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Title: An investigation of three-dimensional scanning of human body surfaces and its use in the design and manufacture of prostheses
Authors: Bibb, Richard J.
Freeman, P.
Brown, R.
Sugar, Adrian
Evans, Peter L.
Bocca, Alan
Keywords: Three-dimensional scanning
Rapid prototyping
Facial prostheses
Prosthesis manufacture
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Professional Engineering Publishing / © IMechE
Citation: BIBB, R.J. ... et al, 2000. An investigation of three-dimensional scanning of human body surfaces and its use in the design and manufacture of prostheses. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 214 (6), pp. 589-594
Abstract: The capture of highly accurate data describing the complex surfaces of the human body may prove extremely useful in many medical situations. The data provide a method of measuring and recording changes to the surface of a patient's soft tissue. The data may be applied to computer-controlled manufacturing techniques, such as rapid prototyping (RP). This enables accurate physical replicas of the patient topography to be produced. Such models may be used as an aid in the design and manufacture of prostheses. This paper describes an investigation aimed at identifying problems that may be encountered when scanning patients and describes the application of the resulting data in the design and manufacture of facial prostheses. The results of the experiment are presented together with a discussion of the accuracy and potential advantages afforded by this approach.
Description: This is an article from the journal, Proceedings of the IMechE, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine [© IMechE ]. It is also available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/0954411001535615
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1243/0954411001535615
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5711
ISSN: 0954-4119
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