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Fábio Azevedo Araújo, Milton Severo, Nuno Alegrete, Laura D Howe, Raquel Lucas
BACKGROUND: Sagittal postural patterns are associated with back pain in adolescents and adults. However, it is unknown if postural patterns are already observable during childhood. This would confirm childhood as a key period for posture differentiation and thus for chronic pain etiology. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to identify and describe postural patterns in school-aged girls and boys. DESIGN: This was a cross-sectional study. METHODS: Eligible children were evaluated at age 7 in the population-based birth cohort Generation XXI, Portugal...
October 6, 2016: Physical Therapy
Liqi Li, Lishu Liao, Yuxiang Zhong, Yuangui Li, Li Xiang, Wanshan Li
PURPOSE: To evaluate postoperative variation trends of unilateral cleft lip by stages, and to analyze influential factors of nasolabial symmetry. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 145 patients with unilateral cleft lip were treated by the modified Mohler or Tennison-Randall technique, and received routine anti-scarring treatment postoperatively. Photogrammetry was applied to respectively measure 5 indices by stages preoperatively, the first week (1 w), the third month (3 m), the sixth month (6 m), and the first year (1 y) postoperatively...
September 9, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Francesco Ravasini, Matteo Fornari, Mauro Bonanini
BACKGROUND: The use of photogrammetry may be a new method to quantify the amount of artificial dental material removed from the surface of each teeth during the grind procedure (SG). SG is necessary in each denture to reach a correct occlusion. It consists in a refine action on the prosthesis teeth's surface using milling machine tools, aimed to remove the interferences (pre-contacts) between upper and lower teeth during chewing. This measure is achieved after a comparison between pre and post-grinding 3D models...
December 2016: Minerva Stomatologica
Caroline Schuppli, Sofia I F Forss, Ellen J M Meulman, Nicole Zweifel, Kevin C Lee, Evasari Rukmana, Erin R Vogel, Maria A van Noordwijk, Carel P van Schaik
BACKGROUND: Orangutans have one of the slowest-paced life histories of all mammals. Whereas life-history theory suggests that the time to reach adulthood is constrained by the time needed to reach adult body size, the needing-to-learn hypothesis instead suggests that it is limited by the time needed to acquire adult-level skills. To test between these two hypotheses, we compared the development of foraging skills and growth trajectories of immature wild orangutans in two populations: at Tuanan (Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii), Borneo, and Suaq Balimbing (Pongo abelii), Sumatra...
2016: Frontiers in Zoology
Siti Adibah Othman, Lynnora Patrick Majawit, Wan Nurazreena Wan Hassan, Mang Chek Wey, Roziana Mohd Razi
OBJECTIVES: To establish the three-dimensional (3D) facial soft tissue morphology of adult Malaysian subjects of the Malay ethnic group; and to determine the morphological differences between the genders, using a non-invasive stereo-photogrammetry 3D camera. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred and nine subjects participated in this research, 54 Malay men and 55 Malay women, aged 20-30 years old with healthy BMI and with no adverse skeletal deviation. Twenty-three facial landmarks were identified on 3D facial images captured using a VECTRA M5-360 Head System (Canfield Scientific Inc, USA)...
2016: PloS One
Katarzyna Barczyk-Pawelec, Sipko Tomasz
Evidence is limited regarding the regional changes in spinal posture after self-correction. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether active self-correction improved standing and sitting spinal posture. Photogrammetry was used to assess regional spinal curvatures and vertical global spine orientation (GSO) in 42 asymptotic women aged 20-24 years. Upper thoracic spine angle and GSO increased in response to self-correction, while the thoracolumbar and lumbosacral angles decreased. Self-correction in the standing position resulted in decreased inclination of the upper thoracic and thoracolumbar spinal angles...
