29 July 1980 Clinical Application Of The Direct Measurement Of Human Shape
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Proceedings Volume 0166, NATO Symposium on Applications of Human Biostereometrics; (1980); doi: 10.1117/12.956959
Event: NATO Symposium on Applications of Human Biostereometrics, 1978, Paris, France
Abstract
A system is described for the recording and measurement of human body shape by a series of circular ultrasound scans. Computer manipulation of the echo data provides a graphic display of body contour, and a measurement of total body surface area and volume. The theoretical resolution for distance measurements using this device is 2.5 mm, a figure achieved in practical calibration experiments using a metal test object. Measurements from the body surface, although less precise, are sufficiently accurate and reproducible to enable useful clinical information to be obtained, particularly in recording the morphological changes associated with obesity and malnutrition.
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J. Anderson, R. Vincent, P. Marks, M. J. English, "Clinical Application Of The Direct Measurement Of Human Shape", Proc. SPIE 0166, NATO Symposium on Applications of Human Biostereometrics, (29 July 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.956959; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.956959
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Ultrasonography

Distance measurement

Cameras

Calibration

Clocks

Imaging systems

Visualization

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