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Three-Dimensional Displays In Biostereometrics
Author(s): R. E. Herron
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Paper Abstract

In biostereometrics, which is a modern approach to the study of biological form and function based on three- and, often, four-dimensional measurement of living organisms and their constituent parts, three-dimensional displays already serve many useful functions. These can be classified into two main categories, where the three-dimensional display is used: (1) as a substitute for the object itself or (2) to highlight spatial or spatio-temporal features of particular interest. In the former category, the ability to "freeze" the form of a living organism and to analyze the resulting photo-optical analog ad infinitum without fear of object movement is a major advantage over conventional direct measurement methods. Applications which fall into the second category are particularly valuable for conceptual and educational purposes. Such applications are expected to grow as clinicians, biomedical scientists, biologists and others become more familiar with the potentials of biostereometrics and suitable graphic display capabilities become more widely available.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 December 1977
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0120, Three-Dimensional Imaging, (29 December 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955747
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R. E. Herron, Baylor College of Medicine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0120:
Three-Dimensional Imaging
Stephen A. Benton, Editor(s)

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