Agreed, the Fitzpatrick scale seems appropriate.
The Muninn Project has an Appearances ontology which includes three different skin color scales: Fitzpatrick, the older Von Luschan, and a "simple" taxonomy.
On 2019/01/03, 1:29 PM, "Code for Libraries on behalf of Allison Morrissey" <[log in to unmask] on behalf of [log in to unmask]> wrote:
For skin pigmentation, perhaps the Fitzpatrick scale?
On Thu, Jan 3, 2019 at 4:18 PM Kirby, Jasmine S [LIB] <[log in to unmask]>
> Maybe https://www.fentybeauty.com/shade-finder.html since it has numbers.
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> Subject: [CODE4LIB] Controlled vocab useful for describing skin tone
> Howdy all,
> I'm trying to wrap my mind around an image project that allows clinicians
> and students to see how different medical conditions visually manifest
> themselves on different skin tones and types.
> I suspect we'll use ICD-10 to describe conditions, but I'm curious as to
> what recommendations people might have for a relatively simple skin color
> vocab. It's conceivable to SNOMED for that, but the terms are very broad
> and the terms are driven by race more than color.
> Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks,