Finding shape axes using magnetic fields

  title={Finding shape axes using magnetic fields},
  author={Harsh Shroff and Jezekiel Ben-Arie},
  journal={IEEE transactions on image processing : a publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society},
  volume={8 10},
This paper presents a novel method, based on magnetic field principles, for obtaining the axes of shapes. The method is based on directional information of the shape's boundary. By simulating a parallel algorithm, we are able to generate the inner as well as the outer axes (axes of concavities) of the shape. The preprocessing phase for this algorithm involves obtaining the shape's gradient. Each point of the gradient is substituted by a minute magnetic dipole. The cumulative magnetic field due… CONTINUE READING

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