In the medical field, one of the most frequently performed medical practice is intravenous injection and it is also a significant factor to increase the workload of medical physicians. Recently, many support systems have been developed to give better injection and to reduce the workload. However, most of them are large-scaled and expensive. To deal with this problem we have been engaged in developing a low-cost injection support system by using a USB camera and robot. This paper presents a vein segmentation method for this system. In this method, an emphasizing process is firstly described to accentuate visual veins by focusing on the red component of the color image. Then, after thresholding a number of randomly selected sub-images with different sizes, the visual veins are obtained by aggregating those thresholded sub-images into a continuous segmented image by majority vote. The performance of the proposed method is demonstrated by making experiments with 15 subjects' vein images.
|出版ステータス||Published - 2013 1月 1|
|イベント||2013 52nd Annual Conference of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan, SICE 2013 - Nagoya, Japan|
継続期間: 2013 9月 14 → 2013 9月 17
|Other||2013 52nd Annual Conference of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan, SICE 2013|
|Period||13/9/14 → 13/9/17|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- コンピュータ サイエンスの応用