Generating thermal facial signatures using thermal infrared images

Ana M. Guzman, Mohammed Goryawala, Malek Adjouadi

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Abstract

This paper presents preliminary findings using thermal infrared imaging for the detection of the human face vasculature network at the skin surface and the generation of thermal facial signatures. A thermal infrared camera with reasonable sensitivity provides the ability to image superficial blood vessels on the human skin. The experiment presented here consists of the image processing techniques used in thermal infrared images captured using a mid-wave infrared camera from FLIR systems. For the purpose of this experiment thermal images were obtained from 10 volunteers, they were asked to sit straight in front of the thermal infrared camera and a snapshot was taken of their frontal view. The thermal infrared images were then analyzed using digital image processing techniques to enhance and detect the facial vasculature network of the volunteers and generate a thermal facial signature for each volunteer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 IEEE International Conference on Emerging Signal Processing Applications, ESPA 2012 - Proceedings
Pages21-24
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 IEEE International Conference on Emerging Signal Processing Applications, ESPA 2012 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Jan 12 2011Jan 14 2011

Publication series

Name2012 IEEE International Conference on Emerging Signal Processing Applications, ESPA 2012 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2012 IEEE International Conference on Emerging Signal Processing Applications, ESPA 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period1/12/111/14/11

Keywords

  • anisotropic diffusion
  • thermal facial signatures
  • Thermal imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing

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