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Diabetic plantar pressure analysis using image fusion

Cao, L., Dey, N., Ashour, A. S., Fong, S., Sherratt, R. S., Wu, L. and Shi, F. (2020) Diabetic plantar pressure analysis using image fusion. Multimedia Tools and Applications, 79. pp. 11213-11236. ISSN 1573-7721

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1007/s11042-018-6269-x


Plantar pressure images analysis is the key issue of designing comfortable shoe products through last customizing system, which has attracted the researchers’ curiosity toward image fusion as an application of medical and industrial imaging. In the current work, image fusion has been applied using wavelet transform and compared with Laplace Pyramid. Using image fusion rules of Mean-Max, we presented a plantar pressure image fusion method employing haar wavelet transform. It was compared in different composition layers with the Laplace pyramid transform. The experimental studies deployed the haar, db2, sym4, coif2, and bior5.5 wavelet basis functions for image fusion under decomposition layers of 3, 4, and 5. Evaluation metrics were measured in the case of the different layer number of wavelet decomposition to determine the best decomposition level and to evaluate the fused image quality using with different wavelet functions. The best wavelet basis function and decomposition layers were selected through the analysis and the evaluation measurements. This study established that haar wavelet transform with five decomposition levels on plantar pressure image achieved superior performance of 89.2817% mean, 89.4913% standard deviation, 5.4196 average gradient, 14.3364 spatial frequency, 5.9323 information entropy and 0.2206 cross entropy.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Biomedical Sciences
Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Department of Bio-Engineering
ID Code:77537


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