Shape from Motion Blur Caused by Random Camera Rotations Imitating Fixational Eye Movements

  • Norio TagawaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 458)


Small involuntary vibrations of the human eyeball called “fixational eye movements” play a role in image analysis, such as for contrast enhancement and edge detection. This mechanism can be interpreted as stochastic resonance by biological processes, in particular, by neuron dynamics. We propose two algorithms that use the motion blur caused by many small random camera motions to recover the depth from a camera to a target object. The first is a two-step recovery method that detects the motion blur of an image and then analyzes it to determine the depth. The second method directly recovers the depth without explicitly detecting the motion blur, and it is expected to be highly accurate. From the view point of a computational optimality, in this study we evaluate the performance of the second method called direct method through numerical simulations using artificial images.


Shape from motion blur Random camera rotation Fixational eye movements Stochastic resonance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of System DesignTokyo Metropolitan UniversityHino-shiJapan

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