Monday, January 12, 2015

Video 3D Mapping Can Change Faces... Are Their Dental Applications/Implications Here?

Take a look at the video above.  It seems that researcher Nobumichi Asai has developed a way to project onto the human face.  By placing some dots on the model's faces for the projector & software to read, the system then uses the faces as a projection screen.

It's pretty amazing to watch & I won't bore you with all of the details.  Just watch & you'll see what I mean.

While I was watching this, I was thinking of the possibilities of what scanning like this might mean to dentistry & plastic surgery.  Can you imagine being able to project right onto a patient's face what they might look like after a cosmetic dentistry makeover or a plastic surgery procedure?  Being able to see it projected on your own face is the next best thing to *the real thing*.


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