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Intelligent Image Analysis for Image-Guided Laser Hair Removal and Skin Therapy
External Online Source: hdl:2014/42778
Author and Affiliation:
Walker, Brian(Mount San Antonio Coll., Walnut, CA, United States)
Lu, Thomas(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Chao, Tien-Hsin(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Abstract: We present the development of advanced automatic target recognition (ATR) algorithms for the hair follicles identification in digital skin images to accurately direct the laser beam to remove the hair. The ATR system first performs a wavelet filtering to enhance the contrast of the hair features in the image. The system then extracts the unique features of the targets and sends the features to an Adaboost based classifier for training and recognition operations. The ATR system automatically classifies the hair, moles, or other skin lesion and provides the accurate coordinates of the intended hair follicle locations. The coordinates can be used to guide a scanning laser to focus energy only on the hair follicles. The intended benefit would be to protect the skin from unwanted laser exposure and to provide more effective skin therapy.
Publication Date: Jan 21, 2012
Document ID:
20130010584
(Acquired Mar 07, 2013)
Subject Category: INSTRUMENTATION AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: SPIE Photonics West; 21-26 Jan. 2012; San Francisco, CA; United States
Meeting Sponsor: International Society for Optical Engineering; United States
Financial Sponsor: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Organization Source: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Description: 11p; In English; Original contains color and black and white illustrations
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: IMAGE ANALYSIS; WAVELET ANALYSIS; THERAPY; EDUCATION; CLASSIFIERS; TARGET RECOGNITION; EXPOSURE; TARGETS; LESIONS; HAIR
Other Descriptors: SKIN THERAPY; LASER HAIR REMOVAL; IMAGE PROCESSING; HAIR FOLLICLE IDENTIFICATION SCANNING
Availability Source: Other Sources
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