An Embedded System for Watershed Based Hard Exudate Extraction

  • Vasanthi SatyanandaEmail author
  • K. V. Narayanaswamy
  • Karibasappa
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 940)


Diabetic Retinopathy is a medical condition where the exudates deposit in front of the retina which causes blurriness in the vision. To avoid this condition, early detection of exudates becomes a necessary step. Due to the amalgamation of biomedical science, artificial intelligence and machine learning, many equipment and ideas are being used for improved diagnosis. The paper discusses about an embedded system approach for detection of exudates from the fundus images. The algorithm is developed using the concepts of markers and watershed algorithm. This algorithm has been tested in MATLAB. The hardware section of the algorithm is developed on an Artix 7 FPGA. The images have been adopted from databases such as DiaRetDB0, DiaRetDB1, IDRiD and MESSIDOR.


Image processing MATLAB Exudates Diabetic Retinopathy FPGA Embedded system Watershed Artix7 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vasanthi Satyananda
    • 1
    Email author
  • K. V. Narayanaswamy
    • 2
  • Karibasappa
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of ECE, Atria Institute of TechnologyVTUBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Atria Institute of TechnologyBangaloreIndia
  3. 3.Dayanand Sagar UniversityBangaloreIndia

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