Feasibility of real-time skin detection on TV DSP and FPGA platforms

B. Zafarifar, T. Kerkhof, van den, P.H.N. With, de

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This paper investigates the feasibility of three implementations of a skin detection algorithm for TV. We explore the following options: (1) full-precision non real-time SW on DSP, (2) reduced-precision real-time SW on DSP, and (3) full-precision real-time hardware on FPGA. We conclude that even though a real-time SW implementation is possible, its quality is sub-optimal and the solution is too expensive for a practical consumer TV system. Therefore, hardware support is indispensable for full-precision real-time skin detection on HD images.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE2012), 13-16 January, 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-0230-3
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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