Abstract

Automation of urine dipstick reagent results interpretation is influenced by color space selection and the method to determine color similarity between a tested color and the target color chart. Color similarity among colors can be evaluated by calculating their Euclidean distance in a color space; however it only calculates the distances between a tested color and a series of target color in a color chart, producing a stepwise quantification. It is not suitable if a value between two target colors should be estimated, producing a smoother quantification. This research enhances the method for urine dipstick color interpretation. A stepwise linear interpolation algorithm in CIELAB color space is used. It produces smoother quantification and a possibility to verify whether the tested reagent is belong to the certain color chart or not. A formula resulted from our algorithm can be easily implemented for interpreting the score of the tested reagent. The result of this automation method is evaluated by comparing the result with a visual interpretation and color interpretation by using Euclidean distance only. The result shows a promising method in an automation process for dipstick urinalysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceeding - IEEE CYBERNETICSCOM 2013
Subtitle of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Cybernetics
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages36-39
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781467360531
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2nd IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Cybernetics, IEEE CYBERNETICSCOM 2013 - Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 3 Dec 20134 Dec 2013

Publication series

NameProceeding - IEEE CYBERNETICSCOM 2013: IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Cybernetics

Conference

Conference2nd IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Cybernetics, IEEE CYBERNETICSCOM 2013
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityYogyakarta
Period3/12/134/12/13

Keywords

  • Color Similarity
  • Color Space
  • Linear Interpolation Curve Fitting
  • Urinalysis

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