Principal Investigator

Asst. Prof. Dr. Miti Ruchanurucks
Kasetsart University (KU), Thailand

ASEAN Co-Investigator

Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS)
Indonesia

Japanese Co-Investigator

Asst. Prof. Dr. Ikuhisa MITSUGAMI
Osaka University

Awarded year

2015

Program

Collaborative Research Program for Common Regional Issues (CRC)

Field

Computer and Information Engineering

Abstract

This research started from a medical motivation. In burn care application, there is a need to estimate dose of liquid provided to patients precisely. Our research aims to generate 3D triangular mesh of human body successfully using a low cost sensor, Kinect. This gives hope to an automated system where the ratio of burn vs. full skin can be calculated, to yield the dose of water. It computes the ratio using a semi-automatic segmentation program, compared to conventional method ˜Rule of Nines™. Specifically, we aim to build full-body point cloud of human and use image based segmentation program to divide burn and normal skin areas. The 2D segmented images would be mapped back to 3D, and yield the ratio. Difficulty in this work, with respect to other full-body reconstruction, is the person being captured is allowed to move. In fact, the person/patient is not likely to be able to stand still. This requires non-rigid registration to update reconstructed frames. At the present time, we™ve been developing multiple parts of the whole system.

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