Title: Skin diagnosis algorithm for analysis of skin images captured from a fingerprint sensor

Authors: Hideyo Takeuchi, Masahiro Hoguro, Tatsuki Yoshimine, Taizo Umezaki

Addresses: Research & Development Division, Chuo Spring Co. Ltd., Technical Center 43-1, Miyashita Fukuta Miyoshi-Cho Nishikamo-Gun Aichi, 470-0225, Japan. ' DDS Inc., Nihon Seimei Sasashima Bldg., 16F 1-27-2 Meiekiminami Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, 450-0003, Japan. ' DDS Inc., Nihon Seimei Sasashima Bldg., 16F 1-27-2 Meiekiminami Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, 450-0003, Japan. ' Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Gokiso-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi, 466-8555, Japan

Abstract: This paper presents a skin diagnosis algorithm installable in cell phones that have fingerprint identification function. The algorithm can analyse low contrast skin images captured from a fingerprint sensor based on two dimensional linear prediction analysis. The authors| devices can be smaller than conventional skin diagnosis devices having a camera, without an optical lens or a focus adjustment apparatus. Especially, it can be installed in fingerprint identification devices as a bonus application. The authors| algorithm presented in this paper has been embedded in Pantech PG-6200 mobile phone.

Keywords: fingerprint sensors; mobile phones; cell phones; PDAs; skin diagnosis; skin images; fingerprint identification.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2009.024089

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2009 Vol.34 No.4, pp.335 - 342

Published online: 25 Mar 2009 *

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