Automatic detection system for pieces of hair on towels

Yuki Kuniyoshi, Naoyuki Aikawa

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Towels used in restaurants, hotels, medical facilities, etc. are repeatedly reused. It is necessary to inspect whether contaminations are mixed in washed towels. In this process, missing of hair attaching towels is a serious problem. To solve this problem, the system which detects hair automatically is required. In this paper, we propose an image processing method to detect hair considering implementation on hardware for real-time operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-275
Number of pages2
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Electronics, Information and Systems
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020



  • Hair detection
  • Image processing

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