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Machine vision based on the concept of contrast sensitivity of the human eye
Author(s): Vitali Bezzubik; Nikolai Belashenkov; Gleb Vdovin
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Paper Abstract

The model of contrast sensitivity function (CSF) of machine vision system, based on the CSF of the human visual system is proposed. By analogy with the human eye, we employ the concept of ganglion cell receptive field to the artificial light-sensitive elements. By further following this concept, we introduced quantative metrics of local and global contrast of digital image. We suggested that the contrast sensitivity threshold forms an iso-line in the parameter space contrast – spatial frequency. The model, implemented in a computer vision system, has been compared to the results of contrast sensitivity research, conducted directly with the human visual system, and demonstrated a good match.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9217, Applications of Digital Image Processing XXXVII, 921726 (23 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2063376
Show Author Affiliations
Vitali Bezzubik, ITMO Univ. (Russian Federation)
Nikolai Belashenkov, ITMO Univ. (Russian Federation)
Gleb Vdovin, ITMO Univ. (Russian Federation)
Flexible Optical B.V. (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9217:
Applications of Digital Image Processing XXXVII
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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