An investigation of the 3-dimensional surface capture techniques of the human foot

Al-Baghdadi, Jasim Ahmed and Chong, Albert K. and McDougall, Kevin and Alshadli, Duaa (2012) An investigation of the 3-dimensional surface capture techniques of the human foot. In: International Workshop on Geoinformation Advances 2012, 7-8 Nov 2012, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

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3D surface model of the human foot has become widely used for numerous clinical applications which include orthopaedics, orthotics and sports medicine among many other disciplines. Currently, a number of electronic sensors such as MRI scanners, CT scanners, and laser scanning devices are available for static 3D dorsal surface capture. In general, these techniques are not capable of capturing accurate digital 3D surfaces of the dorsal surface during gait. Therefore, a number of scientific studies have adopted advanced photogrammetric approaches in order to obtain accurate 3D surface models of human feet during gait. The main objective of this paper is to evaluate the suitability of optical video imaging systems and photogrammetric techniques for obtaining dynamic surface contours of the foot. The evaluation is based on the current published results plus the trial results obtained by the authors. Based on the results of this investigation, it is concluded that the close range photogrammetric techniques are the most accurate methods for generation of precise 3D models of the human foot during gait.

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Date Deposited: 08 May 2013 05:40
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2014 04:05
Uncontrolled Keywords: human foot; video imaging; 3D model
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0903 Biomedical Engineering > 090304 Medical Devices
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1116 Medical Physiology > 111602 Human Biophysics
09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090999 Geomatic Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering

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