Properties of processing and data acquisition methods in test methods of chemical analysis


  • Guda Anton
  • Bereziuk Mykyta



data processing, scanner indication, smartphone camera, express analysis, analytical signal, point of interest, test methods.


Chemical analysis is a crucial source of information for assessing the state of the environment, evaluating the human body condition, and serving as a diagnostic tool for detecting diseases and more. The use of simple, rapid, and cost-effective analysis methods without the need for specialized laboratory conditions and personnel with specific qualifications, such as test methods, contributes to the effective implementation of well-known techniques for analyzing the chemical composition of environmental objects and for use in the field of healthcare. Scanner indication of the analytical signal in chemical analysis is an objective, fast, and automated method for assessing the color characteristics of colored samples. The use of scanner indication in obtaining the analytical signal eliminates errors associated with subjective evaluation and assists individuals with color vision impairments, speeding up data collection and processing operations. Considering and controlling the light source in scanning systems is crucial to ensuring the stability and accuracy of obtained images under different lighting conditions. To obtain the analytical signal, it is primarily necessary to process the image to obtain the region of interest, which is determined by segmentation, manual methods, and using image processing techniques. The analysis of obtained values is carried out by constructing a linear or nonlinear relationship of color values in the selected color model converted to a single value of the analytical signal to concentration. Most existing systems for scanner detection of the analytical signal in analytical test methods require human involvement in obtaining and interpreting results, limiting the application areas of these methods of analytical signal indication. Further research is focused on creating a reliable method for obtaining the analytical signal using a smartphone camera based on image processing techniques, allowing for the automation of obtaining, processing, and improving the reproducibility of results in chemical test analyses.


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