This summer, take the chance to get scanned in 3D at Belle Étoile. Scientists from the University of Luxembourg will be at Belle Étoile from 7-27 August 2018 with their Artec 3D Shapify Booth.
Why volunteer to get scanned?
Scientists at the University of Luxembourg in collaboration with Artec 3D are working on the future of 3D scanning, and they need you.
- Fun: Go home with your own digital selfie
- Confidential: the researchers won’t know who you are
- Safe: the scanner uses normal lights and cameras
- Quick: the scanning takes 12 seconds & the whole process 20 minutes
- Contribute to science: Participate in the future of 3D scanning
What is this research about?
Currently, state of the art 3D scanners and software can facilitate the creation of accurate digital 3D models of the body only if the subject is wearing skin-tight clothing. This has obvious drawbacks for everyday applications, and a team of scientists led by Dr Djamila Aouada have set themselves the challenge of being able to arrive at accurate estimations of body shape regardless of clothing. ‘In healthcare, for example, medical staff would be able to take comprehensive body measurements just by scanning their patients,’ explains PhD candidate Alexandre Saint, part of the University of Luxembourg’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust. ‘The benefits of being able to infer this data, despite occlusion from clothing, would be enormous in terms of making 3D scanning a viable tool for medical practitioners and enhancing efficiency and patient comfort’.
Another field in which the research could make significant contributions is security. Current techniques relying on face recognition could be greatly enhanced by the wealth of information full body scanning can provide. Unfortunately, current 3D technology relies on a large number of scans to arrive at an accurate body model. ‘The aim is to be able to arrive at such models from only limited data’, says Saint. ‘Eventually, we will even be able to infer 3D information from 2D images.’
Data confidentiality is of the greatest importance, and SnT is working closely with the Luxembourgish Commission Nationale pour la Protection des Données on this project.