Optimization Method of IR Thermography Facial Image Registration

Bo Lin Jian, Chieh Li Chen, Chih Jer Lin, Her Terng Yau

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So far, there have been many types of researches subject to technical requirements due to image registration. Using image registration can lower deviation from sequential images and make it possible to analyze the information variation of the particular area subsequently. This study provides a procedure creating fixed image based on the data of facial IR thermography, where its methods include the visual saliency map by detected image, as well as cluster algorithm. Comparison is also made here to solve the merits and demerits by affine parameter to reach the optimum measure among Genetic Algorithm, Particle Swarm Optimization, and Simulated Annealing Algorithm, where there are two control parameters concerning this experiment: one is the calculation of time confined each alignment, while the other one is to use parallel computing toolbox or not. The optimum method will be chosen by the values of the objective function based on the control parameters. Afterward, the optimal internal parameter is to be verified through the Taguchi experiment and the validity of this procedure in this study will be built following the parameter result as above. Therefore, the difference of images before and after alignment can be validated by overlapping the images before and after alignment as well as the image quality measurements, where its results reveal that the alignment procedure of IR thermography in this study is capable of performing human face alignment precisely, and subsequently, do help data statistics and analysis concerning temperature area interdependence.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8758960
Pages (from-to)93501-93510
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Access
Publication statusPublished - 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science
  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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