Physics-based and Retina-inspired Technique for Image Enhancement

Mohamed Sedky, Ange A. Malek Aly, Tomasz Bosakowski

Abstract

This paper develops a novel image/video enhancement technique that integrates a physics-based image formation model, the dichromatic model, with a retina-inspired computational model, multiscale model of adaptation. In particular, physics-based features (e.g. Power Spectral Distribution of the dominant illuminant in the scene and the Surface Spectral Reflectance of the objects contained in the image are estimated and are used as inputs to the multiscale model for adaptation. The results show that our technique can adapt itself to scene variations such as a change in illumination, scene structure, camera position and shadowing and gives superior performance over the original model.

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Sedky M., Aly A. and Bosakowski T. (2016). Physics-based and Retina-inspired Technique for Image Enhancement . In Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2016) ISBN 978-989-758-170-0, pages 239-247. DOI: 10.5220/0005709902390247


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@conference{biosignals16,
author={Mohamed Sedky and Ange A. Malek Aly and Tomasz Bosakowski},
title={Physics-based and Retina-inspired Technique for Image Enhancement},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2016)},
year={2016},
pages={239-247},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005709902390247},
isbn={978-989-758-170-0},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2016)
TI - Physics-based and Retina-inspired Technique for Image Enhancement
SN - 978-989-758-170-0
AU - Sedky M.
AU - Aly A.
AU - Bosakowski T.
PY - 2016
SP - 239
EP - 247
DO - 10.5220/0005709902390247