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A Proposed Method For The Analysis Of Dermatoglyphic Patterns
Author(s): Dale A. Ausherman; William D. Hall; Robert E. Moyers; Ronald C. Fairchild; Ralph H. Mitchel
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Paper Abstract

Dermatoglyphic patterns refer to the configurations formed by dermal ridges on the fingers, palms, toes, and soles. There is a recognized relationship between the dermato-glyphic patterns and certain developmental defects in individuals. Previous methods of dermal pattern analysis are rather subjective and tedious to perform. This paper proposes a hybrid optical-digital system for the quantitative analysis of the dermal patterns. The proposed system extracts dermatoglyphic features through the medium of an optical Fourier transform and a solid-state photodiode array. Preliminary classification results for a group of 11 individuals exhibiting Trisomy-21 (Down's Syndrome) and 10 individuals selected from a normal control group are given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1974
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0040, Quantitative Imagery in the Biomedical Sciences II, (1 March 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.953819
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Dale A. Ausherman, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (United States)
William D. Hall, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (United States)
Robert E. Moyers, University of Michigan (United States)
Ronald C. Fairchild, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (United States)
Ralph H. Mitchel, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0040:
Quantitative Imagery in the Biomedical Sciences II
Robin E. Herron, Editor(s)

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