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Person and Face Detection using Intel OpenVINO toolkit

Added to IoTplaybook or last updated on: 11/02/2020
Person and Face Detection using Intel OpenVINO toolkit


This project can be used to detect the presence of people in a room. It uses the pre-trained models downloaded using the OpenVINO model downloader.

Person and Face Detection using Intel OpenVINO toolkit

This project can be used to detect the presence of people by detecting their faces and their body.

Things used in this project

Software apps and online services

OpenVINO toolkit
Intel OpenVINO toolkit
  Intel OpenVINO
Python 3


1 Download and install Anaconda Distribution of Python

2 Install all the dependencies

3 Download the Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit.(My OpenVINO version - 2020.0.1.033)

Python Virtual Environment

1 Install virtual environment

pip install virtualenv

virtualenv --system-site-packages -p python openvinoenv

2 Activate virtual environment


3 Running "setupvars.bat" file to set up the OpenVINO environment variables

cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\IntelSWTools\openvino_2020.1.033\bin\"setupvars.bat

4 Installing all the requirements from the "requirements.txt" file

cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\IntelSWTools\openvino_2020.1.033\deployment_tools\model_optimizer>"

pip install -r requirements.txt

5 Once done with OpenVINO, deactivate the environment


NOTE I have created a batch file named "openvinoenv.bat" to run the following steps in one singe line.

call "openvinoenv\Scripts\activate"call "C:\Program Files (x86)\IntelSWTools\openvino_2020.1.033\bin\setupvars.bat"

With a single line, the python virtual environment for OpenVINO toolkit can be created and the OpenVINO environment variables can be initialized.


Pre-trained Models

It uses the pre-trained models from the Intel OpenVino pre-trained models.

The following pre-trained models were downloaded using the model downloader

python "C:\Program Files (x86)\IntelSWTools\openvino\deployment_tools\open_model_zoo\tools\downloader\"

  • face-detection-adas-0001 - link
  • person-detection-retail-0013 - link

Demonstration Videos used from the sample videos of intel-iot-devkit Github Repository.

System specifications used

Processor - Intel Core i7 9750H

Ram - 16 GB

OS - Windows 10 64 bit

Final Code Github Repository Link - here

Date of Download of Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit for Windows - January 2020 (w_openvino_toolkit_p_2020.1.033.exe)

Email ID used- same as the one with the

Code Python

Main Code for People and Face Detection Using Intel OpenVINO toolkit

import cv2 

net2 = cv2.dnn.readNet('person-detection-retail-0013.bin', 'person-detection-retail-0013.xml')
net = cv2.dnn.readNet('face-detection-adas-0001.bin', 'face-detection-adas-0001.xml')

cap = cv2.VideoCapture("video1.mp4")


while cv2.waitKey(1) < 0:
    hasFrame, frame =
    frame = cv2.resize(frame,(1280,720),fx=0,fy=0, interpolation = cv2.INTER_CUBIC)
    if not hasFrame:

    face_blob = cv2.dnn.blobFromImage(frame, size=(672, 384))
    out_face = net.forward()

    for detection in out_face.reshape(-1, 7):
        confidence = float(detection[2])
        xmin = int(detection[3] * frame.shape[1])
        ymin = int(detection[4] * frame.shape[0])
        xmax = int(detection[5] * frame.shape[1])
        ymax = int(detection[6] * frame.shape[0])

        if confidence > 0.5:
            cv2.rectangle(frame, (xmin, ymin), (xmax, ymax), color=(0, 255, 0))
            cv2.putText(frame,'FACE',(xmin, (ymin-10)),font, 0.4,(0, 255, 255),1,cv2.LINE_AA) 

    person_blob = cv2.dnn.blobFromImage(frame, size=(672, 384))
    out_person = net2.forward()

    for detection in out_person.reshape(-1, 7):
        confidence2 = float(detection[2])
        xmin2 = int(detection[3] * frame.shape[1])
        ymin2 = int(detection[4] * frame.shape[0])
        xmax2 = int(detection[5] * frame.shape[1])
        ymax2 = int(detection[6] * frame.shape[0])

        if confidence2 > 0.6:
            cv2.rectangle(frame, (xmin2, ymin2), (xmax2, ymax2), color=(0, 255, 0))
            cv2.putText(frame,'PERSON',(xmin2, (ymin2-10)),font, 0.4,(0, 255, 255),1,cv2.LINE_AA) 
    cv2.imshow('OpenVINO face detection', frame)

Main Repository - person_and_face_detection - Nilutpol Kashyap

Project for Person and Face Detection for public Security using the Pre-trained models from Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit. — Read More

Latest commit to the master branch on 10-14-2020

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