# Detect and isolate veins in the palm?

I am trying to figure out a way to find out the vein pattern in the hand.. Please could someone suggest ways to do the same.? I know first i would need to find the ROI in the image and perform further processing .. Can gabor filter be used as one of the steps ?

Thanks

• See related question on SO: stackoverflow.com/questions/8694534/iphone-camera-application – Paul R Jan 19 '12 at 15:35
• my question is what is the programming languge for those code becuse i try to apply that on MATLAB but it dos'nt work and if there any equivelant code in MATLAB. thanks zainab – user4798 Jun 12 '13 at 9:59

Ridge filtering seems like a possible processing. I have not tried to clean up the non-veins ridges; perhaps there would not be need for that step in more constrained acquisition conditions.

In Mathematica:

img = ColorConvert[Import["http://i.stack.imgur.com/5og5Z.jpg"], "Grayscale"];
r = RidgeFilter[ColorNegate@img, 3];