October 4, 2016: Women & Health
Annemarie L Lee, Karl Zabjek, Roger S Goldstein, Dina Brooks
PURPOSE: Changes in posture in individuals with an obstructive respiratory disease have been reported, but the extent of these deviations and their clinical significance is not well understood. This study aimed to systematically review the literature of the skeletal structural alignment in children and adults with an obstructive respiratory disease, describe the measurement techniques used, and determine the clinical relevance of any alternations. METHODS: Observational cohort or cross-sectional studies of postural assessment were identified, with 2 reviewers independently assessing study quality...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
Alonso Sánchez, José-Manuel Naranjo, Antonio Jiménez, Alfonso González
Medium-cost devices equipped with sensors are being developed to get 3D measurements. Some allow for generating geometric models and point clouds. Nevertheless, the accuracy of these measurements should be evaluated, taking into account the requirements of the Building Information Model (BIM). This paper analyzes the uncertainty in outdoor/indoor three-dimensional coordinate measures and point clouds (using Spherical Accuracy Standard (SAS) methods) for Eyes Map, a medium-cost tablet manufactured by e-Capture Research & Development Company, Mérida, Spain...
2016: Sensors
Peng Yang, Zhaomin Wang, Yizhen Yan, Weijuan Qu, Hongying Zhao, Anand Asundi, Lei Yan
A new approach to measure the 3D profile of a texture object is proposed utilizing light field imaging, in which three key steps are required: a disparity map is first obtained by detecting the slopes in the epipolar plane image with the multilabel technique; the intrinsic parameters of the light field camera are then extracted by camera calibration; at last, the relationship between disparity values and real distances is built up by depth calibration. In the last step, a linear calibration method is proposed to achieve accurate results...
September 20, 2016: Applied Optics
Takashi Matsuda, Takaharu Goto, Kosuke Kurahashi, Toshiya Kashiwabara, Tetsuo Ichikawa
OBJECTIVES: We developed an innovative procedure for digitizing maxillary edentulous residual ridges with a photogrammetric system capable of estimating three-dimensional (3D) digital forms from multiple two-dimensional (2D) digital images. The aim of this study was to validate the effectiveness of the photogrammetric system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Impressions of the maxillary residual ridges of five edentulous patients were taken with four kinds of procedures: three conventional impression procedures and the photogrammetric system...
2016: International Journal of Computerized Dentistry
Danni Li, Audrey Cheong, Gregory P Reece, Melissa A Crosby, Michelle C Fingeret, Fatima A Merchant
Stereophotography is now finding a niche in clinical breast surgery, and several methods for quantitatively measuring breast morphology from 3D surface images have been developed. Breast ptosis (sagging of the breast), which refers to the extent by which the nipple is lower than the inframammary fold (the contour along which the inferior part of the breast attaches to the chest wall), is an important morphological parameter that is frequently used for assessing the outcome of breast surgery. This study presents a novel algorithm that utilizes three-dimensional (3D) features such as surface curvature and orientation for the assessment of breast ptosis from 3D scans of the female torso...
September 9, 2016: Computers in Biology and Medicine
Massimo Prosdocimi, Maria Burguet, Simone Di Prima, Giulia Sofia, Enric Terol, Jesús Rodrigo Comino, Artemi Cerdà, Paolo Tarolli
Soil water erosion is a serious problem, especially in agricultural lands. Among these, vineyards deserve attention, because they constitute for the Mediterranean areas a type of land use affected by high soil losses. A significant problem related to the study of soil water erosion in these areas consists in the lack of a standardized procedure of collecting data and reporting results, mainly due to a variability among the measurement methods applied. Given this issue and the seriousness of soil water erosion in Mediterranean vineyards, this works aims to quantify the soil losses caused by simulated rainstorms, and compare them with each other depending on two different methodologies: (i) rainfall simulation and (ii) surface elevation change-based, relying on high-resolution Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) derived from a photogrammetric technique (Structure-from-Motion or SfM)...
September 13, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
Cyrus T Manuel, Rani Harb, Alan Badran, David Ho, Brian J F Wong
Nasal tip mechanical stability is important for functional and cosmetic nasal airway surgery. Palpation of the nasal tip provides information on tip strength to the surgeon, though it is a purely subjective assessment. Providing a means to simulate nasal tip deformation with a validated model can offer a more objective approach in understanding the mechanics and nuances of the nasal tip support and eventual nasal mechanics as a whole. Herein we present validation of a finite element (FE) model of the nose using physical measurements recorded using an ABS plastic-silicone nasal phantom...
