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Experimental Psychology (Russia)

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2072-7593

ISSN (online): 2311-7036


License: CC BY-NC 4.0

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Tracking moving objects on video in psychological studies 793


Zhegallo A.V.
PhD in Psychology, Senior Researcher, Institute of Experimental Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

The article discusses the possibilities of using OpenCV and dlib libraries to track the position of specified objects on the video image and to track a set of landmark points of the human face. It is shown that these problems can be effectively solved with the help of compact programs in Python. The Python language is recommended to the attention of research psychologists as an instrument for analyzing video images and constructing complex experiments.

Keywords: object tracking, face detection, Python, OpenCV, dlib

Column: Cognitive Psychology


Funding. The study was carried out within the framework of the state project of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, project 25.3471.2017/PC “Identification of significant components of the cognitive experience of a specialist to their capturing and transfer”.

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