• KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
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EAR: Enhanced Augmented Reality System for Sports Entertainment Applications


Abstract

Augmented Reality (AR) overlays virtual information on real world data, such as displaying useful information on videos/images of a scene. This paper presents an Enhanced AR (EAR) system that displays useful statistical players’ information on captured images of a sports game. We focus on the situation where the input image is degraded by strong sunlight. Proposed EAR system consists of an image enhancement technique to improve the accuracy of subsequent player and face detection. The image enhancement is followed by player and face detection, face recognition, and players’ statistics display. First, an algorithm based on multi-scale retinex is proposed for image enhancement. Then, to detect players’ and faces’, we use adaptive boosting and Haar features for feature extraction and classification. The player face recognition algorithm uses boosted linear discriminant analysis to select features and nearest neighbor classifier for classification. The system can be adjusted to work in different types of sports where the input is an image and the desired output is display of information nearby the recognized players. Simulations are carried out on 2096 different images that contain players in diverse conditions. Proposed EAR system demonstrates the great potential of computer vision based approaches to develop AR applications.


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[IEEE Style]
Zahid Mahmood, Tauseef Ali, Nazeer Muhammad, Nargis Bibi, Imran Shahzad and Shoaib Azmat, "EAR: Enhanced Augmented Reality System for Sports Entertainment Applications," KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, vol. 11, no. 12, pp. 6069-6091, 2017. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2017.12.021

[ACM Style]
Mahmood, Z., Ali, T., Muhammad, N., Bibi, N., Shahzad, I., and Azmat, S. 2017. EAR: Enhanced Augmented Reality System for Sports Entertainment Applications. KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, 11, 12, (2017), 6069-6091. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2017.12.021