A scale space approach for exploring structure in spherical data. V Vuollo, L Holmström.

Date: September 2018. Source: Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Volume 125, pp 57-69. Highlights: • A novel scale space technique for analyzing spherical data is proposed. • Distributions of normal vector directions computed from a 3dMDhead image are analyzed. • A movie is a convenient way to explore the maps included in a SphereSiZer atlas. […]

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Facial asymmetry assessment in adults using three-dimensional surface imaging. Patel et al. 2015.

Date: October 2015. Source: Progress in Orthodontics 201516:36. Background: The use of three-dimensional (3D) surface imaging is becoming more popular and accepted in the fields of Medicine and Dentistry. The present study aims to develop a technique to automatically localise and quantify soft-tissue asymmetry in adults using 3D facial scans. This may be applied as […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Trisomy 21 and Facial Developmental Instability. JM Starbuck, TM Cole III, RH Reeves, and JT Richtsmeier.

Date: February 2013. Source: American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Volume 151, Issue 1, pp 49-57. Abstract: The most common live-born human aneuploidy is trisomy 21, which causes Down syndrome (DS). Dosage imbalance of genes on chromosome 21 (Hsa21) affects complex gene-regulatory interactions and alters development to produce a wide range of phenotypes, including characteristic facial dysmorphology. Little is known about how […]

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The facial evolution: looking backward and moving forward. G Baynam, M Walters, P Claes, S Kung, P LeSouef, H Dawkins, D Gillett, J Goldblatt.

Date: January 2013. Source: Human Mutation; 34(1): pp 14-22. Abstract: Three-dimensional (3D) facial analysis is ideal for high-resolution, nonionizing, noninvasive objective, high-throughput phenotypic, and phenomic studies. It is a natural complement to (epi)genetic technologies to facilitate advances in the understanding of rare and common diseases. The face is uniquely reflective of the primordial tissues, and […]

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KEYNOTE: From Scans to Avatars: Using Multi-Viewpoint, High Precision 3D Surface Imaging to Create Realistic Deformable Models of the Body. CR Lane and MJ Black.

Date: October 16, 2012 Source: 3rd International Conference on 3D Body Scanning Technologies 2012, Lugano, Switzerland Abstract: At the first Lugano Conference in 2010 Michael Black outlined his vision to Chris Lane for the development of a personalized avatar of complex human body movements calibrated by a streamlined workflow of 3D body scans. During the […]

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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 […]

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3dMD Announces Latest Release of Its 3D Surface Analysis Software

ATLANTA – September 25, 2005 – 3dMD (www.3dMD.com), the world’s market leader in highly precise, ultra-fast 3D surface imaging and 3D applications, is proud to announce the latest release of its 3D analysis software, 3dMDpatient™ v.3.0, which is a result of close cooperation with, and valuable feedback from, the global 3dMD user community. With approximately […]

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Statistical modelling of lip movement in the clinical context. H Popat, AI Zhurov, AM Toma, S Richmond, D Marshall, PL Rosin.

Date: May 2012. Source: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research; Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 92–102. Objective: To establish three-dimensional (3D) reference data on average lip movement in normal healthy subjects using statistical shape analysis techniques. Setting and Sample Population: School of Dentistry and Cardiff School of Computer Science, Cardiff University, United Kingdom. One hundred and fifteen […]

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On the Antiquity of Trisomy 21: Moving Towards a Quantitative Diagnosis of Down Syndrome in Historic Material Culture. John M. Starbuck

Date: 2011 Source: Journal of Contemporary Anthropology, Vol. II (2011), Iss. 1. Abstract: Down syndrome was first medically described as a separate condition from other forms of cognitive impairment in 1866. Because it took so long for Down syndrome to be recognized as a clinical entity deserving its own status, several investigators have questioned whether […]

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