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The Biostereometrics In Art Of Respiration
Author(s): Kovats Ferenc Jr.
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Paper Abstract

We are taking it as a starting point, that a living body could never occupy the same space determined by three axis. As consequence biostereometrics has to operate with all-round informations. The non contact, all-round biometry of a freely modving, living body is realized by different researchers. It is actual to determinate the proceedings with spatiotemporal informations. Studying the breathing movements of the thorax and abdomen, the best method is to compose the actual Volume Distribution Profile, VDP, of the trunk. Produced in a regular frequency VDP-s can be applicated on the time axis and so we compose the Integrated Surface of the Breathing Movements, ISBM, which is characteristical for age, sex and type. With a computed system it is easy to visualize on a display the form-changing of VDP-s during breathing movements. We hope, that the time isn't far way when we can use this parameter as the ECG. This is a global information. Localized informations can be produced also by means of horizontal sections. The form-changing surface of identical sections during the breathing gives localized data. One of the next steps must be a data reduction, to obtain minimum number of relevant points, the help of which patients can be grouped.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 1980
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0166, NATO Symposium on Applications of Human Biostereometrics, (29 July 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.956960
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Kovats Ferenc Jr., National Institute for Pneumology (Hungary)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0166:
NATO Symposium on Applications of Human Biostereometrics
A. M. Coblentz; Robin E. Herron, Editor(s)

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