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A collection and statistical analysis of skin reflectance signatures for inherent variability over the 250 nm to 2500 nm spectral range
Author(s): Catherine C. Cooksey; Benjamin K. Tsai; David W. Allen
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Paper Abstract

The spectral reflectance signature of human skin provides opportunities to advance observations ranging from medical treatment to security applications. In this study 28 volunteers participated in a skin reflectance measurement of the inside of the right forearm. The reflectance measurements were made over the 250 nm to 2500 nm spectral range. The analysis included estimates of the variability attributed to the instrument, variability of the same subject, and variability among subjects. This allowed for determining measures of similarity and differences that indicate the inherent separability within the distribution. While this sample size may not fully represent a full diverse-population, it does provide a provisional reference point for modeling and simulation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 June 2014
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9082, Active and Passive Signatures V, 908206 (4 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2053604
Show Author Affiliations
Catherine C. Cooksey, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Benjamin K. Tsai, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
David W. Allen, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9082:
Active and Passive Signatures V
G. Charmaine Gilbreath; Chadwick Todd Hawley, Editor(s)

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