Comparative Analysis of Three-Dimensional Nasal Shape of Casts from Patients With Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate Treated at Two Institutions Following Rotation Advancement Only (Iowa) or Nasoalveolar Molding and Rotation Advancement in Conjunction With Primary Rhinoplasty (New York). B Hosseinian, MS Rubin et al.

Date: November 2018. Source: Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, Volume 55, issue 10, pp 1350-1357. Objective: To compare 3-dimensional nasal symmetry in patients with UCLP who had either rotation advancement alone or nasoalveolar molding (NAM) followed by rotation advancement in conjunction with primary nasal repair. Methods: Nasal casts of 23 patients with UCLP from 2 institutions were […]

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Regression of cephalic index following endoscopic repair of sagittal synostosis. NA Pickersgill, GB Skolnick, SD Naidoo, MD Smyth, KB Patel.

Date: October 2018. Source: Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics [Online Before Print]. Objective: Metrics used to quantify preoperative severity and postoperative outcomes for patients with sagittal synostosis include cephalic index (CI), the well-known standard, and the recently described adjusted cephalic index (aCI), which accounts for altered euryon location. This study tracks the time course of these […]

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Applications and limitations of using patient-specific 3D printed molds in autologous breast reconstruction. S Hummelink, AC Verhulst, TJJ Maal, DJO Ulrich.

Date: October 2018. Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery, Volume 41, Issue 5, pp 571–576. Background: Over the last years, several techniques have been proposed to improve the outcome of autologous breast reconstruction procedures. One of these innovations describes patient-specific, three-dimensional (3D) printed breast molds for intraoperative use based on 3D stereophotogrammetry. In this article, […]

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Effect of surrogate design on the measured stiffness of snowboarding wrist protectors. C Adams, D James, T Senior, T Allen, N Hamilton.

Date: September 2018. Source: Sports Engineering, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp 217–225. Abstract: In snowboarding, the wrist is the most common injury site, as snowboarders often put their arms out to cushion a fall. This can result in a compressive load through the carpals coupled with wrist hyperextension, leading to ligament sprains or carpal and […]

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Development of three-dimensional facial expression models using morphing methods for fabricating facial prostheses. A Matsuoka, F Yoshioka, S Ozawa, J Takebe.

Date: September 2018. Source: Journal of Prosthodontic Research. Purpose: It is essential to fabricate a best-fit three-dimensional (3D) facial prosthesis model capable of facial expressions. In order for the facial prosthesis to remain in position, especially around marginal areas subject to movement, a new method of making 3D facial expression models using time-series data allowing […]

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Assessing calvarial vault constriction associated with helmet therapy in deformational plagiocephaly. EC Peterson, KB Patel, GB Skolnick, KD Pfeifauf, KN Davidson, MD Smyth, SD Naidoo.

Date: Aug 2018. Source: Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. Volume 22: Issue 2: pp 113-221. Objective: Deformational plagiocephaly and/or brachycephaly (DPB) is a cranial flattening frequently treated in pediatric craniofacial centers. The standard of care for DPB involves patient positioning or helmet therapy. Orthotic therapy successfully reduces cranial asymmetry, but there is concern over whether the […]

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Precision Rhinoplasty Using Virtual Surgical Planning and Departmentally-Manufactured, 3D-Printed, Sterilizable, Patient-Specific Anatomic Models. SG Maliha, JM Bekisz, HA Liss, L Witek, PG Coelho, RL Flores.

Date: August 2018. Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Volume 6, Issue 8S, pp 87–88. Goals and Purpose: Rhinoplasty relies on clear patient communication and precise execution of a three-dimensional (3D) plan to achieve optimal results.1 3D printing is becoming more popularized in the medical field as an aid to technical planning, patient communication, and the […]

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Craniomaxillofacial Reconstruction Based on 3D Modeling. GT Grant.

Date: June 2018. Source: Digital Technologies in Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, pp 55-65. Abstract: Current treatment planning and reconstruction of craniofacial trauma has been advanced greatly due to the increase in the use of software to convert medical image files in the form of Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) to 3D reconstructions and ultimately files […]

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Patient-specific 3D Models Providing a 21st Century Approach to Reconstructive Surgery. H Liss, SG Maliha, L Witek et al.

Date: April 2018. Source: Society For Biomaterials 2018 Annual Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, GA, USA. Statement of Purpose: Through the implementation of 3D- printed models in the operating room, plastic surgeons are able to visualize and reconstruct key anatomical features for patients seeking an autogenous ear reconstruction or rhinoplasty. The 3D-printed constructs are sterilizable patient-specific, […]

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3D Modelling of Facial Skin Surface for 3D Printing. Emma Ekberg.

