Thermal image analysis for anxiety detection

I. Pavlidis, James A. Levine, P. Baukol

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

46 Scopus citations


We propose a revolutionary concept for detecting suspects engaged in illegal and potentially harmful activities in or around critical military or civilian installations. We investigate the use of thermal image analysis to detect at a distance facial patterns of anxiety, alertness, and/or fearfulness. This is a totally novel approach to the problem of biometric identification. Instead of focusing on the question "who are you" we focus instead on the question "what are you about to do". Documented preliminary results clearly indicate the feasibility of the idea.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Image Processing
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: Oct 7 2001Oct 10 2001


OtherIEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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