Video modification using visual saliency map for guiding humans gaze

Hironori Takimoto, Hitoshi Yamauchi, Yasue Mitsukura, Akihiro Kanagawa

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It is commonly believed that by drawing humans attention to particular objects, human activity can be effectively facilitated. The aim of this paper is to propose a novel video modification method for directing gaze to specific objects of interest, using a saliency map model based on Lab color space. First, we compute the saliency map, and modify the Lab components of each frame based on the obtained saliency map for adjusting saliency value. And then, we repeat this process until the specified objects has become the most salient in each frame. By applying the our attention retargeting method to a video, we can obtain the video in which the specific object shows the highest saliency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-151
Number of pages8
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Electronics, Information and Systems
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Guiding attention
  • Object tracking
  • Visual attention
  • Visual saliency map

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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