Temporal Modeling of Head Movement During Facial Expression Via Dual Pivot Tracking System - A Case of Disgust

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Executive Summary

Temporal modeling of facial expression is very important in various fields which include expression recognition, realism in computer animation and behavioral study in psychological field. While various researches are currently being done to capture the movement of facial features for its temporal property, not much is being said about the head movement during the facial expression process. The absence of head movement description can lead to incomplete expression description especially in the case of disgust where head movement can be a vital element for its depiction. Therefore, this paper proposes a method to track the movement of the head by using a Dual Pivot Head Tracking system (DPHT).

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