Medical Decision Support System for Assessment of Dermatoglyphic Indices and Diagnosis of Down’s Syndrome

  • Hubert Wojtowicz
  • Wieslaw Wajs
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 16)


The paper describes design of an intelligent information system for assessment of dermatoglyphic indices of Down’s syndrome in infants. The system supports medical diagnosis by automatic processing of dermatoglyphic prints and detecting features indicating presence of genetic disorders. Application of image processing and pattern recognition algorithms in pattern classification of fingerprints and prints of the hallucal area of the sole is described. Application of an algorithm based on multi-scale pyramid decomposition of an image is proposed for ridge orientation calculation. A method of singular points detection and calculation of the ATD angle of the palm print is presented. Currently achieved results in dermatoglyphic prints enhancement, classification and analysis are discussed.


Turner Syndrome Palmprint Image Radial Loop Telemedical System Left Loop 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Mathematics and Nature, Institute of Computer ScienceUniversity of RzeszowRzeszówPoland
  2. 2.Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Institute of AutomaticsAGH University of Science and TechnologyKrakówPoland

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