Body size estimation of self and others in females varying in BMI. A Thaler, MN Geuss, SC Mölbert, KE Giel, S Streuber, J Romero, MJ Black, BJ Mohler.
Date: February 2018. Source: PLOS One. 13(2): e0192152. Abstract: Previous literature suggests that a disturbed ability to accurately identify own body size may contribute to overweight. Here, we investigated the influence of personal body size, indexed by body mass index (BMI), on body size estimation in a non-clinical population of females varying in BMI. We attempted […]Read More
Genetics of the human face: Identification of large-effect single gene variants. DJM Crouch, B Winney, WP Koppen, WJ Christmas, K Hutnik, T Day, D Meena, A Boumertit, P Hysi, A Nessa, TD Spector, J Kittler, WF Bodmer.
Date: October 2017 Source: PNAS | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1708207114. Significance: The human face is extraordinarily variable, and the extreme similarity of the faces of identical twins indicates that most of this variability is genetically determined. We have devised an approach to increase the […]Read More
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.Read More
Perception of Differences in Lip Profile between 2D and 3D. AM Hansen, SJ Lindauer, C Carrico.
Date: June 2016 Source: 92nd European Orthodontic Congress (EOS) 2016, Stockholm, Sweden Poster Objective: To determine how laypeople perceived esthetic differences in lip position (flat versus ideal lip fullness) in 2D versus 3D.Read More
The MC1R Gene and Youthful Looks. F Liu, MA Hamer, J Deelen, JS Lall, L Jacobs, D van Heemst, PG Murray, A Wollstein, AJM de Craen, HW Uh, CQ Zeng, A Hofman, AG Uitterlinden, JJ Houwing-Duistermaat, LM Pardo, M Beekman, PE Slagboom, T Nijsten, M Kayser, DA Gunn.
Date: April 2016. Source: Current Biology, Volume 26, Issue 9, 9 May 2016, Pages 1213–1220. Highlights: • We present the first genetic associations with how old people look (perceived age) • Variants in MC1R, a pigmentation gene, significantly associated with perceived age • The MC1R association was independent of wrinkling, skin color, and sun exposure […]Read More
Regional facial asymmetries and attractiveness of the face. AE Kaipainen, KR Sieber, RM Nada, TJ Maal, C Katsaros, PS Fudalej.
Date: December 2015 Source: The European Journal of Orthodontics. Objective: Facial attractiveness is an important factor in our social interactions. It is still not entirely clear which factors influence the attractiveness of a face and facial asymmetry appears to play a certain role. The aim of the present study was to assess the association between […]Read More
Analysis of facial muscle activation in children with autism using 3D imaging. MD Samad, JL Bobzien, JW Harrington, KM Iftekharuddin.
Date: November 2015. Source: 2015 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM), Pages 337-342. Washington, DC. Abstract: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) impairs an individual’s non-verbal skills including natural and contextual facial expressions. Such impairments may manifest as odd facial expressions (facial oddity) based on subjective evaluations of facial images. A few studies conducted on […]Read More
Comparison of the Facial Morphologies of Identical Twins Using Three-Dimensional Photography: A Case Report. Sedat Altindis, Erdem Hatunoglu, Emine Toptan.
Date: July 2015 Source: Medicine Science | International Medical Journal. Abstract: The facial morphologies of identical twins were compared using the 3dMD three-dimensional (3D) photogrammetry system. 3D images of the faces of 27-year-old identical twins were acquired and then superimposed. The differences were shown in a color histogram generated using 3dMD Vultus software. The faces […]Read More
Three-dimensional human facial morphologies as robust aging markers. W Chen, W Qian, G Wu, W Chen, B Xian, X Chen, Y Cao, CD Green, F Zhao, K Tang, JD Han.
Date: May 2015. Source: Journal of Cell Research, 25, 574-587. Abstract: Aging is associated with many complex diseases. Reliable prediction of the aging process is important for assessing the risks of aging-associated diseases. However, despite intense research, so far there is no reliable aging marker. Here we addressed this problem by examining whether human 3D […]Read More
Comparing Facial 3D Analysis With DNA Testing to Determine Zygosities of Twins. V Vuollo, M Sidlauskas, A Sidlauskas, V Harila, L Salomskiene, A Zhurov, L Holmström, P Pirttiniemi, T Heikkinen.
