WTCI Tongue Coating Evaluation by analyzing a Ultraviolet Rays Tongue Image Channels

자외선 혀 영상 채널 분석에 의한 WTCI 설태 평가

  • Received : 2015.05.11
  • Accepted : 2015.08.08
  • Published : 2015.07.30

Abstract

A tongue coating evaluation method for WTCI(Winkel Tongue Coating Index) is proposed in this paper, which is used as the diagnostic criteria in the tongue diagnosis. This method uses the color channel analysis and tongue coating extraction from the ultraviolet tongue image. Proposed method analyzes the histogram distribution of the respective color channel for extracting a tongue coating, and performs the verification test from the selected color channel in the tongue coating extraction. Also, Objectivity of the tongue diagnostic criteria is verified by the artificial sample and real-tongue image experiments. In order to evaluate the performance of the proposed Computerized Assistant WTCI Evaluation method, after verifying a measurement accuracy by using the artificial sample images, and applying to the various real-tongue image of subjects. As a result, the proposed WTCI method is very successful.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 상지대학교

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