Smartphone-Based Wound Assessment System for Patients with Diabetes

Authors(2) :-Karthik K, Prof. K. M Sowmyashree

Diabetic foot ulcers represent a significant health issue. Currently, clinicians and nurses mainly base their wound assessment on visual examination of wound size and healing status, while the patients themselves seldom have an opportunity to play an active role. Hence, amore quantitative and cost-effective examination method that enables the patients and their caregivers to take a more active role in daily wound care potentially can accelerate wound healing, save travel cost and reduce healthcare expenses. Considering the prevalence of smartphones with a high-resolution digital camera, assessing wounds by analyzing images of chronic foot ulcers is an attractive option. In this paper, we propose a novel wound image analysis system implemented solely on the Android smartphone. The wound image is captured by the camera on the smartphone with the assistance of an image capture box. After that, the smartphone performs wound segmentation by applying the accelerated mean-shift algorithm. Specifically, the outline of the foot is determined based on skin color, and the wound boundary is found using a simple connected region detection method. Within the wound boundary, the healing status is next assessed based on red–yellow–black color evaluation model. Moreover, the healing status is quantitatively assessed, based on trend analysis of time records for a given patient. Experimental results on wound images collected in UMASS—Memorial Health CenterWound Clinic (Worcester,MA)following an InstitutionalReviewBoard approved protocol show that our system can be efficiently used to analyze the wound healing status with promising accuracy.

Authors and Affiliations

Karthik K
Department of MCA, P.E.S. College of Engineering, Mandya, India
Prof. K. M Sowmyashree
Department of MCA, P.E.S. College of Engineering, Mandya, India

Android-Based Smartphone, Mean Shift, Patients With Diabetes, Wound Analysis.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 3 | May-June 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-06-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 905-910
Manuscript Number : CSEIT1723326
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

ISSN : 2456-3307

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Karthik K, Prof. K. M Sowmyashree, "Smartphone-Based Wound Assessment System for Patients with Diabetes", International Journal of Scientific Research in Computer Science, Engineering and Information Technology (IJSRCSEIT), ISSN : 2456-3307, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp.905-910, May-June-2017.
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