An Application for Driver Drowsiness Identification based on Pupil Detection using IR Camera

  • K. S. Chidanand Kumar
  • Brojeshwar Bhowmick


A Driver drowsiness identification system has been proposed that generates alarms when driver falls asleep during driving. A number of different physical phenomena can be monitored and measured in order to detect drowsiness of driver in a vehicle. This paper presents a methodology for driver drowsiness identification using IR camera by detecting and tracking pupils. The face region is first determined first using euler number and template matching. Pupils are then located in the face region. In subsequent frames of video, pupils are tracked in order to find whether the eyes are open or closed. If eyes are closed for several consecutive frames then it is concluded that the driver is fatigued and alarm is generated.


Template Match Face Region Euler Number National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Driver Fatigue 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. S. Chidanand Kumar
    • 1
  • Brojeshwar Bhowmick
    • 1
  1. 1.Innovation LabTata Consultancy Services LimitedKolkataIndia

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