Camera arrangement

  • US 20060050927A1
  • Filed: 12/19/2002
  • Published: 03/09/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/16/2002
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A camera arrangement to be mounted to a vehicle to detect a human, the arrangement comprising, a camera to capture a light image, the camera providing an output signal and a processor, wherein the arrangement is adapted to have a first mode of operation when surrounding brightness of the vehicle is above a first predetermined threshold and a second mode of operation when the surrounding brightness of the vehicle is below a second predetermined threshold;

  • the processor being operable in the first mode of operation only when ambient light in the field of view of the camera is above the first predetermined threshold, to analyse the output signal to identify any area or areas of the light image which have a specific spectral content representative of human skin, and to determine the position of any so identified area or areas within the light image.

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