Date: December 2017. Source: Master’s Thesis 2017:EX056, CHALMERS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY. Abstract:One of the major global health problems today is burns, with an estimate of 256000 deaths each year caused by fires [1]. For more severe burns the probability of infections increases and here the golden standard is to use autologous skin grafts. However, the […]

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Analysis Methods of the Variation of Facial Size and Shape Based on 3d Face Scan Images. W. Lee, L Goto, J.F.M. Molenbroek, R.H.M. Goossens.

Date: October 2017. Source: Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. Volume: 61 issue: 1, page(s): 1409-1413. Abstract: 3D scan images have been successfully applied in ergonomic product design. Features of human body parts (e.g., landmarks, measurements, curvatures, surfaces, volumes) extracted from 3D body scan images can be used to analyze variations […]

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Patient-Specific 3D Models for Autogenous Ear Reconstruction. KS Khouri; HA Liss; JM Bekisz; PG Coelho; RL Flores; L Witek.

Date: September 2017. Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 5(9S):174–175, DOI: 10.1097/01.GOX.0000526416.08852.96. Introduction: Autogenous ear reconstruction remains one of the most technically challenging procedures in plastic surgery. Current standards of practice entail tracing the unaffected contralateral ear and using this two-dimensional outline as a surgical model. We present the effectiveness and feasibility of sterilizable, patient-specific and […]

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Concurrent surface electromyography and force myography classification during times of prosthetic socket shift and user fatigue. J Sanford, R Patterson, DO Popa.

Date: August 2017. Source: Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering. Objective: Surface electromyography has been a long-standing source of signals for control of powered prosthetic devices. By contrast, force myography is a more recent alternative to surface electromyography that has the potential to enhance reliability and avoid operational challenges of surface electromyography during use. […]

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The Evolution from Static-3D Scanning. 3dMD CEO presents at Wear 2017.

3dMD CEO Chris Lane presents the application of our temporal-3dMDbody (motion) systems to the next generation of wearable technology innovations at the Wear 2017 Conference in San Francisco, USA.

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The Technique for 3D Printing Patient-Specific Models for Auricular Reconstruction. RL Flores, H Liss, S Raffaelli, A Humayun, K Khouri, PG Coelho, L Witek.

Date: April 2017. Source: Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery. Purpose: Currently, surgeons approach autogenous microtia repair by creating a two-dimensional (2D) tracing of the unaffected ear to approximate a three-dimensional (3D) construct, a difficult process. To address these shortcomings, this study introduces the fabrication of patient-specific, sterilizable 3D printed auricular model for autogenous auricular reconstruction. Methods: […]

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Digital design of patient-specific abutments for the retention of implant-retained facial prostheses. C Kincade, L McHutchion, J Wolfaardt.

Date: March 2017. Source: Presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Osseointegration, Orlando, Fla, March 2017 and the 6th Triennial Conference for Advanced Digital Technology in Head and Neck Reconstruction, Amiens, France, May 2017. Abstract: The present report describes the digital design of patient-specific milled abutments for the retention of osseointegrated facial […]

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A Parametric Model of Shoulder Articulation for Virtual Assessment of Space Suit Fit. KH KIM, KS YOUNG, Y BERNAL, A BOPPANA, LQ VU, EA BENSON, S JARVIS, SL RAJULU.

Date: December 2016 Source: 2016 International Conference on 3D Body Scanning, Lugano, Switzerland. Abstract: Suboptimal suit fit is a known risk factor for crew member shoulder injury. Suit fit assessment is however prohibitively time consuming and cannot be generalized across wide variations of body shapes and poses. In this work, we have developed a new […]

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Orofacial rehabilitation with zygomatic implants: CAD-CAM bar and magnets for patients with nasal cancer after rhinectomy and partial maxillectomy. E King, C Abbott, L Dovgalski, J Owens.

Date: November 2016. Source: The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Abstract: Nasal carcinoma extending into the premaxilla requires radical surgical excision including rhinectomy and partial maxillectomy. Rehabilitation is complex and involves the use of removable prostheses. Three patients treated with zygomatic implants and custom-milled bars to retain an obturator and nasal prosthesis are presented. Article: Orofacial […]

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Evaluation of therapeutic effect of virtual design for correcting facial asymmetry of skeletal Class III deformity. KY Tian, QQ Li, XJLiu, XX Wang, ZL Li, XX Wang.

