A New Method for Eye Detection in Color Images

Abstract

The problem of eye detection in face images is very important for a large number of applications ranging from face recognition to gaze tracking. In this paper we propose a new algorithm for eyes detection. First, the face region is extracted from the image by skin-color information. Second, horizontal projection in image is used to approximate region of the eye be obtained . At last, the eye center is located by a corner detection algorithm. Part of the FACE94 Database has been used for experiments and benchmarking. Experimental results show that a correct eye detection rate of 94% can be achieved on 300 FACE94 images with different facial expressions and lighting conditions.

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