Hand-wrist bone assesment for automatic age identification

Riyanto Sigit, Tri Harsono, Farah Devi Isnanda, Eva Dwi Rochmawati, Elvi Triyana, Cicik Nofindarwati, Rosy Setiawati

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Unknown people who have died in suspicious circumstances or in mass disaster often have no evidence to indicate chronological age. Using bone has been being mostly used by an experienced doctor to identify age since it provides the most accurate result compared to other diagnoses. However, due to manual identification, the doctor requires tremendous amount of time and the result is highly subjective to the doctor decisions and experience. In this paper, an automatic identification of person age is performed only from a hand-wrist bone structure. It provides a simpler way and reliable as compared to use full-hand bone structure. An active contour with balloons model is studied to extract hand-wrist bone parts namely epiphysis and metaphysis. From these parts, the width ratio is employed to identify person age. Experiments show encouraging results for the proposed method to automatically identify person age. We believe this can benefit for the future of forensic identification.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 International Electronics Symposium, IES 2016
EditorsHendy Briantoro, Ahmad Zainudin, Desy Intan Permatasari
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509016402
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2017
Event18th International Electronics Symposium, IES 2016 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 29 Sept 201630 Sept 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2016 International Electronics Symposium, IES 2016


Conference18th International Electronics Symposium, IES 2016


  • active contour
  • automatic age identification
  • balloons models
  • bone age assesment
  • hand-wrist bone


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