Paper 10.283

S. Ettl et al., "Flying Triangulation - Acquiring the 360 Topography of the Human Body on the Fly", in Proc. of 1st Int. Conf. on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland, 2010, pp. 283-288


"Flying Triangulation" - Acquiring the 360 Topography of the Human Body on the Fly


Svenja ETTL, Oliver AROLD, Florian WILLOMITZER, Zheng YANG, Gerd HÄUSLER

Institute of Optics, Information, and Photonics, University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany


We introduce a novel optical measurement principle: "Flying Triangulation". It fills an important gap in 3D metrology because it enables an acquisition of the topography of moving objects. The immunity against relative motion between object and sensor also allows for medical applications. An easy acquisition of complex objects is possible - just by freely hand guiding the sensor around the object. No tracking is necessary. We will present a "Flying Triangulation" sensor for the intraoral measurement of teeth and a sensor realization for the full 360 3D acquisition of a person's head. Parts of the body can be captured with high precision by comfortably guiding the sensor, with real-time control of the result.


3D scanner, freely hand guided, motion robust, tracking free, low cost, intraoral measurement of teeth, human faces and bodies


Full paper: 10.283.pdf
Proceedings: 3DBST 2010, 19-20 Oct. 2010, Lugano, Switzerland
Pages: 283-288

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