Prototyping Perceptions of Health for Inclusion in Facial Composite Systems

Clarke, D. and Riggs, M. and Gibson, Stuart J. (2010) Prototyping Perceptions of Health for Inclusion in Facial Composite Systems. In: International Conference on Emerging Security Technologies (EST 2010), 6-8th September 2010, Canterbury, UK. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1109/EST.2010.36) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

A method for altering the perceived health of a human face is presented. Participants were asked to score a random sample of thirty face images for gauntness/fullness, facial symmetry, complexion, age and overall health. Healthy and unhealthy prototype face images were constructed by forming a weighted average of the sample faces according to their mean health score. The study highlights the difficulty in forming reliable unhealthy prototypes using image averaging. Another study was undertaken in which images of methamphetamine users were averaged to form lifestyle specific prototypes. This research was motivated by the need for a better understanding of perceived poor health and how best to model this trait in holistic facial composite systems.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: facial composites, facial identification, perceived health
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Stuart Gibson
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2013 12:51 UTC
Last Modified: 21 May 2014 09:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35641 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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