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Real-Time Multi-Class Helmet Violation Detection Using Few-Shot Data Sampling Technique and YOLOv8
Traffic safety is a major global concern. Helmet usage is a key factor in preventing head injuries and fatalities caused by motorcycle accidents. However, helmet usage violations continue to be a significant problem. To identify such violations, automatic helmet detection systems have been proposed and implemented using computer vision techniques. Real-time implementation of such systems is crucial for traffic surveillance and enforcement, however, most of these systems are not real-time. This study proposes a robust real-time helmet violation detection system. The proposed system utilizes a unique data processing strategy, referred to as few-shot data sampling, to develop a robust model with fewer annotations, and a single-stage object detection model, YOLOv8 (You Only Look Once Version 8), for detecting helmet violations in real-time from video frames. Our proposed method won 7th place in the 2023 AI City Challenge, Track 5, with an mAP score of 0.5861 on experimental validation data. The experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness, efficiency, and robustness of the proposed system.