Estimation of radiative properties for human skin by reflection profile measurement

Jun Yamada, Yuichi Arita, Akihiro An, Yoshimasa Miura, Sadaki Takata

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An inverse method for estimating radiative properties of scattering and absorbing media has been developed. This method allows us to estimate radiative properties of human skin in vivo in wide range of wavelength. In this method, a target planar medium is non-uniformly irradiated by stripe-like radiation that has passed multi-slits, and the intensity profile of radiation reflected by the medium is measured. The radiative properties, extinction coefficient and albedo, are estimated by an inverse analysis based on the intensity profile of radiation. We applied the present method for human skin, and estimated the extinction coefficient and the albedo of skin in visible range of wavelength.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2034-2039
Number of pages6
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sept


  • Albedo
  • Extinction coefficient
  • Inverse analysis
  • Radiative properties
  • Scattering
  • Scattering coefficient
  • Skin
  • Spectrophotometer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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