Foveated ROI Compression with Hierarchical Trees for Real-Time Video Transmission

  • J. C. Galan-Hernandez
  • V. Alarcon-Aquino
  • O. Starostenko
  • J. M. Ramirez-Cortes
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6718)


Region of interest (ROI) based compression can be applied to real-time video transmission in medical or surveillance applications where certain areas are needed to retain better quality than the rest of the image. The use of a fovea combined with ROI for image compression can help to improve the perception of quality and preserve different levels of detail around the ROI. In this paper, a fovea-ROI compression approach is proposed based on the Set Partitioning In Hierarchical Tree (SPIHT) algorithm. Simulation results show that the proposed approach presents better details in objects inside the defined ROI than the standard SPIHT algorithm.


Compression Fovea ROI SPIHT Wavelet Transforms 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. Galan-Hernandez
    • 1
  • V. Alarcon-Aquino
    • 1
  • O. Starostenko
    • 1
  • J. M. Ramirez-Cortes
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computing, Electronics, and MechatronicsUniversidad de las Americas PueblaPueblaMexico
  2. 2.Department of ElectronicsInstituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y ElectronicaPueblaMexico

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