Title

A Current-Mode VLSI Architecture for Skin Detection

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

IEEE

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Engineering and Mathematics, Centre for Communications Engineering Research

RAS ID

2629

Comments

This article was originally published as: Boussaid, F. , Chai, D. K., & Bouzerdoum, A. (2003). A current-mode VLSI architecture for skin detection. Proceedings of The Seventh International Symposium on Signal Processing and its Applications ISSPA 2003. (pp. 629-632). Piscataway, NJ. IEEE. Original article available here

Abstract

A current-mode VLSI architecture enabling real-time skin detection processing is presented. Based on a statistical skin color model, it achieves pixel classification on readout in the normalized RGB color space. A single processing unit is used to classify all pixels of the input RGB image. This results in reduced mismatch associated errors and in an increased pixel fill-factor. Furthermore, the proposed current-mode architecture is programmable, allowing for the external control of all classifier parameters to compensate for mismatch and changing lighting conditions.

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1109/ISSPA.2003.1224782