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Visual Detection and Recognition of Drug Markers in a Mobile App

contracted by VinciLab Healthcare, S.L.

C.V.G.-U.P.M. has developed the Image Processing and Pattern Recognition algorithms included in the application  VinciPort® which is  the first mobile app for drug detection,  contracted by VinciLab Healthcare, S.L. (

Until now drug dconsupmtion has been detected manually and only very recently some companies have start to automatize this process with very costly and non-portable devices.

This new solution called VinciPort® allows a quick on site detection of drug consumption, whish results are immediately sent for centralized control and storage.

This product process the images of the chemical saliva test taken by a mobile phone, in order to determine the presence or not of certain visual indicators. Several image-processing algorithms have been developed in order to localize the region of interest in the image, its visual normalization, feature extraction and final recognition.

Some news are available in:

TVE,   UPM,   ETSII,  La Razón,  Telemetro,  Engineering and Technology Magazine



Starting date: 
March 2013
Finishing date: 
August 2013