A Development of Hybrid Drug Information System Using Image Recognition

Title : A Development of Hybrid Drug Information System Using Image Recognition
Journal : Symmetry
Authors : HwaMin Lee, Doo-Soon Park, Min-Hyung Choi
Corresponding author : Min-Hyung Choi
DOI : https://doi.org/10.3390/sym7020376

Abstract
In order to prevent drug abuse or misuse cases and avoid over-prescriptions, it is necessary for medicine taker to be provided with detailed information about the medicine. In this paper, we propose a drug information system and develop an application to provide information through drug image recognition using a smartphone. We designed a contents-based drug image search algorithm using the color, shape and imprint of drug. Our convenient application can provide users with detailed information about drugs and prevent drug misuse.

Acknowledgments
This research was supported by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning (MSIP), Korea, under the Convergence Information Technology Research Center (C-ITRC) support program (NIPA-2014-H0401-14-1022) supervised by the National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA).