Capturing a 3D Image
3D camera systems are commercially available and come with their own software which stitches the images taken into a 3D image. Once the image has been stitched into a 3D format it can be imported into the Cliniface platform for analysis.
Examples of 3D camera systems include the Vectra H1 camera which is a DSLR camera with a customised lens system consisting of two mirrors. This camera is a handheld device which requires the user to capture 3 separate images which are then stitched within the systems software package. The system can be used with a person seated, standing or in the lap. The subject must remain still whilst a series of 3 images are taken. This can be challenging with younger children.
An alternative to this are the 3DMD fixed and transportable systems which can take a 3D image of a complete face in milliseconds, which has advantages for young children. Depending on the system set up, it will either be fixed in position or transportable, so typically patients must come to the location of the system.
3DMD Camera System
Note: The CliniFACE team do not have any commercial affiliations with any 3D camera system vendors.