Date: October 2016. Source: Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue Za Zhi (Chinese Journal of Stomatology) 51(10):594-599. Objective: To establish a computer-aided surgical simulation procedure based on the natural head position(NHP) for orthognathic surgery and to access the effect for correcting facial asymmetry for skeletal Class Ⅲ deformity. Methods: Thirty-five patients(male: 14 and female: 21, mean […]

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Academics hook up with lingerie company to improve radiotherapy treatment.

As seen on the Sheffield Hallam website… Academics at Sheffield Hallam University are working with a lingerie company and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to provide a new specially designed bra for some women undergoing breast radiotherapy, which they hope will improve accuracy of treatment and also help patients maintain dignity during radiotherapy. Working with […]

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Body Labs and 3dMD Announce Partnership to Deliver First End-to-End 3D Body Scan Processing Solution.

NEW YORK — October 5, 2016 — Body Labs, provider of the world’s most advanced technology for analyzing the human body’s shape, pose and motion, announced today a partnership with 3dMD, the world’s leading provider of high-precision static-3D and temporal-3D (marker-less 4D) systems for seamlessly capturing the human body’s anatomical shape, pose, and motion, to […]

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Can 3D Body Scanning Predict Cycling Performance?

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Orbital Reconstruction: Patient-Specific Orbital Floor Reconstruction Using a Mirroring Technique and a Customized Titanium Mesh. A Tarsitano, G Badiali, A Pizzigallo, C Marchetti.

Date: October 2016. Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, Volume 27, Issue 7, p 1822–1825. Objective: Enophthalmos is a severe complication of primary reconstruction of orbital floor fractures. The goal of secondary reconstruction procedures is to restore symmetrical globe positions to recover function and aesthetics. The authors propose a new method of orbital floor reconstruction using […]

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The course of positional cranial deformation from 3 to 12 months of age and associated risk factors: a follow-up with 3D imaging. H Aarnivala, V Vuollo, V Harila, T Heikkinen, P Pirttiniemi, L Holmström, AM Valkama.

Date: September 2016. Source: European Journal of Pediatrics, pp 1–11. doi:10.1007/s00431-016-2773-z. Abstract: Deformational plagiocephaly is reported in up to 46.6 % of healthy infants, with the highest point prevalence at around 3 months of age. Few prospective studies on the natural course of skull deformation have been conducted, and we know of no studies using […]

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A first look inside the new facility where Under Armour creates athletic apparel of the future. Business Insider.

Date: July 8, 2016. Source: Business Insider. Summary: Under Armour’s new innovation lab, the Lighthouse, is a state-of-the art facility to create and test the next generation of athletic products. It will also create new capabilities for faster and more efficient manufacturing.

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Latest 3dMDbody.t System (7fps) demonstrated by customer at ISEA 2016 in Delft.

Date: July 2016 Source: 11th conference of the International Sports Engineering Association. Delft, The Netherlands. Activity: The latest-generation dynamic 3dMDbody.t System (7fps) located in the Industrial Design Engineering School, TU Delft, a long-standing 3dMD customer, was demonstrated to delegates participating in the 11th conference of the International Sports Engineering Association.

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Under Armour Opens Cutting Edge ‘Lighthouse’ in Baltimore.

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Under Armour Opens UA Lighthouse Manufacturing And Design Leadership Center In The Brand’s Hometown Of Baltimore. [3dMD is a best-in-class Lighthouse Development Partner.]

Date: June 28, 2016 Source: Under Armour, Inc. distributed via PR Newswire Headline: Under Armour Opens UA Lighthouse Manufacturing And Design Leadership Center In The Brand’s Hometown Of Baltimore. State-of-the-art Facility in the USA to Serve as the Epicenter for Product and Process Innovation. BALTIMORE, June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Under Armour (NYSE: UA, […]

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Under Armour’s new innovation lab has sneaker-making robots and high-tech body scanners. Tech Insider.

Date: June 28, 2016 Source: Tech Insider. By Leanna Garfield Headline: The process of making athletic shoes and clothing has changed very little in the last half-century. Apart from industrial-sized machines that speed up production, many factories’ operations look pretty similar. Under Armour wants to reinvent the process in its giant design and manufacturing test […]

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Correction of nasal deformity in infants with unilateral cleft lip and palate using multiple digital techniques. Y Zheng, DP Zhang, T Qin, GF Wu.

Date: December 2015. Source: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Abstract: Presurgical correction of severe nasal deformities before cheiloplasty is often recommended for infants with cleft lip and palate. This article describes an approach for the computer-aided design and fabrication of a nasal molding stent. A 3-dimensional photogrammetric system was used to obtain the shape information of […]

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Application of Computer-Assisted Design and Manufacture in Unilateral Alloplastic Microtia Reconstruction, H Chen, ZC Chen.

