Eye blink detection using CNN to detect drowsiness level in drivers for road safety

Pothuraju Vishesh, Raghavendra S, SantoshKumar Jankatti, Rekha V


Blinking is a regular bodily function and it is the semiautomatic fast closing of the eyelid. A specific blink is examined by dynamic folding of the eyelid. It is a vital function of the eye which helps in spread of tears across and eliminates irritants from the shallow of cornea. In this research work we made use of convolution neural network, the deep learning concepts and image processing to detect drowsiness level in drivers. To train the blink detection model the mobilenet V2 is used as base. The loss function used for training was RMSprop and the optimizer is binary cross entropy. The dlib facial landmark was exploited to perceive and pre-process the detected faces. The dataset used for the training model is selected from the “Xiaoyang Tan” of nanjing university of aeronautics and astronautics. Based on the experimental outcome the projected method achieves an accuracy of 97%. The prototype developed serves as a base for further development of this process to achieve better road safety.


Convolution neural network; Cross entropy; Deep learning; Dlib; Eye blink; Mobilenet V2; RMSProp

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijeecs.v22.i1.pp222-231


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