Functional decline in facial expression generation in older women: A cross-sectional study using three-dimensional morphometry. C Tanikawa, S Takata, R Takano, H Yamanami, Z Edlira, K Takada.

Date: July 2019. Source: PLoS ONE 14(7): e0219451. Abstract: Facial expressions play an important role in the communication of emotions and thoughts. It is no exaggeration to say that the face is an organ of communication. Aging is related to impairment of various motor and cognitive functions. A recent study that examined the perception of…

Facial Gender Affirmation Surgery. DE Morris, LP Zhao.

Date: July 2019. Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, Volume 30, Issue 5, p 1403–1405. Abstract: Facial procedures directed at gender affirmation are uniquely tailored to the individual patient and may affect soft tissue and skeletal structures over the entire face—from the chin through the upper forehead. Complete photographic and radiographic documentation that addresses these areas…

Nasal soft tissue changes after two different approaches for surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion. AY Fındık T Baykul T Yazıcı.

Date: July 2019. Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Volume 48, Issue 7, Pages 957-961. Abstract:The aim of the study was to evaluate the nasal soft tissue changes in patients who underwent surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion (SARME) using two different surgical approaches. Thirty-two patients were included in the study, and divided into…

Evaluation of preferred lip position according to different tip rotations of the nose in class I young adult subjects. J Feghali, E Khoury, NM Souccar, R Akl, J Ghoubril.

Date: June 2019. Source: International Orthodontics (Online). Introduction: The mouth plays an important role in the overall aesthetic appearance of the face. The aims of this study were to determine the optimal antero-posterior (AP) lip position relative to various rotations of the nasal tip and assess the impact of the nasolabial angle on facial aesthetics.…

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…