Date: September 17, 2015. Source: 16th Congress of International Society of Craniofacial Surgery (ISCFS) 2015. Presenter: Hsin-Yu Chen. Background: The advances in 3D scanning, computer-assisted design and manufacture (CAD/CAM), and rapid-prototyping technology make customizing a symmetric auricular framework feasible for unilateral microtia patients. In this study, we used an active stereo-photogrammetry system to acquire the […]

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Precision of 3dMD in Anthropometry of the Auricle and its Application in Microtia Reconstruction, SH Mao, ZC Chen.

Date: September 17, 2015. Source: 16th Congress of International Society of Craniofacial Surgery (ISCFS) 2015. Presenter: Shih-Hsuan Mao. Method: A total of 20 normal adult ears were included in this study. Thirteen anthropometric measurements were taken, twice by two plastic surgeons using Direct Measurement (DM) and through images captured via 3dMD. The purpose was to […]

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Analysis of a 3D Anthropometric Data Set of Children for Design Applications. L Goto, W Lee, Y Song, J Molenbroek, R Goossens.

Date: August 2015 Source: Proceedings 19th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2015), Melbourne, Australia. Abstract: Designers integrate the use of anthropometric data in their design process to optimize the usability and functioning of a product while improving comfort and safety. Information regarding the size and shape of the human body are important […]

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Precision of three-dimensional stereo-photogrammetry (3dMD) in anthropometry of the auricle and its application in microtia reconstruction. ZC Chen, MN Albdour, JA Lizardo, YA Chen, KT Chen.

Date: May 2015. Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, Volume 68, Issue 5, Pages 622–631. Background: The advent of three-dimensional stereo-photogrammetry in recent years has vastly helped the craniomaxillofacial field improve in terms of preoperative and intraoperative decision making. With regard to the auricle though, there is paucity of research as to the […]

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Digital capture, design, and manufacturing of an extraoral device for a clarinet player with Bell’s palsy. C Aita-Holmes; P Liacouras; WO Wilson; GT Grant

Date: May 2015 (online). Source: The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Abstract: An extraoral device was fabricated to assist a clarinet player with Bell’s palsy. The device was fabricated by using stereophotogrammetry, digital design, and additive manufacturing technologies. Article: Digital capture, design, and manufacturing of an extraoral device for a clarinet player with Bell’s palsy. Authors: […]

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Personalized 3D-Printed CPAP Masks Improve CPAP Effectiveness in Children with OSA and Craniofacial Anomalies. RJ Morrison, KK VanKoevering, HB Nasser, KN Kashlan, SK Kline, DR Jensen, SP Edwards, F Hassan, HM Schotland, RD Chervin, SR Buchman, SJ Hollister, SL Garetz, GE Green.

Date: April 2015. Source: COSM, Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings, on April 22-26, 2015 in Boston, MA USA. Abstract: The high prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children with craniofacial anomalies has been well-described. Failure of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy may require potentially morbid surgery. Yet, achieving a functional mask-face interface using conventional […]

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Digital capture, design, and manufacturing of a facial prosthesis: Clinical report on a pediatric patient. GT Grant, C Aita-Holmes, P Liacouras; J Garnes; WO Wilson.

Date: April 2015 (online). Source: The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Abstract: A digitally captured, designed, and fabricated facial prosthesis is presented as an alternative to customary maxillofacial prosthodontics fabrication techniques, where a facial moulage and patient cooperation may be difficult. Article: Digital capture, design, and manufacturing of a facial prosthesis: Clinical report on a pediatric […]

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Digital capture, design & manufacturing of an extra-oral device for a clarinet player suffering from Bell’s palsy. C Aita-Holmes, GT Grant, P Liacouras, WO Wilson Jr.

Date: November 2014. Source: 61st Meeting of the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics in New Orleans, USA. Poster Presentation: Digital capture, design & manufacturing of an extra-oral device for a clarinet player suffering from Bell’s palsy. Authors: Cynthia Aita-Holmes, DMD; Gerald T. Grant, DMD, MS; Peter Liacouras, PhD; William O. Wilson, Jr., DDS, MS

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On Site: Battling the Elements at Nike HyperSchool. Complex News.

Date: October 10, 2014. Source: Complex News. Complex Media Inc. Reporting: Sean Evans Nike introduced its 2014 base layer products this week, which the company bills as an athlete’s answer to “extreme heat and cold, wind and precipitation,” i.e. the Nike Hyperwarm kits that are ubiquitous​ to the West Side Highway running path. And, to […]

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Nike Takes Us to (Hyper)School. Just For Kicks News Post.

