Increased facial asymmetry in autism spectrum conditions is associated with symptom presentation. M Boutrus, SZ Gilani, GA Alvares, MT Maybery, DW Tan, A Mian, AJO Whitehouse.

Date: June 2019. Source: Autism Research. ©2019 International Society for Autism Research, Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Abstract: A key research priority in the study of autism spectrum conditions (ASC) is the discovery of biological markers that may help to identify and elucidate etiologically distinct subgroups. One physical marker that has received increasing research attention is facial…

Capture, Learning, and Synthesis of 3D Speaking Styles. D Cudeiro, T Bolkart, C Laidlaw, A Ranjan, MJ Black.

Date: June 2019. Source: 2019 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Long Beach, CA, USA. Proceedings Page(s): 10093-10103. Abstract: Audio-driven 3D facial animation has been widely explored, but achieving realistic, human-like performance is still unsolved. This is due to the lack of available 3D datasets, models, and standard evaluation metrics. To address…

Learning to Regress 3D Face Shape and Expression from an Image without 3D Supervision. S Sanyal, T Bolkart, H Feng, MJ Black.

Date: June 2019. Source: 2019 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Long Beach, CA, USA. Proceedings Page(s): 7755-7764. Abstract: The estimation of 3D face shape from a single image must be robust to variations in lighting, head pose, expression, facial hair, makeup, and occlusions. Robustness requires a large training set of in-the-wild…

Dense 3D Face Decoding Over 2500FPS: Joint Texture and Shape Convolutional Mesh Decoders. Y Zhou, Ji Deng, I Kotsia, S Zafeiriou.

Date: June 2019. Source: 2019 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Long Beach, CA, USA. Abstract: 3D Morphable Models (3DMMs) are statistical models that represent facial texture and shape variations using a set of linear bases and more particular Principal Component Analysis (PCA). 3DMMs were used as statistical priors for reconstructing 3D…

Expressive Body Capture: 3D Hands, Face, and Body from a Single Image. G Pavlakos, V Choutas, N Ghorbani, T Bolkart, AA Osman, D Tzionas, MJ Black.

Date: June 2019. Source: 2019 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Long Beach, CA, USA. Proceedings Page(s): 10967-10977. Abstract: To facilitate the analysis of human actions, interactions and emotions, we compute a 3D model of human body pose, hand pose, and facial expression from a single monocular image. To achieve this, we…

Effects of Different Head Positioning Methods on Facial Soft Tissue Analysis Using Stereophotogrammetry. NG Amuk, KG Topsakal, HB Keklikci.

Date: June 2019. Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Volume 77, Issue 6, Pages 1277.e1-1277.e10. Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare the sagittal tilt of the head in different head positioning techniques using an inclinometer and facial stereophotogrammetric measurements. Materials and Methods: The study was carried out in 45 participants (26…

Full‐Arch Implant‐Supported Rehabilitation Guided by a Predicted Lateral Profile of Soft Tissue. JJ Shao, C Xue, H Zhang, L Li.

Date: June 2019. Source: Journal of Prosthodontics. Abstract: In full‐arch implant‐supported rehabilitation of patients with severe periodontitis, prediction of lateral facial profile with modified dental position remains a challenge, especially for patients with protruded anterior teeth. This clinical report describes a digital workflow to predict lateral profiles and then guide the implant placement and restoration…

Do intraoperative steroids reduce facial swelling? A new assessment tool for assessing facial swelling. E Brecher, M Kugathasan, A Viswanath, M Papageorge.

Date: May 2019. Source: International Journal of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery 2019; Vol 48: p 210. Abstract of the 24th International Conference on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Background: Post-operative swelling is a common sequala to surgical extraction of impacted third molars. The use of intraoperative steroids to is a common practice among…

Uniform 3D meshes to establish normative facial averages of healthy infants during the first year of life. Brons S, Meulstee JW, Nada RM, Kuijpers MAR, Bronkhorst EM, Bergé SJ, et al.

Date: May 2019. Source: PLoS ONE 14(5): e0217267. Abstract: Three-dimensional (3D) surface imaging systems are replacing direct anthropometry as the preferred method for capturing facial soft-tissues. Aims of this study were: (1) to develop normative average 3D faces of healthy infants aged 3, 6, 9, and 12 months and (2) to describe normative average 3D…

Smile dimensions in adult African American and Caucasian females and males. NM Souccar, DW Bowen, Z Syed, TA Swain, CH Kau, DM Sarver.

Date: May 2019. Source: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research. https://doi.org/10.1111/ocr.12278. Objective: To test smile dimension variations in adult African American and Caucasian females and males. Setting and Sample Population: The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry and Hospital. Three hundred and ninety‐four participants were recruited; African American females and males distributed over five age…