Patent Number: 7,822,227

Title: Method and system for tracking images

Abstract: A method for image tracking includes receiving a plurality of images of a first object at points along a predetermined route at least two spaced apart cameras including a first camera and a second camera, calibrating the cameras based on the received images of the first object and the predetermined route, receiving at least one image of a second object at the calibrated cameras, and determining a position of the second object based on one of the received images of the second object at the first camera. A method of image tracking includes associating at least one object with a unique identifier and receiving a plurality of images of the object moving in a field of view of at least two spaced apart cameras. The method further includes determining a position of the object based on the unique identifier and generating a position information based on the determination.

Inventors: Barnes; Thomas H. (Austin, TX), Dunsmoir; John W. (Round Rock, TX), Ramanujam; Ram N. (Hoffman Estates, IL), Walton; Carol S. (Austin, TX)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06K 9/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00