Date: October 9, 2014. Source: http://lifeofdad.com/blog_post.php?pid=18439. 3dMD customer Nike held Hyperschool in New York City to demonstrate their latest innovations in product development. “Nike designers, researchers and developers start with athlete insights in order to determine their needs. From there, they unlock these athlete insights in the Nike Explore Team Sport Research Lab by looking at athlete […]

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3dMD customer Nike held #Hyperschool in NYC to demonstrate their latest innovations in product development.

Date: October 2014. During the session, attendees were invited to get their entire body captured in 3D with our latest generation 3dMDbody10 System. Attendees were surprised by the ease and speed of capture (1.5 milliseconds) and amazed by the quality of their 3dMD surface image. 3dMD is proud that our 3D technology is contributing to […]

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Nike Takes Us to (Hyper)School. MANjr News Post.

Date: October 7, 2014. Source: MANjr News Post http://manjr.com/2014/lifestyle/nike-takes-us-to-hyperschool/. 3dMD customer Nike held Hyperschool in New York City today to demonstrate their latest innovations in product development.

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Developing a 3D colour image reproduction system for additive manufacturing of facial prostheses. K Xiao, F Zardawi, R van Noort, JM Yates.

Date: February 2014. Source: International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. Volume 70, Issue 9-12, pp 2043–2049. Abstract:  In this study, a new 3D colour image reproduction system is proposed for the automated and accurate additive manufacturing of soft tissue facial prostheses. A framework of 3D colour image reproduction was defined and a protocol for each […]

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BBC: Defining the most ‘normal’ shape of a human skull.

Date: 22 November 2013 Source: BBC News Article: Defining the most ‘normal’ shape of a human skull Reconstructive surgery for people born with a misshapen skull is one of medicine’s most complicated challenges. Part of the problem for surgeons is defining what a normal head actually looks like.  A team of Liverpool-based surgeons, and artists, […]

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Flat Fold and Cup-Shaped N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirator Face Seal Area and Pressure Determinations: A Stereophotogrammetry Study. G Niezgoda, JH Kim, RJ Roberge, SM Benson.

Date: May 2013. Source: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, Volume 10, Issue 8, pp 419-424. Abstract: Twenty subjects underwent quantitative respirator fit testing with two styles (flat fold, cup-shaped) of N95 filtering facepiece respirators (N95 FFRs). Passing a fit test was followed by stereophotogrammetry to determine the face seal area and computation of seal […]

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Computation of an average cranial shape of three to twelve months old infants using 3D stereophotogrammetry. T Maal, L Verhamme, E van Lindert, W Borstlap, S Berge.

Date: June 28, 2012. Source: 26th International Congress of Computer Assisted Radiology 2012 (CARS) in Pisa, Italy. Purpose: The goal of this study was to create an average cranial shape using an automated process for a control population. This model includes the variation of growth and allows for an easy comparison between patient and average […]

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Analysis of Forces Generated by N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirator Tethering Devices: A Pilot Study. R Roberge, G Niezgoda, S Benson

Date: June 2012. Source: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene; Volume 9, Issue 8, pp 517-23. Abstract: The restorative forces of elasticized tethering devices on N95 filtering facepiece respirators (N95 FFR), that occur in response to the application of a load (applied force) during donning, create the requisite pressure to effectively seal the respirator against […]

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Evaluation of direct and indirect additive manufacture of maxillofacial prostheses. D Eggbeer, R Bibb, P Evans, L Ji

Date: April 2012. Source: Journal Of Engineering in Medicine, vol. 226 no. 9 718-728. Abstract: The efficacy of computer-aided technologies in the design and manufacture of maxillofacial prostheses has not been fully proven. This paper presents research into the evaluation of direct and indirect additive manufacture of a maxillofacial prosthesis against conventional laboratory-based techniques. An […]

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Three-dimensional stereophotogrammetrical analysis of peristomal fixation of adhesive base plates during hands-free speech among laryngectomised patients related to tracheostoma volumes. R Dirven, Y Wouters, R Vreeken, TJJ Maal, HAM Marres.

Date: April 2012. Source: Clinical Otolaryngology; Volume 37, pp 124–129. Objective: This study evaluates the relation between stoma volumes by means of objective three-dimensional measurements of laryngectomised individuals and peristomal fixation of adhesive baseplates during hands-free speech. Design: A three-dimensional stereophotogrammetrical image was captured of the tracheostoma and its surrounding tissue for each participant. The […]

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