Toddler monitoring system in vehicle using single shot detector mobilenet and single shot detector-inception on Jetson Nano

Kok Jia Quan, Zamani Md Sani, Tarmizi Bin Ahmad Izzuddin, Azizul Azizan, Hadhrami Abd Ghani


Road vehicles are today’s primary form of transportation; the safety of children passengers must take precedence. Numerous reports of toddler death in road vehicles, include heatstroke and accidents caused by negligent parents. In this research, we report a system developed to monitor and detect a toddler's presence in a vehicle and to classify the toddler's seatbelt status. The objective of the toddler monitoring system is to monitor the child's conditions to ensure the toddler's safety. The device senses the toddler's seatbelt status and warns the driver if the child is left in the car after the vehicle is powered off. The vision-based monitoring system employs deep learning algorithms to recognize infants and seatbelts, in the interior vehicle environment. Due to its superior performance, the Nvidia Jetson Nano was selected as the computational unit. Deep learning algorithms such as faster region-based convolutional neural network (R-CNN), single shot detector (SSD)- MobileNet, and single shot detector (SSD)-Inception was utilized and compared for detection and classification. From the results, the object detection algorithms using Jetson Nano achieved 80 FPS, with up to 82.98% accuracy, making it feasible for online and real-time in-vehicle monitoring with low power requirements


Artificial intelligence; Human detection; Neural network; Tensorflow; Vision-based system

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IAES International Journal of Artificial Intelligence (IJ-AI)
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