21 May 2015 Spectral reflectance variability of skin and attributing factors
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Knowledge of the spectral reflectance signature of human skin over a wide spectral range will help advance the development of sensing systems for many applications, ranging from medical treatment to security technology. A critical component of the signature of human skin is the variability across the population. We describe a simple measurement method to measure human skin reflectance of the inside of the forearm. The variability of the reflectance spectra for a number of subjects measured at NIST is determined using statistical methods. The degree of variability is explored and discussed. We also propose a method for collaborating with other scientists, outside of NIST, to expand the data set of signatures to include a more diverse population and perform a meta-analysis to further investigate the variability of human skin reflectance.
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Catherine C. Cooksey, Catherine C. Cooksey, Benjamin K. Tsai, Benjamin K. Tsai, David W. Allen, David W. Allen, } "Spectral reflectance variability of skin and attributing factors", Proc. SPIE 9461, Radar Sensor Technology XIX; and Active and Passive Signatures VI, 94611M (21 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2184485; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2184485
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