Abstract : Covid-19(sars-cov-2) has had a major global impact on the daily lives of billions of people living around the world. Social distancing has proven to be an effective measure to hamper the spread of the disease. The system presented is for analyzing social distancing by calculating the distance between people in order to slow down the spread of the virus. This system utilizes input from video frames to figure out the distance between individuals to alleviate the effect of this pandemic. This is done by evaluating a video feed obtained by a surveillance camera. The video is calibrated into bird’s view and fed as an input to the YOLOv3 model which is an already trained object detection model. The YOLOv3 model is trained using the Common Object in Context (COCO). The proposed system was corroborated on a pre-filmed video. The results and outcomes obtained by the system show that evaluation of the distance between multiple individuals and determining if rules are violated or not. If the distance is less than the minimum threshold value, the individuals are represented by a red bounding box, if not then it is represented by a green bounding box. This system can be further developed to detect social distancing in real-time applications.
Keywords : social distancing, pedestrian detection, deep learning, convolutional neural network
| DOI: 10.17148/IJARCCE.2022.114111