View Full Version : 3D optical detection of the spine

Marlies Reynders
09-23-1997, 09:39 PM
As a graduate student of the University K.U.Leuven (Belgium), I am
working on a project to detect the human spine. The spine of a person
lying on a bed on his side should be recorded in 3D (translation and
torsion). The measurement should be performed in a non-invasive way and
quickly. Radiography is excluded because of the damaging effect on
human health and because it is slow.
A visual technique which can determine the position of the spinous
processes and part of the trunk could be a way to get this 3D image. If
you think this problem can be solved by Moiré topography, laser,... , I
would love to hear from you again.
All other measurement techniques able to image the spine (for example :
external fixation with goniometers) are also very welcome.
Hoping you will respond soon,

Marlies Reynders
e-mail : marlies.reynders@student.kuleuven.ac.be
tel : 0032 (0)16 32.70.96
fax : 0032 (0)16 32.79.94

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