I am working on segmenting hands from monocular images and I have already come up with a pretty descent segmentation. The only issues I am having are when people have rings on their finger. Then the hand is no longer a connected component and I get the hand and the finger component. The following image shows my segmented mask, where the ring finger is detached because of a ring.
Is there any natural method to connect components like these together? Otherwise I could try to segment the rings, but not all people have rings, so I would prefer to try to tackle this in this way.
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