Apparatus and method for counting number of objects

  • US 8,284,991 B2
  • Filed: 02/27/2009
  • Issued: 10/09/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/03/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An image processing apparatus comprising:

  • a first detecting units configured to detect an object based on an upper body of a person;

    a second detecting unit configured to detect an object based on a face of a person;

    a determining unit configured to determine a level of congestion of objects contained in an input image;

    a selecting unit configured to select at the first detecting unit when the determined level of congestion is low and selecting the second detecting unit when the determined level of congestion is high; and

    a control unit configured to cause a result of detection of an object from the input image detected by the selected detecting unit to be output.

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