16
B60W 40/08
B60W 50/14
G06T 7/20
G08G 1/04
A61B 3/113
B60K 35/00
Applicants: SONY CORPORATION
ソニー株式会社
Inventors: OBA, Eiji
大場 英史
Title: IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND MOBILE BODY
Abstract:
Provided are an image processing apparatus and an image processing method that acquire the consciousness level indicating a driver's ability to recognize the surrounding environment on the basis of an image of the driver captured by an on-vehicle camera. An image of a wide eyellipse is captured at a low resolution by an on-vehicle camera 100, and eyeball positions recognized through analysis of the image are corrected for each frame. For the eyeball positions, local high-speed processes are carried out concurrently, and thus tracking of the saccadic motion of eye movement is realized. In other words, through implementation of active local high-speed eyeball tracking in a limited part of a capturing frame 102 of the image captured by the on-vehicle camera 100, monitoring of the saccadic motion of eye movement is realized without causing an attachment load.