Share Email Print

Proceedings Paper

Extracting surface area coverage by superimposing 3D scan data
Author(s): Peng Li; Brian D. Corner; Steven Paquette
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $17.00 $21.00

Paper Abstract

Surface area coverage is an important feature for evaluating the functionality of personal protective equipment and clothing. This paper present an approach for calculating surface area coverage of protective clothing by superimposing two 3D whole body scan images: a scan of a 'nude' human/mankind body and a scan of a clothed body. The basic approach is to align two scans and calculate the per vertex distance field between the two scanned surfaces. Because the clothed body has an extra surface layer relative to the nude scan, the distance field may be used to define covered or uncovered regions by setting a distance threshold based on the thickness of the clothing or equipment. This paper discusses the procedures required for estimating surface area coverage including data slicing, sorting, mesh generation and the computation of the distance field. Although the above method is straightforward to describe, some difficulties related to human body scanning had to be overcome in the practical application of the method. Some of these challenges included: 1) registration of two scan data sets with different shapes, 2) the frequency occurrence of void data, especially in the clothing scan; and 3) the clothing/equipment may cause tissue compression and deformation. This paper discusses these problems and our current solutions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 March 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3640, Three-Dimensional Image Capture and Applications II, (8 March 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.341051
Show Author Affiliations
Peng Li, Geo-Centers, Inc. (United States)
Brian D. Corner, U.S. Army Soldier Systems Command (United States)
Steven Paquette, U.S. Army Soldier Systems Command (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3640:
Three-Dimensional Image Capture and Applications II
Joseph H. Nurre; Brian D. Corner, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top
Sign in to read the full article
Create a free SPIE account to get access to
premium articles and original research
Forgot your username?