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Pill Detection Model for Medicine Inspection Based on Deep Learning

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School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 702-701, Korea
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Medical IT Convergence Laboratory, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute Daegu-Gyeongbuk Research Center, Daegu 42994, Korea
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Chemosensors 2022, 10(1), 4; https://doi.org/10.3390/chemosensors10010004
Received: 30 November 2021 / Revised: 17 December 2021 / Accepted: 21 December 2021 / Published: 24 December 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Chemical Sensing Modelling)
This paper proposes a deep learning algorithm that can improve pill identification performance using limited training data. In general, when individual pills are detected in multiple pill images, the algorithm uses multiple pill images from the learning stage. However, when there is an increase in the number of pill types to be identified, the pill combinations in an image increase exponentially. To detect individual pills in an image that contains multiple pills, we first propose an effective database expansion method for a single pill. Then, the expanded training data are used to improve the detection performance. Our proposed method shows higher performance improvement than the existing algorithms despite the limited imaging and data set size. Our proposed method will help minimize problems, such as loss of productivity and human error, which occur while inspecting dispensed pills. View Full-Text
Keywords: deep learning; Mask R-CNN; pill detection; data augmentation; object region; object class deep learning; Mask R-CNN; pill detection; data augmentation; object region; object class
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Kwon, H.-J.; Kim, H.-G.; Lee, S.-H. Pill Detection Model for Medicine Inspection Based on Deep Learning. Chemosensors 2022, 10, 4. https://doi.org/10.3390/chemosensors10010004

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