Experiments with Face Detection and Webcam Video
With the getUserÂMeÂdia API, a video eleÂment, a canÂvas eleÂment and LiuLiuâ€™s excelÂlent face detecÂtion algoÂrithm, we can easÂily play around with webÂcam video data in the browser, plug-in free.
Paul Hayes, the developer at Last.fm has created two fun experÂiÂments with face detection, canvas and webcam video. One places a mask over your face as you move and another that attempts to scale conÂtent based on your disÂtance from the screen.
The face detecÂtion only works some of the time. With busy backÂgrounds or low light conÂdiÂtions the detecÂtion fails more often. SomeÂtimes the wrong area is detected, which can lead to radÂiÂcal and jarÂring shifts in the scale. PerÂhaps a rolling averÂage would be a betÂter indiÂcaÂtion, alas he hasn’t built that.
License: License Free