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A novel sensor system for 3D face scanning based on infrared coded light
Author(s): Daniel Modrow; Claudio Laloni; Guenter Doemens; Gerhard Rigoll
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we present a novel sensor system for three-dimensional face scanning applications. Its operating principle is based on active triangulation with a color coded light approach. As it is implemented in the near infrared band, the used light is invisible for human perception. Though the proposed sensor is primarily designed for face scanning and biometric applications, its performance characteristics are beneficial for technical applications as well. The acquisition of 3d data is real-time capable, provides accurate and high resolution depthmaps and shows high robustness against ambient light. Hence most of the limiting factors of other sensors for 3d and face scanning applications are eliminated, such as blinding and annoying light patterns, motion constraints and highly restricted scenarios due to ambient light constraints.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6805, Three-Dimensional Image Capture and Applications 2008, 68050M (25 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.766216
Show Author Affiliations
Daniel Modrow, Siemens AG (Germany)
Claudio Laloni, Siemens AG (Germany)
Guenter Doemens, Siemens AG (Germany)
Gerhard Rigoll, Technische Univ. München (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6805:
Three-Dimensional Image Capture and Applications 2008
Brian D. Corner; Masaaki Mochimaru; Robert Sitnik, Editor(s)

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