Development and Technology Research on System Used for Colour Inspection in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Development and Technology Research on System Used for Colour Inspection in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Dongmei Zheng (Wenai Song, Software School, North University of China, Taiyuan, China), Zhendong Dai (Institute of Bio-Inspired Structure and Surface Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China) and Hongmo Wang (School of Chinese Medicine, Capital University of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China)
Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 11
DOI: 10.4018/ijsi.2014070102
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Abstract

Colour inspection in traditional Chinese medicine (CITCM) has been conducted for thousands of years to diagnose illness. However, CITCM has limitations in accuracy and quantity of illness depiction. Thus, a system for an objective CITCM is developed in this study. In this scheme, the entire system includes two parts, namely, hardware and software. The hardware is an image acquisition device in standard lighting conditions. The software is used for a three-step digital image processing: firstly, the skin/non-skin classification is performed; secondly, the facial features are localised; finally, the facial special region corresponding to five internal organs are achieved. The chromaticity is subsequently calculated using 100 samples. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed scheme exhibits better performance than existing methods towards objective CITCM research.
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Image Acquisition Device

The device that acquires CITCM images includes five parts: light source, integrating sphere, CCD digital camera, box-type base, and test equipment. The device buildup is briefly introduced as follows, with emphasis on its form.

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