We propose a novel active contour model by incorporating particle based electrostatic interactions into the geometric active contour framework. The proposed active contour, embedded in level sets, propagates under the joint influence of a boundary attraction force and a boundary competition force. Unlike other contour models, the proposed vector field dynamically adapts by updating itself when a contour reaches a boundary. The model is then more invariant to initialisation and possesses better convergence abilities. Analytical and comparative results are presented on synthetic and real images.
|Translated title of the contribution
|A Charged Active Contour based on Electrostatics
|Title of host publication
|Published - Sept 2006