September 15, 2016: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
Christopher R DeSesa, Philip Metzler, Rajendra Sawh-Martinez, Derek M Steinbacher
BACKGROUND: Le Fort I osteotomy imparts significant changes to the nasolabial region. Past studies have relied on 2-dimensional data and have not delineated differences among various Le Fort I subtypes. The purpose of this study is to 3-dimensionally analyze Le Fort I-induced nasal and lip changes comparing advancement alone versus widening alone [surgically assisted maxillary expansion (SAME)] versus advancement and widening. We hypothesize that the combination of maxillary advancement with widening will result in the most profound changes...
August 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Amaia Hernandez, Edward Lemaire
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Prosthetic CAD/CAM systems require accurate 3D limb models; however, difficulties arise when working from the person's socket since current 3D scanners have difficulties scanning socket interiors. While dedicated scanners exist, they are expensive and the cost may be prohibitive for a limited number of scans per year. A low-cost and accessible photogrammetry method for socket interior digitization is proposed, using a smartphone camera and cloud-based photogrammetry services...
September 9, 2016: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
Jingfan Fan, Jian Yang, Yitian Zhao, Danni Ai, Yonghuai Liu, Ge Wang, Yongtian Wang
Non-rigid registration finds many applications such as photogrammetry, motion tracking, model retrieval, and object recognition. In this paper we propose a novel convex hull aided registration method (CHARM) to match two point sets subject to a non-rigid transformation. Firstly, two convex hulls are extracted from the source and target respectively. Then, all points of the point sets are projected onto the reference plane through each triangular facet of the hulls. From these projections, invariant features are extracted and matched optimally...
August 31, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
Borbála Hortobágyi, Dov Corenblit, Franck Vautier, Johannes Steiger, Erwan Roussel, Andreas Burkart, Jean-Luc Peiry
Over the last twenty years, significant technical advances turned photogrammetry into a relevant tool for the integrated analysis of biogeomorphic cross-scale interactions within vegetated fluvial corridors, which will largely contribute to the development and improvement of self-sustainable river restoration efforts. Here, we propose a cost-effective, easily reproducible approach based on stereophotogrammetry and Structure from Motion (SfM) technique to study feedbacks between fluvial geomorphology and riparian vegetation at different nested spatiotemporal scales...
September 4, 2016: Journal of Environmental Management
Klaus W W Dörhage, Benedicta E Beck-Broichsitter, Vera von Grabe, Annalena Sonntag, Stephan T Becker, Jörg Wiltfang
PURPOSE: Head orthoses offer a valuable therapeutic option for infants with positional plagiocephaly. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the influence of therapy start and duration due to improvement of cranial asymmetry. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 102 children during the years 2009-2014 were included. The patient cohort was divided according to age at the beginning of therapy (younger/older than 7.5 months) and duration (less/more than 150 days)...
July 7, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Marie-Lise C van Veelen, Marielle Jippes, Julius-Carl A Carolina, Johan de Rooi, Clemens M F Dirven, Leon N A van Adrichem, Irene M Mathijssen
BACKGROUND: Surgery for sagittal synostosis aims at correction of skull shape and restoration of growth potential. Small cranial volume is associated with raised intracranial pressure (ICP). Although many techniques have been described, information on postoperative volume related to early and late remodeling is lacking. METHODS: Between 2004 and 2008, a total of 95 patients were collected who underwent either early extended strip craniectomy or late total cranial remodeling according to age of presentation...
August 9, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Rosane Pérez Baldasso, Rachel Lima Ribeiro Tinoco, Cristina Saft Matos Vieira, Mário Marques Fernandes, Rogério Nogueira Oliveira
The process of forensic facial analysis may be founded on several scientific techniques and imaging modalities, such as digital signal processing, photogrammetry and craniofacial anthropometry. However, one of the main limitations in this analysis is the comparison of images acquired with different angles of incidence. The present study aimed to explore a potential approach for the correction of the planar perspective projection (PPP) in geometric structures traced from the human face. A technique for the correction of the PPP was calibrated within photographs of two geometric structures obtained with angles of incidence distorted in 80°, 60° and 45°...
October 2016: Forensic Science International
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