Using Facial Symmetry to Handle Pose Variations in Real-World 3D Face Recognition. G Passalis, P Perakis, T Theoharis, and IA Kakadiaris.

Date: November 2011. Source: IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (impact factor: 4.91). Abstract: The uncontrolled conditions of real-world biometric applications pose a great challenge to any face recognition approach. The unconstrained acquisition of data from uncooperative subjects may result in facial scans with significant pose variations along the yaw axis. Such pose…

Facial phenotypes in subgroups of prepubertal boys with autism spectrum disorders are correlated with clinical phenotypes. K Aldridge, ID George, KK Cole, JR Austin, TN Takahashi, Y Duan, and JH Miles.

Date: October 2011. Source: Molecular Autism Journal, 2:15. Background: The brain develops in concert and in coordination with the developing facial tissues, with each influencing the development of the other and sharing genetic signaling pathways. Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) result from alterations in the embryological brain, suggesting that the development of the faces of children…

Digital Stereophotogrammetry as a New Technique to Quantify Truncal Deformity: A Pilot Study in Persons with Osteogenesis Imperfecta. LR Gabor, AP Chamberlin, E Levy, M Perry, H Cintas, and SM Paul

Date: October 2011. Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; 90(10): 844–850. Abstract: The objective of this pilot study was to determine the usability of stereophotogrammetry (SP) as a non-invasive technique for obtaining linear measures and anatomical data of the torso in people with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) in comparison to clinical observations. Ten participants…

Morphological Integration of Soft-Tissue Facial Morphology in Down Syndrome and Siblings. J Starbuck, RH Reeves, and J Richtsmeier.

Date: June 2011. Source: American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 146(4): 560–568. Abstract: Down syndrome (DS), resulting from trisomy of chromosome 21, is the most common live-born human aneuploidy. The phenotypic expression of trisomy 21 produces variable, though characteristic, facial morphology. Although certain facial features have been documented quantitatively and qualitatively as characteristic of DS (e.g.,…

3D Symmetry Measure Invariant to Subject Pose During Image Acquisition. Manas Kawale, Juhun Lee, Shi Yin Leung, Michelle C. Fingeret, Gregory P. Reece, Melissa A. Crosby, Elisabeth K. Beahm, Mia K. Markey, and Fatima A. Merchant

3D Symmetry Measure Invariant to Subject Pose During Image Acquisition. Manas Kawale, Juhun Lee, Shi Yin Leung, Michelle C. Fingeret, Gregory P. Reece, Melissa A. Crosby, Elisabeth K. Beahm, Mia K. Markey, and Fatima A. Merchant

Three-dimensional gender differences in facial form of children in the North East of England. I Bugaighis, C Mattick, B Tiddeman, and R Hobson

Date: April 2011 (Epub) Source: European Journal of Orthodontics Abstract: The aim of the prospective cross-sectional morphometric study was to explore three dimensional (3D) facial shape and form (shape plus size) variation within and between 8- and 12-year-old Caucasian children; 39 males age-matched with 41 females. Article: Three-dimensional gender differences in facial form of children…

Maxillary, mandibular, and chin advancement: treatment planning based on airway anatomy in obstructive sleep apnea. SA Schendel, N Powell, R Jacobson.

Date: March 2011 Source: Journal of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, 69(3): 663-76. Abstract: Surgical correction of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome involves understanding a number of parameters, of which the 3-dimensional airway anatomy is important. Visualization of the upper airway based on cone beam computed tomography scans and automated computer analysis is an aid in understanding…

3dMD is awarded Phase I of STTR Grant with UNC at Chapel Hill for a Dynamic 4D Facial Soft Tissue Analysis System.

Date: March 2011 Source: Press Announcement Headline: 3dMD is awarded Phase I of STTR Grant No. 1R41DE019742-01A1 with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Co-Principal Investigator Dr Carroll Ann Trotman, for a Dynamic 4D Facial Soft Tissue Analysis System. Atlanta (15-March-11): We are delighted to announce that 3dMD, working in conjunction with the Department of…

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…

Automated 3-Dimensional Airway Analysis from Cone-Beam Computed Tomography Data. SA Schendel and D Hatcher

Date: March 2010. Source: Journal of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Volume 68, Issue 3, Pages 696-701. Description: Evaluation of the airway using CT data is 3D and more precise than using traditional cephalometric radiographs but requires considerable manual manipulation of the data to achieve objective measurements. Medical CT has been used to study the airway changes…