Compression of Patient Monitoring Video Using Motion Segmentation Technique


Shyamsunder, R. and Eswaran, C. and Sriraam, N. (2007) Compression of Patient Monitoring Video Using Motion Segmentation Technique. Journal of Medical Systems, 31 (2). 109-116 . ISSN 0148-5598

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The volume of patient monitoring video acquired in hospitals is very huge and hence there is a need for better compression of the same for effective storage and transmission. This paper presents a new motion Segmentation technique, which improves the compression of patient monitoring video. The proposed motion segmentation technique makes use of a binary mask, which is obtained by thresholding the standard deviation values of the pixels along the temporal axis. Two compression methods, which make use of the proposed motion segmentation technique, are presented. The first method uses MPEG-4 coder and 9/7-biorthogonal wavelet for compressing the moving and stationary portions of the video respectively. The second method uses 5/3-biorthogonal wavelet for compressing both the moving and the stationary portions of the video. The performances of these compression algorithms are evaluated in terrns of PSNR and bitrate. From the experimental results, it is found that the proposed motion technique improves the performance of the MPEG-4 coder. Among the two compression methods presented, the MPEG-4 based method performs better for bitrates less than 767 Kbps whereas for bitrates above 767 Kbps the performance of the wavelet based method is found superior.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA421-790.95 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET)
Depositing User: Ms Suzilawati Abu Samah
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2011 03:44
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2014 07:40


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