An automated algorithm for the quantification of hCG level in novel fabric-based home pregnancy test kits

K, Manasa and K V S N L, Manasa Priya and Reddy, S S and Channappayya, Sumohana and Vanjari, Siva Rama Krishna and Dendukuri, D and Sridharan, S and Choudhary, T and Bhandari, P (2013) An automated algorithm for the quantification of hCG level in novel fabric-based home pregnancy test kits. In: Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, 3-6 Nov. 2013, Pacific Grove, CA.

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Abstract

We report a new image processing algorithm that extracts quantitative information about the concentration of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), an important early pregnancy marker, from commercially available qualitative home pregnancy kits. The algorithm could potentially be ported onto a simple camera based cell phone making it a low-cost, portable point-of-care device as opposed to costly and time consuming clinical labs for accurate quantitative determination of hCG. The algorithm takes the image of the test result as input, classifies and determines the hCG concentration based on the RGB intensities of the test line. The efficacy of the algorithm is demonstrated using control samples on commercially available strips as well as novel fabric based strips designed for this application.

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Channappayya, SumohanaUNSPECIFIED
Vanjari, Siva Rama KrishnaUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: image colour analysis, medical image processing, obstetrics
Subjects: Others > Engineering technology
Divisions: Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Library Staff
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2016 05:54
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2017 06:24
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/2210
Publisher URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/ACSSC.2013.6810269
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