Date Added: Sep 2011
A Snake is an active contour for representing object contours. Traditional snake algorithms are often used to represent the contour of a single object. However, if there is more than one object in the image, the snake model must be adaptive to determine the corresponding contour of each object. Also, the previous initialized snake contours risk getting the wrong results when tracking multiple objects in successive frames due to the weak topology changes. To overcome this problem, in this paper, the authors present a new snake method for efficiently tracking contours of multiple objects.