Sunday, July 25, 2010

Face Detection at OSCON

I spent last week at the O'Reilly Media OSCON conference where I was talking about using the OpenCV library to do face detection on the iPhone using Haar classifiers.


The talk walked you through the cross-compiling and building a static distribution of the library that you can link to your application and make use of from both the simulator and the iPhone hardware itself, and how to build a simple application to perform face recognition on images taken directly using the device's camera.


Visualising Haar Classifiers from Adam Harvey.

Download the talk as a PDF (4.4MB), or view it on iWork.com. The associated visualization by Adam Harvey and sample code (20.8MB) built during the talk are also available.