Real time eye detection system based on DM6446

Yu Wen Li, Jia Rui Zhou, Lin Lin Shen

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A Haar-like features based eye detection algorithm was introduced in this paper. With its fast searching speed and high detection rate, the algorithm fits to be implemented on portable platform. TI TMS320DM6446 is a high performance digital multimedia processing chip provided by Texas Instruments Corporation. With the eye detection algorithm packed into codec, an optimized real time eye detection system was implemented on DM6446 platform. The detection algorithm codec was loaded into the DSP-side for remote call. Application on the ARM-side captured face images from camera and output detection results to computer monitor. The implemented eye detection codec was also employed in a face recognition system. Experimental results demonstrate that the real time eye detection system on DM6446 can search and locate eyes effectively with limited chip resources occupied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)420-424
Number of pages5
JournalShenzhen Daxue Xuebao (Ligong Ban)/Journal of Shenzhen University Science and Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • DM6446
  • Eye detection system
  • Face recognition system
  • Haar-like feature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)


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