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I just want to know about how to identify the fingernails by image processing?
I'm trying to do a project for detecting the fingernail fungus,before that I want to know how to detect the finger tip(nail)
Posted 26-Mar-13 6:20am
dieselc522
Updated 26-Mar-13 6:47am
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richcb 26-Mar-13 12:22pm
   
What are fingernails?
ThePhantomUpvoter 26-Mar-13 12:26pm
   
Those things on the tips of your fingers that you chew on? :)
richcb 26-Mar-13 12:28pm
   
I surely hoped the OP wasn't actually asking about that.
ThePhantomUpvoter 26-Mar-13 12:31pm
   
You never know.... I have seen some really strange "questions" of late.
richcb 26-Mar-13 12:33pm
   
This is true indeed. I try to keep some faith sometimes though.
OriginalGriff 26-Mar-13 12:27pm
   
1) Find the fingers.
2) The fingernails are on the sharper end.

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ThePhantomUpvoter 26-Mar-13 12:27pm
   
What have you tried? Who on earth would want to identify fingernails?
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 26-Mar-13 13:08pm
   
It does not seem trivial at all, and it is not the computer science only. Do you have any research on the fungus appearance?
—SA
ryanb31 26-Mar-13 13:16pm
   
I'm hoping you meant fingerprints and in that case there are tools to do it. Just search online.
Zoltán Zörgő 26-Mar-13 13:48pm
   
There are rarely fungus on fingerprints :)
ryanb31 26-Mar-13 13:55pm
   
You're right. I didn't actually read the whole body of the message. I jumped to the conclusion that the title was wrong, but I was wrong. :) Fungus it is.
Zoltán Zörgő 26-Mar-13 13:24pm
   
As SA Sergey mentioned, it seems not trivial at all. Finding fingernails is one task, detecting fungus is an other. I have only suggestions for the first one. I suppose you can use Haar Cascade to find fingernails - you can train OpenCV cascade.
Choosing OpenCV (more preciesely EmguCV) is a good starting point.
Some tutorials, you might find of use:
http://fewtutorials.bravesites.com/tutorials

Just a note for the fungus detection: it might be interesting to take and analyze photos taken under IR, UV and polarized light too.
ThePhantomUpvoter 26-Mar-13 21:34pm
   
You should post this as a solution.
Zoltán Zörgő 27-Mar-13 0:59am
   
OK. Thanks.
dieselc 26-Mar-13 21:25pm
   
thanks for your replies, I'll go with the Haar Cascade

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As SA Sergey mentioned, it seems not trivial at all. Finding fingernails is one task, detecting fungus is an other. I have only suggestions for the first one. I suppose you can use Haar Cascade to find fingernails - you can train OpenCV cascade.
Choosing OpenCV (more preciesely EmguCV) is a good starting point.
Some tutorials, you might find of use:
http://fewtutorials.bravesites.com/tutorials

Just a note for the fungus detection: it might be interesting to take and analyze photos taken under IR, UV and polarized light too.
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Kenneth Haugland 27-Mar-13 1:30am
   
5'ed :)
Zoltán Zörgő 27-Mar-13 4:09am
   
Thank you.

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