Date: June 2015. Source: Twin Research and Human Genetics, Volume 18, Issue 03, pp 306-313. Abstract: The aim of this study was to compare facial 3D analysis to DNA testing in twin zygosity determinations. Facial 3D images of 106 pairs of young adult Lithuanian twins were taken with a stereophotogrammetric device (3dMD, Atlanta, Georgia) and […]Read More
Validation of a new method to measure facial soft tissue movements. CA Trotman, T Lu, V Sirianna.
Date: May 2015. Source: International Association for Dental Research, Boston, USA. Poster: #4342. Authors: CA Trotman, T Lu, V Sirianna. School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.Read More
The Effect of Lipotransfer on Facial Scleroderma. DF Hunt, LL Bravan, LL Uppal, C Denton, PE Butler.
Date: April 2015. Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Volume 135, Issue 4, AAPS Abstract Supplement, p 1181. Purpose: Scleroderma (SS), is a systemic autoimmune disease causing fibrosis of the skin and other tissues. In diffuse cutaneous disease 1—year survival is 55%. Scleroderma commonly affects the face and mouth. Methods: We report the treatment of oral facial […]Read More
Prenatal sex hormones, digit ratio, and face shape in adult males. SM Weinberg, TE Parsons, ZD Raffensperger.
Date: February 2015. Source: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research, 18(1):21-6. Objectives: Several reports have demonstrated a relationship between second to fourth digit ratio (2D:4D) and facial shape, suggesting that prenatal sex hormones play a role in the development of the craniofacial complex. Using 3D surface imaging and geometric morphometrics, we test the hypothesis that decreased digit […]Read More
The Latest Applications of Temporal-3D (4D) to Support Clinical Initiatives. CR Lane.
Date: October 2014. Source: 3D Body Scanning Conference 2014, Lugano, Switzerland. Abstract: In 2011 3dMD and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Dentistry, were awarded a ground-breaking US NIH Grant (STTR Grant No. 2R42DE019742-02) to study the facial dynamics of children who had received corrective treatment for facial conditions. The recruitment […]Read More
Variation and signatures of selection on the human face. J Guo, J Tan, Y Yang, H Zhou, S Hu, A Hashan, N Bahaxar, S Xu, TD Weaver, L Jin, M Stoneking, K Tang.
Date: October 2014 Source: Journal of Human Evolution. Volume 75, pp 143–152. Abstract: There has been much debate about why humans throughout the world differ in facial form. Previous studies of human skull morphology found levels of among-population differentiation that were comparable to those of neutral genetic markers, suggesting that genetic drift (neutral processes) played […]Read More
Towards an enhanced ERP speller based on the visual processing of face familiarity. SK Yeom; S Fazli; KR Müller; SW Lee.
Date: August 2014 Source: Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE in Chicago. Abstract. In this study, a novel P300 based brain-computer interface (BCI) system using random set presentation pattern and employing the effect of face familiarity has been proposed and developed. While the effect of face […]Read More
The perception of facial asymmetry using 3-dimensional simulated images. G McAvinchey, F Maxim, B Nix, J Djordjevic, R Linklater, G Landini.
Date: March 2014. Source: The Angle Orthodontist (Online). Objective: To investigate the perception of facial asymmetry in young adults to identify the amounts of chin asymmetry that can be regarded as normal and may benefit from correction. Materials and Methods: Three-dimensional (3D) images of 56 individuals of mixed ethnicity were obtained and used to produce […]Read More
The cluster assessment of facial attractiveness using fuzzy neural network classifier based on 3D Moiré features. WC Chiang, HH Lin, CS Huang, LJ Lo, SY Wan.
