Paolo Santinelli

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Achieving both localization and identification of people in a wide open area using only cameras can be a challenging task, which requires cross-cutting requirements: high resolution for identification, whereas low resolution for having a wide coverage of the localization. Consequently, this paper proposes the joint use of cameras (only devoted to(More)
The research on innovative and natural interfaces aims at developing devices able to capture and understand the human behavior without the need of a direct interaction. In this paper we propose and describe a framework based on a sensing floor device. The pressure field generated by people or objects standing on the floor is captured and analyzed. Local and(More)
Smart environments are now designed as natural interfaces to capture and understand human behavior without a need for explicit human-computer interaction. In this article, we present a general-purpose architecture that acquires and understands human behaviors through a sensing floor. The pressure field generated by moving people is captured and analyzed.(More)
Embedded systems have limited processing power, memory and energy. When camera sensors are added to an embedded system, the problem of limited resources becomes even more pronounced. In this paper, we introduce two methodologies to increase the energy-efficiency and battery-life of an embedded smart camera by hardware-level operations when performing object(More)
This paper describes the design and development of a Veiling Luminance estimation system based on the use of a CMOS image sensor, fully implemented on FPGA. The system is composed of the CMOS Image sensor, FPGA, DDR SDRAM, USB controller and SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface) Flash. The FPGA is used to build a system-on-chip integrating a soft processor(More)
This paper proposes a comparison of the two most advanced algorithms for connected components labeling, highlighting how they perform on a soft core SoC architecture based on FPGA. In particular we test our block based connected components labeling algorithm, optimized with decision tables and decision trees. The embedded system is composed of the CMOS(More)
Embedded smart cameras have limited processing power, memory and energy. In this paper, we introduce two methodologies to increase the energy-efficiency and the battery-life of an embedded smart camera by hardware-level operations when performing foreground object detection. We use the CITRIC platform as our embedded smart camera. We first perform(More)
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