Conference Paper

Automatic Spinal Deformity Detection by Two Characteristic Axes

Conference: Proceedings of IAPR Workshop on Machine Vision Applications, MVA 1996, November 12-14, 1996, Tokyo, Japan
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line of human and the other axis is the principal This paper proposes a technique for judging spinal deformity from a moire image of a human back. The middle line and the principal axes of the back are extracted from the moire image and their difference is numerically evaluated. For the extraction of the middle line, the potential symmetry analysis technique is employed, whereas the principal axes are obtained from the moment of inertia matrix defined on the moire image. Experimental results are given and some issues are discussed.

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