Intelligent mini-unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for automated skin cancer screenings

The main goal of this project is to design a UAV-based image acquisition system to capture high quality full body images which will be integrated into DermEngine Full Body Imaging (FBI) module. With this system, we intend to achieve consistency between different images that FBI needs to analyze. We also plan to deliver an easy-to-use, affordable, compact, and automated system for experts, physicians, and even patients.
At a very high level, we are looking at a mini-UAV that can be programmed and controlled by sensors to fly in a specific path around the patient body and captures high quality images at different angles. At this stage, we just want to conduct a feasibility study to specify and customize a vision-based indoor navigation system for this application. In future, we plan to develop the complete UAV-based TBP system which will be smart, autonomous, and able to capture 3D images.

Intern: 
Behnam Farahani
Faculty Supervisor: 
Siamak Arzanpour
Province: 
British Columbia
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