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Scanpath analysis of fused multi-sensor images with luminance change:a pilot study

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 9th International Conference on Information Fusion (ICIF '06) Florence, Italy
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Publication dateJul 2006
Pages1 - 8
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)0972184465, 1424409535
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Conference9th International Conference on Information Fusion
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period1/07/06 → …

Abstract

Image fusion is the process of combining images of differing modalities, such as visible and infrared (IR) images. Significant work has recently been carried out comparing methods of fused image assessment, with findings strongly suggesting that a task-centred approach would be beneficial to the assessment process. The current paper reports a pilot study analysing eye movements of participants involved in four tasks. The first and second tasks involved tracking a human figure wearing camouflage clothing walking through thick undergrowth at light and dark luminance levels, whilst the third and fourth task required tracking an individual in a crowd, again at two luminance levels. Participants were shown the original visible and IR images individually, pixel-averaged, contrast pyramid, and dual-tree complex wavelet fused video sequences. They viewed each display and sequence three times to compare inter-subject scanpath variability. This paper describes the initial analysis of the eye-tracking data gathered from the pilot study. These were also compared with computational metric assessment of the image sequences

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Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: This work has been funded by the UK MOD Data and Information Fusion Defence Technology Center. Scanpath data will be made public at: www.Scanpaths.org, whilst videos used in this study are available at: www.ImageFusion.org. Terms of use: Copyright © 2006 IEEE. Reprinted from 9th International Conference on Information Fusion, 2006. This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Bristol's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to pubs-permissions@ieee.org. By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.

Research areas

  • image fusion, video fusion, scanpath analysis, video assessment, eye-tracking, psychophysics

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9th International Conference on Information Fusion

Duration1 Jul 2006 → …
CountryItaly
CityFlorence

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