Title

On-Chip Detection for Color CMOS Imagers

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

IEEE Computer Society

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Engineering and Mathematics, Centre for Communications Engineering Research

RAS ID

2038

Comments

This article was originally published as: Boussaid, F. , Chai, D. K., & Bouzerdoum, A. (2003). On-chip detection for color CMOS imagers. Proceedings of The 2003 International Conference on MEMS, NANO and Smart Systems. (pp. 357-361). Los Alamitos, CA. IEEE Computer Society. Original article available here

Abstract

A skin detection technique suitable for on-chip integration into color CMOS imagers is proposed. The technique uses color information in the normalized rgb color space to discriminate between skin and non-skin color pixels. Its current-mode implementation achieves real-time skin detection. Furthermore, the pixel classification is performed on read-out, allowing high-speed processing without the need for any on-chip memory elements. Fully analog, the proposed VLSI architecture combines compactness, programmability and low power operation.

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1109/ICMENS.2003.1222024