Labelling of three dimensional human body scans: a topological approach

Werghi, N., Xiao, Y. and Siebert, J.P. (2007) Labelling of three dimensional human body scans: a topological approach. International Journal of Image and Graphics, 7(2), pp. 255-272. (doi: 10.1142/S0219467807002659)

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Whole human body scanners are 3D imaging devices which are capable of capturing a computerized format of whole body shape, thus permitting automatic extraction of the different body measurements. This requires the segmentation of scan data into subsets corresponding to the functional human body parts. Such a task is quite challenging due to the articulated and the deformable aspects of the human body shape. The attempts made so far suffer from various limitations, such as being restricted to standard specific posture and vulnerability to scan data corruption. This paper proposes a general framework that aims towards overcoming these challenges. One of the salient features of this framework is that it can cope with moderate posture variations around the standard posture, in addition of being quite robust against noise, holes and irregular sampling. Experimental results performed on real and synthetic data confirmed the validity, effectiveness and robustness of our framework.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Siebert, Dr Paul
Authors: Werghi, N., Xiao, Y., and Siebert, J.P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Journal Name:International Journal of Image and Graphics

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