Touchless measurement methods can be used in medicine. Structured light is currently the safest and the most advanced method for wound or skin deviation analysis. Thanks to the possibility of capturing the real color of the scanned surface, the doctors and researchers gather information of all important areas that can keep the natural geometry.
3D scanning removes the need for the patient to stay in the clinic for too long. Within just a few seconds we can capture all information about surfaces and colors that can be analyzed further. The patient needs to present only during the 3D scanning process which is not only rapid but also completely painless.
The lack of X-ray and other harmful radiation allows the doctor to work with a 3D scanner without the need of leaving the patient, moreover, it’s safe for a pregnant woman or deeply wounded patients.
The method is simple – The straight fringes are projected by LED projection systems on the surface that must be measured
The curvature of the fringes is being captured by the detection camera that sends the digital images to the software. SMARTTECH3Dmeasure software transforms the images to the point cloud that presents the geometry and color of the measured surface. That’s the way we get the information that can be analyzed necessarily – if it’s for plastic surgeries, healing processes monitoring, posture defects analysis, etc.
Thanks to the ease of usage, SMARTTECH3D scanners can be easily used by people who are not familiar with metrology. The scanners do not require a difficult calibration process. They are ready to use directly after taking them out from the case. Furthermore – the operating SMARTTECH3Dmeasure software is intuitive and allows to provide 3D scanning as well as automate data analysis.
SMARTTECH 3D scanners are already used in Japanese research institutes such as AIST or UNITIKA where they are used to provide complex measurements on the whole human body or its parts. They took part in the European research projects of measurement the sportsman's legs.