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A hardware implementation of Craik-O’Brien effect-based contrast improvement for dichromats
Author(s): Tomohiro Ono; Ryosuke Kubota; Noriaki Suetake; Hakaru Tamukoh
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Paper Abstract

In this study, we designed a digital hardware circuit for a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) to provide an effective contrast improvement algorithm for dichromats. The proposed method employs the Craik-O ’Brien (C-O) effect. The C-O effect is an optical illusion effect in which subjective contrast is created from contour information. In the proposed method, the contrast modification is only conducted around the contours of objects to apply the C-O effect for dichromats. To extract the contour information of objects, a T-model filter which only requires a one-line buffer is introduced. The proposed method can realize the C-O effect without using dividers and multipliers. Therefore, it is relatively simple to implement in the FPGA. Through experiments with software and logic simulation, the effectiveness and validity of the proposed method were evaluated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 2019
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 11050, International Forum on Medical Imaging in Asia 2019, 110500G (27 March 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2521580
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Tomohiro Ono, Kyushu Institute of Technology (Japan)
Ryosuke Kubota, National Institute of Technology, Ube College (Japan)
Noriaki Suetake, Yamaguchi Univ. (Japan)
Hakaru Tamukoh, Kyushu Institute of Technology (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11050:
International Forum on Medical Imaging in Asia 2019
Feng Lin; Hiroshi Fujita; Jong Hyo Kim, Editor(s)

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