WIT Press


Safety At The Platform

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR040171

Volume

74

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

1,610 kb

Author(s)

M. Miyachi, Y. Sasaki, K. Morisaki, K. Onda & M. Miyaoka

Abstract

On the Yamate Line and the other main Lines in the Tokyo metropolitan area, fall-detection mats are widely used to stop trains immediately in cases when passengers fall onto the tracks from the platform. However, these can’t detect them in the track. Therefore, we have developed a high precision fall-detection system which utilizes image processing and other advanced technologies. This system adopts stereo cameras to monitor the fixed area of the track three-dimensionally. In cases when passengers fall onto the track, the system will automatically detect them and work to stop trains ensuring safety. This system annunciates \“passengers’ falls” within a second when passengers may fall onto the track from the platform. Using the stereo image processing, the

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