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Author(s): Francisco P. M. Oliveira
João Manuel R. S. Tavares
Title: A comparison of four algorithms in the alignment of plantar pressure images
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: Four distinct algorithms were study in the alignment of plantar pressure images: one is based on the matching of the feet external contours, another uses the technique of phase correlation, a third directly optimizes the cross-correlation and takes advantage on the fast Fourier transform properties, and a last one iteratively optimizes an intensity (dis)similarity measure. The later algorithm implements a two-steps approach: firstly, an initial alignment is accomplished by one of the former algorithms; then, the alignment is enhanced by optimizing a selected image (dis)similarity measure via Powell's method.Two kinds of tests were performed to assess the alignment accuracy: 1) a set of known control geometric transformations was applied to the testing images, and the residual errors were computed from the spatial positions of the aligned and transformed pixels. 2) 30 pairs of real plantar pressure images were aligned, and the mean squared error (MSE) and mutual information (MI) measures were evaluated.Regarding the accuracy obtained in the alignment of the images transformed by the control geometric transformations, the algorithm based on the iterative optimization achieved the best result (p<0.001), closely followed by the algorithm based on the direct optimization of the cross-correlation in the frequency domain and the algorithm based on the phase correlation technique. The same performance was observed in the alignment of the 30 pairs of real images. In terms of computational speed, the algorithm based on the matching of contours was the fastest, and the algorithm based on the iterative optimization the slowest.
Subject: Análise matemática, Engenharia mecânica
Mathematical analysis, Mechanical engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia mecânica
Engineering and technology::Mechanical engineering
URI: https://repositorio-aberto.up.pt/handle/10216/55169
Source: ICCES'11 - International Conference on Computational and Experimental Engineering & Sciences
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: openAccess
License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
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