A collection of complex polygons, originating from a laser surface scan of a human body. This becomes the basis for a 3D represention of that person via Avatar.
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A new technology currently being trialled by the EU, seeks to substantially improve the LIDAR machine vision system's accuracy. To enable the system to differentiate between moving and stationary targets, and prioritise where to scan.
All 3D scanners have had one thing in common: You place the object inside the scanner, which performs a scan either around the object or through the object. However, if the item is too big to be encapsulated in this fashion, and you still have to scan it, you need an entirely different type of scanner.
Virtual colonography is a relatively new field, which is completely non-invasive. A computed Topography (CT) scan is taken, where the body is invasively scanned into slices, which are then reconstituted into a 3D model of a person's colon, for a painless colonoscopy.
For SIGGRAPH 2013, one joint research team presented a proof of concept method to solve the 3D printer problem - the ability of any 3D printer to theoretically counterfeit any physical object small enough for it to print. They demonstrate a terahertz-radiation 'watermark' that can be 3D printed inside a genuine object, is easy to scan for, and very difficult to duplicate from the scan data.
With the number of rubber body(part) studies that have been done, each showing that if it looks to be a body part, and feels like a body part, the brain accepts it as a body part, this research should also hold no surprises. We finally have direct proof of the concept that, when we utilize any tool, even for a scant few minutes, our brains integrate that tool into our self-body-image.
Rubber hand, rubber body, rubber arm, rubber leg. Time and time again, studies have shown that even if a body part is completely fake, completely artificial, if enough of our senses tell us that it is us, then we believe it, consciously and subconsciously. This can easily be exploited by VR, such that what you perceive to be your body, IS your body, even when its really your avatar.
A detailed and in-depth article by the singularity hub, on the quest for integrating the human body with a sensory network, and what such will mean for us as individuals, health and life-wise.
In order to link a mind to a virtual body, which will be controlled by the same subconscious and conscious impulses as a physical body should be, the link connecting the mind to the physical body, save for autonomous finctions, is likely to require severing or blocking for the duration of the virtual immersion.
The brainstem is the part of the brain that descends just in front of the cerebellum. It drops down from the brain to meet and meld with the spinal cord rising from the body. The issue is, how do we go about hijacking the brainstem, to splice a virtual body, or artificial body parts onto it?
When it comes to using chemical or radioactive markers to make parts of the brain easier to see, and more finely detailed with a magnetic resonance scan, your options have been rather limited.
Industry News containing the Term Body Scan:
Currently, one of the most effective ways of diagnosing dementia in its earlier stages is by performing an FDG-PET brain scan ? a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan carried out after injecting a Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) radio-active tr...
Birmingham's Heartlands Hospital in the UK in conjunction with firm Select Research have developed a 3D scanner that can accurately determine if a person is truly obese.
One human guinea pig who has tested the BVI scanner is...
Bern University Medical Centre, Switzerland, in the ear5ly hours of the morning a hearse sits silently outside the loading bay of this state of the art clean room facility. Inside, a dead body, a murder victim is being autopsied. The only d...
Virtual reality techniques are helping Danish doctors diagnose heart defects in newborn babies.
A conventional MRI body scanner produces a series of sliced images of the heart, same as in a normal scan. The virtual reality (V...
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science in Saarbr?cken, Germany have created a new kind of 3D animation technique which they believe will take most of the grunt work out of animation.
It allows a high-r...