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GLCM correlation approach for blood vessel identification in thermal image

Rusli, Nazreen and Md Yusof, Hazlina and Sidek, Shahrul Na'im and Ishak, Nor Izzati (2019) GLCM correlation approach for blood vessel identification in thermal image. In: 2018 IEEE EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (IECBES 2018), 3rd-6th December 2018, Kuching, Sarawak.

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The maturity of detection in emotions via thermal camera is evolving recently since it is able to detect the “hot” parts of human face composition replicating the area of blood vessels. The notion of non-invasive tools for data gatherings via a thermal camera has also been vigorously highlighted. However, to the best of our knowledge, there is no research done to detect emotion of autistic children by using thermal camera. The autistic children are less able to present emotion through facial expression. We hypothesize that, the impact of cutaneous temperature changes due to blood flows in the blood vessels could be correlated to specific emotion state for healthy as well as autistic children. In this work, healthy children were assigned as subjects prior to the development of the algorithm for thermal imaging analysis to form a reference model. Facial thermal distribution was analyzed and a technique using Correlation in Gray Level Co-occurrence Matrices (GLCM) was proposed to identify the region with the presence of blood vessels. A fine k-Nearest Neighbor (k-NN) classifier shows a promising result for the proposed method and suggests that these analyses are momentous for distinguishing between five basic emotions and it could be used as non-verbal mediums to help on autistic children.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 4487/69453
Uncontrolled Keywords: Autistic, Emotion, GLCM, Thermal Imaging, Texture Analysis
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Shahrul Naim Sidek
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2019 15:56
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2019 16:12
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/69453

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