Face Detection and Tracking Based on Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC

Face Detection and Tracking for the AMD Zynq™ 7000 AP SoC
AMD Zynq™ 7000 All Programmable SoC architecture, which combines dual-core ARM® Cortex™-A9 processors and programmable logic on a single device, enables for single-SoC implementations of multiple real-time computer vision algorithms running in a parallel.

The Face Detection and Tracking is an emerging computer vision application that increasingly finds its place in different market applications.

Xylon and Visage Technologies AB have entered a technology partnership with the goal of jointly delivering Visage Technologies' state-of-the-art face detection and tracking technology through the Xylon logicBRICKS IP Library. As a result of this agreement, Xylon developed and revealed the logiFDT Face Detector and Tracker IP core which finds and tracks the face and facial features in video sequences in real time and returns full 3D head pose, gaze direction, facial features coordinates and a wealth of other information. The logiFDT is carefully partitioned between hardware and software to assure the highest performances (i.e. 30fps) and optimal utilization of the AMD Zynq™ 7000 AP SoC. The IP core is prepackaged for AMD Vivado™ IP Integrator and ISE Platform Studio.

Xylon Face Detection and Tracking Demo runs on the AMD Zynq™ 7000 All Programmable SoC based MicroZed™ Embedded Vision Kit from Avnet Electronics Marketing.

The original demo resolution is 1080p60. The presented compressed video has been captured by the frame grabber at 30fps.

The Face Detection and Tracking algorithm delivers:

  • 3D head pose
  • facial expressions
  • gaze direction
  • eye closure
  • 2D/3D facial feature points
  • Textured 3D face model and other information
Targeted applications

  • Driver assistance
  • Marketing and Retail
  • Assistive technology for the disabled
  • Surveillance / Biometrics
  • Games and Entertainment...
Visage Technologies AB
The key software for the Face Detection and Tracking is sourced from Technology Partner Visage Technologies AB.

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