Accession Number : ADP001215

Title :   Adapting Optical-Flow to Measure Object Motion in Reflectance and X-Ray Image Sequences,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Cornelius,Nancy ; Kanade,Takeo

Report Date : JUN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This paper adapts a previous work on optical flow to the problem of determining arbitrary motions of objects from 2-dimensional image sequences. The method allows for gradual changes in the way an object boundaries. The authors find velocity fields that give estimates of the velocities of objects in the image plane. These velocities are computed from a series of images using information about the spatial and temporal brightness gradients. A constraint on the smoothness of motion within an object's boundaries is used. The method can be applied to interpretation of both reflectance and x-ray images. Results are shown for models of ellipsoids undergoing expansion, as well as for an x-ray image sequence of a beating heart.

Descriptors :   *Optical images, *Motion, *Measurement, *Computations, Brightness, Gradients, Velocity, Ellipsoids, Boundaries, Discontinuities, X rays, Heart, Reflectance, Equations, Sequences

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE