Digital Non-Contact Surface Reconstruction Scanner

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    Most anthropometrical measurements today are based on using such standard tools as anthropometers, calipers and tape measures. Automatization of measurement process with high speed and accuracy using non-contact scanners can give significant benefit for industry and for customers. The problem of digital surface reconstruction and surface measurement is especially important in medicine: for facial surgery simulation, diagnosis of craniofacial anomalies, trauma to the head, and for reconstructive surgery. Different approaches and equipment have been developed for the solution of this problem; for example, the photogrammetric method based on the principle of rasterstereography [1], a moiré - based light projection system [2], and the 3D reconstruction system [3]. All these methods are based on non-contact measurement principles. The surface digitization system based on a contact method is presented in [4]. The systems described above have many unresolved problems, (such, for example, as a time consuming analysis of the pattern of the object in order to obtain its digital image [1]; a lengthy calibration procedure and intensive computation (off-line processing of data) [2]; huge size and weight, high cost of the system [3]; slow data acquisition and restricted accuracy due to friction of a probe with a surface [4]). Thus the need of a simple, cheap and fast 3D digital surface reconstruction system still exists today. The system presented in this paper allows one to solve these problems.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2013
    PublisherInternational Association of Engineers
    ISBN (Print)978-988-19251-8-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventInternational Multi-Conference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2013 - , Hong Kong
    Duration: 13 Mar 201315 Mar 2013


    ConferenceInternational Multi-Conference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2013
    Abbreviated titleIMECS
    Country/TerritoryHong Kong

    Bibliographical note

    This paper is online at: It was given at the International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2013, IMECS 2013, March 13 - 15, 2013, Hong Kong


    • Computer Vision
    • Medical Imaging
    • Image
    • Representation
    • Medical Application


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