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Opto-numerical procedures supporting dynamic lower limbs monitoring and their medical diagnosis
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Paper Abstract

New optical full-field shape measurement systems allow transient shape capture at rates between 15 and 30 Hz. These frequency rates are enough to monitor controlled movements used e.g. for medical examination purposes. In this paper we present a set of algorithms which may be applied for processing of data gathered by fringe projection method implemented for lower limbs shape measurement. The purpose of presented algorithms is to locate anatomical structures based on the limb shape and its deformation in time. The algorithms are based on local surface curvature calculation and analysis of curvature maps changes during the measurement sequence. One of anatomical structure of high medical interest that is possible to scan and analyze, is patella. Tracking of patella position and orientation under dynamic conditions may lead to detect pathological patella movements and help in knee joint disease diagnosis. Therefore the usefulness of the algorithms developed was proven at examples of patella localization and monitoring.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 February 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6026, ICO20: Biomedical Optics, 60260Y (2 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.667424
Show Author Affiliations
Marcin Witkowski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Malgorzata Kujawińska, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Walter Rapp, Univ. Tübingen (Germany)
Robert Sitnik, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6026:
ICO20: Biomedical Optics
Gert von Bally; Qingming Luo, Editor(s)

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