Device for and method of detecting motion in an image - id: 6298144









A device for and method of detecting motion between a reference image and a test image by acquiring the images; aligning the images; dividing the images into blocks; masking certain blocks; differencing corresponding blocks; median filtering the differences; low-pass filtering the outputs of the median filter; generating a normalized histogram for each output of the low-pass filter; generating a model of gaussian noise; calculating the distance between the noise model and each normalized histogram; comparing each distance calculated to a user-definable threshold; and determining if motion has occurred between the images if a certain number of distance calculations are at or above the user-definable threshold. If a scene is to be continuously monitored and no motion occurred between the previous reference image and the previous test image then a new test image is acquired and compared against the previous reference image as described above. If the scene is to be continuously monitored and motion has occurred between the previous reference image and the previous test image then replace the previous reference image with the previous test image, acquire a new test image, and compare the new test image to the new reference image as described above.Device for and method of detecting motion in an image629814402/10/200120/05/199820011,231Pucker, II; Leonard G.Sofge; David B.US Patent and Trademark OfficeGoogle Patent Searchpatentimages.storage.googleapis.com/US6298144B1/US06298144-20011002-D00000.pngUniqueprevious reference imagenew test imageprevious test imageimagemotionuser-definable thresholdnew reference imagemethodoutputdevice