WIT Press


AN ACTIVE VISION SYSTEM FOR MODELLING BIOMATERIALS



Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/D&N-V1-N2-100-115

Volume

Volume 1 (2006), Issue 2

Pages

15

Page Range

100 - 115

Author(s)

K. ALEMZADEH, L. ZHANG & A. CONN

Abstract

This paper describes an active vision system based reverse engineering approach to extract the 3D geometric information from dental cast/teeth and transfer this information into computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacture (CAM) systems to improve the accuracy of the constructed units for patient care. The benefits of our approach are a non-contact measurement, low cost, and capturing all the surface data at the same time. Our system involves the development of a vision rig prototype accommodating up to three charged couple device cameras, image processing, and shape recovery from a series of convex profile (2D) images of complex objects morphology (e.g. incisor or sunflower seed). The rig is designed using engineering design methods such as a concept selection matrix and a weighted objectives evaluation chart. The rig concept design is based on the human/stereo vision principles in computer vision. The occluding boundary technique and its derived method, the slicing method, are described and emp

Keywords

advanced reverse design, modelling biomaterials, slicing method, vision system design