Efficient Skin Detection under Severe Illumination Changes and Shadows

  • Bishesh Khanal
  • Désiré Sidibé
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7102)


This paper presents an efficient method for human skin color detection with a mobile platform. The proposed method is based on modeling the skin distribution in a log-chromaticity color space which shows good invariance properties to changing illumination. The method is easy to implement and can cope with the requirements of real-world tasks such as illumination variations, shadows and moving camera. Extensive experiments show the good performance of the proposed method and its robustness against abrupt changes of illumination and shadows.


Skin detection Invariance to illumination Log-chromaticity color space Face detection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bishesh Khanal
    • 1
  • Désiré Sidibé
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire LE2I - UMR CNRS 5158Université de BourgogneLe CreusotFrance

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