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PRELIMINARY STUDY ON SPECTRAL CHARACTERISTICS FOR IDENTIFICATION OF SKIN COLOR UNDER CIRCULATORY DYSFUNCTION USING ARTIFICIAL SKIN SAMPLES

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Author(s)

Yoshi Ohno, Yuki Akizuki

Abstract

To assist development of appropriate light sources to diagnose circulatory dysfunction conditions effectively based on the color appearance of patient's skin under emergency situation in disaster sites, a set of urethane skin model samples have been developed, which simulate visual characteristics of real human skins under different circulatory dysfunction conditions (shocked, healthy, and congested) for young female/male and elderly female/male. Their characteristics have been evaluated by calculations of samples' color differences under various light spectra compared to those of real skins. Visual evaluation experiments have been conducted using these samples to evaluate distinction between different circulatory dysfunction conditions under the optimized LED light spectra used in our previous study. The developed urethane samples were found better in closeness of colors to real skin than previously-used paper color charts, but it needs further improvements in matching spectral reflectance characteristics. The experimental method directly comparing perceived color differences of the samples under the LED lights and reference lights (broadband spectra) was found useful for such evaluation.
Proceedings Title
Proc. CIE 2017 Midterm Meeting, Jeju, Korea
Conference Dates
October 23-25, 2017
Conference Location
Jeju, KR
Conference Title
CIE 2017 Midterm Meeting

Keywords

skin color, spectral distribution, circulatory dysfunction, emergency medical care

Citation

Ohno, Y. and Akizuki, Y. (2017), PRELIMINARY STUDY ON SPECTRAL CHARACTERISTICS FOR IDENTIFICATION OF SKIN COLOR UNDER CIRCULATORY DYSFUNCTION USING ARTIFICIAL SKIN SAMPLES, Proc. CIE 2017 Midterm Meeting, Jeju, Korea, Jeju, KR, [online], https://doi.org/10.25039/x44.2017, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=924194 (Accessed August 16, 2022)
Created November 14, 2017, Updated April 11, 2022