Visual vein segmentation for an intravenous injection support system

Adiljan Yimit, Motoki Takagi, Yukari Hagihara, Tasuku Miyoshi, Yoshihiro Hagihara

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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.

本文言語English
ページ2290-2295
ページ数6
出版ステータスPublished - 2013 1 1
外部発表はい
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 142013 9 17

Other

Other2013 52nd Annual Conference of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan, SICE 2013
国/地域Japan
CityNagoya
Period13/9/1413/9/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 制御およびシステム工学
  • コンピュータ サイエンスの応用
  • 電子工学および電気工学

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