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Detection method of skin region by single band pass filter
Author(s): Taito Watanabe; Kazuhiko Yamamoto; Kunihito Kato; Shinichi Kojima; Satoru Nakanishi
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Paper Abstract

Detection of skin region is one of the important process of the face detection. Skin region is usually detected by using the skin color. However, the method has some problems which are influence of lighting condition and etc. The methods are defined the skin color in visible optical band. The method should illuminate visible light in the dark place. Therefore we paid attention to difference of the reflectance characteristic of materials. We proposed a skin detection method directly by the reflection characteristic. In this paper, we propose a method to reduce influences of the environment light by using one band pass filter. The usefulness is confirmed by a skin detection experiment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6718, Optomechatronic Computer-Vision Systems II, 67180O (8 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.754575
Show Author Affiliations
Taito Watanabe, Gifu Univ. (Japan)
Kazuhiko Yamamoto, Gifu Univ. (Japan)
Kunihito Kato, Gifu Univ. (Japan)
Shinichi Kojima, Toyota Central R&D Labs. (Japan)
Satoru Nakanishi, Toyota Central R&D Labs. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6718:
Optomechatronic Computer-Vision Systems II

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