Characterization of right-handed and left-handed shapes

  title={Characterization of right-handed and left-handed shapes},
  author={Yacov Hel-Or and Shmuel Peleg and David Avnir},
  journal={CVGIP: Image Understanding},
Many natural shapes are chiral (or handed). Our hands, for example, have a righthand version and a left-hand version, the two types being mirror images of each other. Molecules are also classi ed according to their chirality, which determines their chemical characteristics. Glucose, for example, is sweet only in one chirality, while it is tasteless in the other. The notion of chirality for two dimensional binary shapes is studied, and scales for quantitative assessment of the degree of shape… CONTINUE READING