26 September 2013 Augmented video calls on mobile devices
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We present a system and a method to segment the head-shoulder image of participants in a video call using mobile devices such as a smartphone or a tablet. Participants can choose to send only the segmented head-shoulder foreground image and overlay it on top of a static background image or a background video on the receiver side of the video call, as well as to replace the background of the caller himself/herself during the video call. Our proposed method extracts the head-shoulder area of each video frame based on detected face region, superpixel clustering, and efficient label propagation.
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Fengqing Zhu, Fengqing Zhu, Fengjun Lv, Fengjun Lv, "Augmented video calls on mobile devices", Proc. SPIE 8856, Applications of Digital Image Processing XXXVI, 88560E (26 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2026553; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2026553

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