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A Mixed Longitudinal Description Of Body Shape Growth
Author(s): Robert K. Jensen; George Nassas
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Paper Abstract

The body shape of twelve boys of different ages and body types was modelled and growth followed over a period of eight years. The model consisted of sixteen segments and elliptical zones two centrimetres wide constructed from simultaneous front and side views of the subject. Computer graphics for the model were developed which allow for shaded colour surface representation, segment manipulation and image repositioning. Growth affected the segment volumes and produced intersegment differences in the rate of growth, expressed as a proportion of total volume. Head proportion changes were much less than for the other segments. There were differences between individuals in the growth patterns for each segment but the trends for each segment were distinct.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0602, Biostereometrics '85, (7 July 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.956302
Show Author Affiliations
Robert K. Jensen, Laurentian University (Canada)
George Nassas, Laurentian University (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0602:
Biostereometrics '85
A. M. Coblentz; Robin E. Herron, Editor(s)

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