Color system for skin color extraction

Emi Tamaki, Naruaki Toma*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper describes a skin color extraction method which has high speed and high accuracy. There were many systems which could achieve the requirements, but they were useless due to tough limitations such as using two cameras to recognize correct coordinates, running only a specific background, wearing several gears, learning the users detailed information in advance, making a personalized database, and so on. In contrast, our approach, which uses the YIQ color system with a background estimation method for skin color extraction, achieved a good performance more than 30 fps, with strong robustness in complicated and poorly illuminated environments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)210-213
Number of pages4
JournalArtificial Life and Robotics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Color system
  • Complex background
  • Human skin color
  • YIQ

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Artificial Intelligence


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