A new parallel method based on a genetic approach for determination and classification of skin spots

  • Andrea Kutics
  • Munehiro Date
Software and Hardware Architectures for Image Processing
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 974)


A low cost CCD camera system connected to a transputer network as a parallel processing device has been developed for the determination of human skin objects. Ultraviolet, visible and penetrative infrared images recorded by CCD cameras are used as the input data. A new genetic method based on mathematical morphology has been developed to detect objects and estimate shape properties of skin objects such as speckles and blood vessels on an arbitrarily chosen area. A very fast system could be achieved, and as no presumptions are used on the shape of the objects in question, the developed method is widely applicable to various kinds of images. The described transputer network was found to be very suitable for object analysis tasks due to its high performance and flexibility.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Kutics
    • 1
  • Munehiro Date
    • 1
  1. 1.The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN)SaitamaJapan

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