A custom program for the processing of pressure sensitive (Fuji) film data is presented and validated in this paper. Some of the shortcomings of previous descriptions of similar programs in literature are addressed. These shortcomings include incomplete descriptions of scan resolution, processing technique, and accuracy of results. Of these, the accuracy of results is the most important and is addressed in this study by using Fuji film calibration data. In Fuji film calibration, known loads are applied to forms with known area. The accuracy of this program and that of the two commercially available image processing programs were determined. The results of the custom program are found to be within 10% of the results from the commercial programs and from experimental data. This level of accuracy is the same reported level of accuracy of Fuji film, verifying the custom program for use in Fuji film contact pressure and area measurements.
Characterization of the Performance of a Custom Program for Image Processing of Pressure Sensitive Film
Muriuki, M. G., Gilbertson, L. G., and Harner, C. D. (November 21, 2008). "Characterization of the Performance of a Custom Program for Image Processing of Pressure Sensitive Film." ASME. J Biomech Eng. January 2009; 131(1): 014503. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.3005150
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