Keywords : Drowsinessdetection
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 10648-10655
Drowsy driving is one of the major causes of road accidents and death. Hence, detection of driver’s fatigue and its indication is an active research area. Most of the conventional methods are either vehicle based, or behavioural based or physiological based. Few methods are intrusive and distract the driver, some require expensive sensors and data handling. Therefore, A conceptual based driver’s drowsiness detection system is developed with acceptable accuracy. In the developed system, a webcam records the video and driver’s face is detected in those images employing image processing techniques. Facial landmarks on the detected face are pointed and subsequently the eye aspect ratio and mouth opening ratio are computed and depending on their values, drowsiness is detected based on developed adaptive thresholding. Machine learning algorithms have been implemented as well in an offline manner. A sensitivity of 95.58% and specificity of 100% has been achieved in Support Vector Machine based classification.