Skin Detection in Videos in the Spatial-Range Domain

  • Javier Ruiz-del-Solar
  • Rodrigo Verschae
  • Daniel Kottow
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3617)


Most of the already proposed skin detection approaches are based on the same pixel-wise paradigm, in which each image pixel is individually analyzed. We think that this paradigm should be extended; context information should be incorporated in the skin detection process. Following this idea, in this article is proposed a robust and fast skin detection approach that uses spatial and temporal context. Spatial context implies that the decision about the class (skin or non-skin) of a given pixel considers information about the pixel’s neighbors. Temporal context implies that skin detection is carried out considering not only pixel values from the current frame, but also taking into account past frames and general background reference information.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Javier Ruiz-del-Solar
    • 1
    • 2
  • Rodrigo Verschae
    • 1
    • 2
  • Daniel Kottow
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversidad de Chile 
  2. 2.Center for Web Research, Department of Computer ScienceUniversidad de Chile 

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