Mobile-Captured Pharmaceutical Medication Packages

Published: 21 March 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/bjy2svvmn8.1
Esraa Abdelmaksoud,


1) A total of 3900 medication pack images were captured at different random angles. There are 26 images per pack. 2) Backgrounds are made of paper, cardboard, and plastic. 3) No transparent, reflexive, or patterned backgrounds are used. 4) 300 images were captured while enabling the flashlight. 5) 3600 images were captured in different lighting conditions without using a flashlight. Some images were even captured at dawn time to try the worst lighting conditions. 6) Pharmaceutical packs only were captured. Nothing was captured without its pack. 7) Captured medication packs contain tablets, capsules, syrups, creams, ampoules, gels, drops, ointments, and other types. Two types of special medical tapes were also captured. 8) 150 different pharmaceutical packages were captured. If there is a difference in the dose, size, or type, it is considered a different pack. 9) Some images were captured by different people after receiving the instructions to simulate a real patient experience. 10) Images were captured using 6 devices: • Huawei P30 Lite • Huawei Cun-L21 • Samsung A50 • Samsung A30s • iPhone XS Max • iPhone 11 Pro Max 11) Some medication packs have handwriting. 12) Some images contain shadows and flash burns. 13) 13) Some packs have different types of damage such as having spills, being ripped, etc. 14) Some images are slightly blurred. 15) All captures were taken in all day and night times for several days to try as much lighting and shadow conditions as possible. 16) The images are in the following resolutions: • 3264 x 2448 pixels – 72 dpi • 4000 x 3000 pixels – 72 dpi • 5632 x 4224 pixels – 96 dpi • 4032 x 3024 pixels – 72 dpi • 4032 x 2268 pixels – 72 dpi Images with dimensions that are greater than or equal to 4000 pixels were reduced by 20% for storing purposes.



Pharmacy, Computer Vision, Drug, Medication