YawDD:  Yawning Detection Dataset


YawDD contains two video datasets of drivers with various facial characteristics, to be used for testing algorithms and models for mainly yawning detection, but also recognition and tracking of face and mouth. The videos are taken in real and varying illumination conditions.

Format and Available Data

The videos are in 640x480 24-bit true color (RGB) 30 frames per second AVI format wihtout audio. The total data size is about 5 Gigabytes. The availble data and their features are listed in table 1 for dataset 1 and table 2 for dataset 2, and can be downloaded from ACM MMsys Dataset webpage (see link below),

License and Usage

The videos are for non-commercial and research purposes only! For all other usage, please contact shervin@ieee.org. The videos are free for use in non-commerical and/or academic papers/reports, which study, design, and test algorithms and methods to detect face, facial features, yawning, etc. In addition, screenshots of some (not all) videos can be used in such papers. Please check the Allow Researchers to use  picture in their paper column in the above two tables to see if you can use a screenshot of a particular video or not. If for a particular video that column is “no”, you are NOT allowed to use pictures from that video in your papers and publications.

To refer to this dataet in your paper, please use the following citation:

S. Abtahi, M. Omidyeganeh, S. Shirmohammadi, and B. Hariri, “YawDD: A Yawning Detection Dataset”, Proc. ACM Multimedia Systems, Singapore, March 19 -21 2014, pp. 24-28.
DOI: 10.1145/2557642.2563678

You might also be interested to read the following paper, in which we used the dataset to test our yawning detection algorithm designed for embedded smart cameras:

M. Omidyeganeh, S. Shirmohammadi, S. Abtahi, A. Khurshid, M. Farhan, J. Scharcanski, B. Hariri, D. Laroche, and L. Martel, “Yawning Detection Using Embedded Smart Cameras”, IEEE Trans. on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 65, Issue 3, March 2016, pp. 570-582.
DOI: 10.1109/TIM.2015.2507378

Download the Dataset

The dataset can be downloaded from ACM Multimedia Systems Conference Dataset Archive. Alternatively, you can download it form here.

How to Contribute Videos to the Dataset

We welcome the addition of more videos to the dataset. Please send an email to shervin@ieee.org if you would like to add more videos.