Date: March 2014. Source: Pattern Recognition. Volume 47, Issue 3, pp 1249–1260. Abstract: Facial attractiveness has long been argued upon varied emphases by philosophers, artists, psychologists and biologists. A number of studies empirically investigated how facial attractiveness was influenced by 2D facial characteristics, such as symmetry, averageness and golden ratio. However, few implementations of facial […]Read More
Indiana University visualization experts help doctors diagnose fetal alcohol spectrum disorders with 3dMD
Date: October 10, 2013 Source: Indiana University, IT News & Events BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana University received a $125,000 grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health for ongoing research into detecting fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, a leading but preventable cause of birth defects. IU has been engaged in the Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol […]Read More
BBC News: Cardiff University uses 3D scans to help facial surgery.
Date: 2 August 2013 Source: BBC News News: Cardiff University uses 3D scans to help facial surgery. Patients who need facial surgery and those recovering from strokes could benefit from world-leading research of analysing facial movements in 3D. Scientists at Cardiff University are using cutting-edge face scanners developed by American firm 3dMD. The technology can […]Read More
Cardiff Scientists and 3dMD Enter a New Dimension in 3D/4D Facial Imaging.
Anaheim, California (23-July-13): A team of Cardiff University clinicians and computer scientists can, for the first time, carry out facial movement research and transform the way patients needing facial surgery are assessed and monitored thanks to a new state-of-the-art 3D surface motion imaging system from 3dMD (3dMD exhibiting at #SIGGRAPH2013 Booth 226). Working alongside the […]Read More
Automated Three Dimensional (3D) Measures of the Static Face in Normal and Dysmorphic Conditions: Novel Technology for Facial Measurement. CA Trotman, C Heaston, C Phillips, A Mercado, N Lee, T Hartman.
Date: May 2013 Source: 12th International Congress on Cleft Lip/Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies, Lake Buena Vista, Florida Abstract: #1772 Authors: CA Trotman, C Heaston, C Phillips, A Mercado, N Lee, T Hartman. School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.Read More
No evidence for sexual dimorphism of facial width-to-height ratio in four large adult samples. CE Lefevrea, GJ Lewisb, TC Batesc, M Dzhelyovaa, V Coetzeed, IJ Dearyc, DI Perretta.
Date: June 2012. Source: Evolution & Human Behavior. Volume 33, Issue 6 , Pages 623-627. Abstract: Sexual dimorphism in physical appearance may be an important cue in both intra- and intersex competition. Recently, the facial width-to-height ratio (fWHR) has been proposed as a novel sexually dimorphic morphologic measure, with men suggested to have a higher […]Read More
Emotional expression affects the accuracy of gaze perception. JS Lobmaier, M Hartmann, AJ Volz, FW Mast.
Date: March 2013 Source: Motivation and Emotion Journal; Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 194-201. Abstract: Emotional facial expressions are powerful social cues. Here we investigated how emotional expression affects the interpretation of eye gaze direction. Fifty-two observers judged where faces were looking by moving a slider on a measuring bar to the respective position. The […]Read More
BBC News: 3D face scan to help future surgery.
Date: 17 January 2012. Source: BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16588956 Article: 3D face scan to help future surgery. Visitors to London’s Science Museum are being invited to have their faces scanned in 3D. The ‘Me in 3D’ exhibit uses an array of cameras to build a virtual image visitors can then view and manipulate. Data from the […]Read More
See yourself in 3D at the London Science Museum
LONDON (3 January 2012) – How are our faces constructed? How does your face differ from other faces? What do you look like in another dimension? These questions will be explored in Me in 3D – a new event running from 11 January until 10 April, where visitors can volunteer to have their photograph taken […]Read More
3dMD Customer Arizona State University Enrolls More Than 500 Subjects for Biometrics Analysis and Authentication Research During SIGGRAPH 2004
Date: August 2004 Source: Press Announcement Headline: 3dMD Customer Arizona State University Enrolls More Than 500 Subjects for Biometrics Analysis and Authentication Research During SIGGRAPH 2004 Atlanta (13-August-2004): 3dMD, the world’s market leader in ultra-fast 3D surface imaging, today announced its customer’s success of scanning more than 500 faces at SIGGRAPH to build an extensive […]Read More