Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
2017 IEEE 41st Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC)
Hemoglobin level detection is necessary for evaluating health condition in the human. In the laboratory setting, it is detected by shining light through a small volume of blood and using a colorimetric electronic particle counting algorithm. This invasive process requires time, blood specimens, laboratory equipment, and facilities. There are also many studies on non-invasive hemoglobin level detection. Existing solutions are expensive and require buying additional devices. In this paper, we present a smartphone-based non-invasive hemoglobin detection method. It uses the video images collected from the fingertip of a person. We hypothesized that there is a significant relation between the fingertip mini-video images and the hemoglobin level by laboratory "gold standard." We also discussed other non-invasive methods and compared with our model. Finally, we described our findings and discussed future works.