Paper 10.042

S. C. Benderoth and R. Hainich, "Optical 3D in Vivo Skin Imaging for Topographical Quantitative Assessment of Cosmetic and Medical Treatments", in Proc. of 1st Int. Conf. on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland, 2010, pp. 42-51,


Optical 3D In-Vivo Skin Imaging for Topographical Quantitative Assessment of Cosmetic and Medical Treatments



GFMesstechnik GmbH, Teltow, Germany


The acquisition and evaluation of 3D data of human skin surfaces is an important aspect of both medical and cosmetic dermatology investigations. Accurate knowledge of skin surface topology is an important aid for accurate diagnoses, therapeutic decisions and evaluation of medical or cosmetic treatment progress.
Previously, 3D profile recognition of skin surfaces was mostly implemented through making skin impressions (replicas) and measuring them with tactile scanning devices. In contrast, the current state of technology is characterized by direct 3D in-vivo measurement.
The PRIMOS (Phaseshift Rapid In-vivo Measurement Of Skin) optical 3D in-vivo skin measurement device uses fringe projection based on micro mirror display devices from Texas Instruments for optical measurement. The intensive R&D work by Beiersdorf AG (Germany) and GFMesstechnik GmbH (Germany) has resulted in today's generation of optical 3D in vivo skin measuring systems.


Full paper: 10.042.pdf
Proceedings: 3DBST 2010, 19-20 Oct. 2010, Lugano, Switzerland
Pages: 42-51

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