Optical Review

, Volume 15, Issue 6, pp 292–294

Regression-based model of skin diffuse reflectance for skin color analysis

Authors

  • Norimichi Tsumura
    • Department of Information and Image SciencesChiba University
  • Daisuke Kawazoe
    • Department of Information and Image SciencesChiba University
  • Toshiya Nakaguchi
    • Department of Information and Image SciencesChiba University
  • Nobutoshi Ojima
    • Department of Information and Image SciencesChiba University
    • Kao Corporation
  • Yoichi Miyake
    • Department of Information and Image SciencesChiba University
Regular Papers

DOI: 10.1007/s10043-008-0047-3

Cite this article as:
Tsumura, N., Kawazoe, D., Nakaguchi, T. et al. OPT REV (2008) 15: 292. doi:10.1007/s10043-008-0047-3

Abstract

A simple regression-based model of skin diffuse reflectance is developed based on reflectance samples calculated by Monte Carlo simulation of light transport in a two-layered skin model. This reflectance model includes the values of spectral reflectance in the visible spectra for Japanese women. The modified Lambert Beer law holds in the proposed model with a modified mean free path length in non-linear density space. The averaged RMS and maximum errors of the proposed model were 1.1 and 3.1%, respectively, in the above range.

Key words

skin reflectanceregressionmodified Lambert Beer law

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