Please note: This software is no longer maintained. A more recent version may be obtained from Nils Siebel
The Reading People Tracker
This page is the Reading People Tracker's home page where you can download its source code for free.
The Reading People Tracker is a software for tracking people in camera images for visual surveillance purposes. It originates from research work on people tracking for automatic visual surveillance systems for crime detection and prevention. It was built within the context of two PhD theses (by AM Baumberg and NT Siebel) and contains state-of-the art image processing algorithms. It is easily maintainable and well documented. Therefore it can (and has already been) easily be adapted to new requirements and different projects. The Reading People Tracker contains the necessary functionality to read video sequences from hard disk or a video camera (IEEE1394/DV), to manipulate the images with image filters and to analyse them with a number of detection and tracking modules.
The source code of the Reading People Tracker is available for download
below. The terms of the license can be found in the file COPYRIGHT
which is part of the software package.
- Installation/Compilation: See files README and the Makefile definitions in generic.mk.
- Configuration Options: See the help for the individual option in the GUI or its definition in the code.
- Functionality: The most comprehensive source is the ADVISOR project page.
Although the source code is available for download it comes with
which applies to the Reading People Tracker and all material that comes
with it (unless otherwise stated) is a modified version of the GNU GPL
. The terms of the license can be found in the file COPYRIGHT
which is part of the software package. In effect it allows the use of
the material under the GNU GPL with the exception that the software and
all parts of it may NEVER BE USED FOR ANY MILITARY PURPOSE, whether it
be research or not, commercial or otherwise.
The Source Code
Necessary External Libraries
The Reading People Tracker uses external libraries for mathematics, XML
and graphical display:
Last update: 2005-07-05