1 August 1990 Real-time close-range 3D motion measurements for dental medicine
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Proceedings Volume 1395, Close-Range Photogrammetry Meets Machine Vision; 13951B (1990) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2294290
Event: Close-Range Photogrammetry Meets Machine Vision, 1990, Zurich, Switzerland
Abstract
Dental medicine needs to observe the motion of the jaw with respect to the skull in three dimensions. This represents, therefore, a problem domain in which one has to observe, in real-time, the motion of one three- dimensional body in 3-D space (the jaw) with respect to another three-dimensional body in 3-D space (the skull) which both may move independently. This paper discusses an innovative solution to this requirement. The solution is implemented on a personal computer and is based on light-emitting diodes that are attached to the two moving 3-D objects. The innovation has been granted patent protection2. An element of the solution is the hand-held 3-D cursor whose position is also trackable as a separate three-dimensional body in 3-D space and allows the user to identify the XYZ coordinates of any point by a free-hand pointing action. Applications of this real-time 3-D measurement system are not only in dental medicine but may extend to mechanical engineering, medical gait analysis and other applications where 3-D motions need to be tracked in real time.
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Kelly Maurice, Kelly Maurice, Franz Leberl, Franz Leberl, Sean Curry, Sean Curry, Wolfgang Kober, Wolfgang Kober, } "Real-time close-range 3D motion measurements for dental medicine", Proc. SPIE 1395, Close-Range Photogrammetry Meets Machine Vision, 13951B (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.2294290; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2294290
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