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…

Florence faces: A dataset supporting 2D/3D face recognition. AD Bagdanov, A Del Bimbo, I Masi.

Date(s): May 2-4, 2012 Source: 5th International Symposium on Communications Control and Signal Processing (ISCCSP) 2012, Rome, Italy Abstract: This article describes a new dataset under construction at the Media Integration and Communication Center and the University of Florence. The dataset consists of high-resolution 3D scans of human faces from each subject, along with several…

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…

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…

Shape-Based Classification of 3D Facial Data to Support 22q11.2DS Craniofacial Research. K Wilamowska, J Wu, C Heike and L Shapiro

Date: March 2012 Source: Journal of Digital Imaging, Volume 25, Number 3 (2012), 400-408. Abstract: 3D imaging systems are used to construct high-resolution meshes of patient’s heads that can be analyzed by computer algorithms. Our work starts with such 3D head meshes and produces both global and local descriptors of 3D shape. Since these descriptors…

Near‐infrared fluorescence imaging of lymphatics in head and neck lymphedema. I-Chih Tan, EA Maus, JC Rasmussen, MV Marshall, CE Fife, LA Smith, EM Sevick-Muraca.

Date: March 2012. Source: Head & Neck; Volume 34, Issue 3, pp 448–453. Background: Lymphedema is a complication that may occur after surgical resection and radiation treatment in a number of cancer types and is especially debilitating in regions where treatment options are limited. Although upper and lower extremity lymphedema may be effectively treated with…

Three-Dimensional Imaging and Software Advances in Orthodontics. A Ghoneima, E Allam, K Kula, and LJ Windsor

Chapter 8: Three-Dimensional Imaging and Software Advances in Orthodontics. Date: March 2012 Source: Orthodontics – Basic Aspects and Clinical Considerations, Edited by Prof. Farid Bourzgui Abstract: The book reflects the ideas of nineteen academic and research experts from different countries. The purpose of this chapter is to update orthodontists about the current options and applications…

The Facial Profiling of Malocclusions: The Promise of Emerging 3-Dimensional Technologies. Dr Chris Wholley and Dr Mark Walters.

Date: February 2012. Source: Australian Society of Orthodontists’ 23rd Congress 2012, Perth, Australia. Abstract: The assessment of facial profile, bite and underlying dental-skeletal discrepancies are critical in the diagnosis and treatment planning of malocclusions. In addition to the clinical evaluation, other records such as facial photography, dental impressions and cephalometry are routinely taken to provide…

Dysmorphometrics: the Modelling of Morphological Abnormalities. P Claes, K Daniels, M Walters, J Clement, D Vandermeulen and P Suetens.

Date: February 2012. Source: Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling, Volume 9:5, Feb 2012. Background: The study of typical morphological variations using quantitative, morphometric descriptors has always interested biologists in general. However, unusual examples of form, such as abnormalities are often encountered in biomedical sciences. Despite the long history of morphometrics, the means to identify and…

BBC Health. 3D Face Scan to Help Future Surgery.

Date: January 2012. Source: BBC Health. 3D face scan to help future surgery Article: 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 participants will…