An Efficient Foot Ulcer Determination System for Diabetic Patients

M. S. Dhanya*
Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Vins Christian College of Engineering, Tamil Nadu, India.
Periodicity:December - February'2018


Foot ulcers are the common innate mechanism of poorly controlled diabetes, forming as a result of skin tissue
breakdown in the lower leg or feet. When the sugar levels are high in blood for a diabetic patient, a wound may not be
cured so easily because of nerve damage. In this paper, the author has proposed a method to analyze the wounds in
diabetic patients suffering from foot ulcers. Mean Shift algorithm is used to find the maximum density of the wound in the
affected area and Color Clustering technique was also implemented in this system. This color clustering method helps to
classify the affected region in different phases and the wound tissues are shown by various colors like red, yellow, and
blue. The datasets collected from Saraswati Hospital, Parassala in India were used as input and the results provide good
accuracy and high efficiency.


Mean Shift Algorithm, Color Clustering Technique, Cluster Index, ROI Detection.

How to Cite this Article?

Dhanya, M. S. (2018). An Efficient Foot Ulcer Determination System for Diabetic Patients. i-manager’s Journal on Pattern Recognition, 4(4), 32-38.


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