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Automated facial acne assessment from smartphone images
Author(s): Mohammad Amini; Fartash Vasefi; Manuel Valdebran; Kevin Huang; Haomiao Zhang; William Kemp; Nicholas MacKinnon
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Paper Abstract

A smartphone mobile medical application is presented, that provides analysis of the health of skin on the face using a smartphone image and cloud-based image processing techniques. The mobile application employs the use of the camera to capture a front face image of a subject, after which the captured image is spatially calibrated based on fiducial points such as position of the iris of the eye. A facial recognition algorithm is used to identify features of the human face image, to normalize the image, and to define facial regions of interest (ROI) for acne assessment. We identify acne lesions and classify them into two categories: those that are papules and those that are pustules.

Automated facial acne assessment was validated by performing tests on images of 60 digital human models and 10 real human face images. The application was able to identify 92% of acne lesions within five facial ROIs. The classification accuracy for separating papules from pustules was 98%.

Combined with in-app documentation of treatment, lifestyle factors, and automated facial acne assessment, the app can be used in both cosmetic and clinical dermatology. It allows users to quantitatively self-measure acne severity and treatment efficacy on an ongoing basis to help them manage their chronic facial acne.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2018
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 10497, Imaging, Manipulation, and Analysis of Biomolecules, Cells, and Tissues XVI, 104970N (22 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2292506
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Mohammad Amini, eTreat Medical Diagnostics Inc. (Canada)
Fartash Vasefi, eTreat Medical Diagnostics Inc. (Canada)
Manuel Valdebran, Univ. of California, Irvine (United States)
Kevin Huang, eTreat Medical Diagnostics Inc. (Canada)
Haomiao Zhang, eTreat Medical Diagnostics Inc. (Canada)
William Kemp, eTreat Medical Diagnostics Inc. (Canada)
Nicholas MacKinnon, eTreat Medical Diagnostics Inc. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10497:
Imaging, Manipulation, and Analysis of Biomolecules, Cells, and Tissues XVI
Daniel L. Farkas; Dan V. Nicolau; Robert C. Leif, Editor(s)

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