Computational Models to Link Skin Appearance and Skin Microbiome
October 19, 2016
Recent studies indicate that skin appearance is dependent on the distribution of microbes, i.e. the skin microbiome. We develop a computational texture model to characterize skin patterns and link them to underlying microbiome clusters. The intersection of appearance and microbiome clusters reveals a pattern of microbiome that is predictable with high accuracy based on skin appearance.