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The Sciences

NCBI ROFL: Finally, science brings you... the pimple detector!

DiscoblogBy ncbi roflNovember 12, 2009 3:00 AM


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A device for the color measurement and detection of spots on the skin.

"In this work, we present a new and fast easy-to-use device that allows the measurement of color and the detection of spots on the human skin. The developed device is highly practical for relatively untrained operators and uses inexpensive consumer equipment, such as a CCD color camera, a light source composed of LEDs and a laptop... The system also detects spots, such as freckles, age spots, sunspots, pimples, black heads, etc., in a determined region, allowing the objective measurement of their size and area... On the other hand, the feasibility of the system in order to detect and measure spots on the human skin has also been checked over a great amount of images, obtaining results with high precision."


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