Evaluation of an anthropometric shape model of the human scalp

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From: Applied Ergonomics(Vol. 48)
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Document Type: Author abstract
Length: 234 words

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To link to full-text access for this article, visit this link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2014.11.008 Byline: Daniel Lacko, Toon Huysmans, Paul M. Parizel, Guido De Bruyne, Stijn Verwulgen, Marc M. Van Hulle, Jan Sijbers Abstract: This paper presents the evaluation a 3D shape model of the human head. A statistical shape model of the head is created from a set of 100 MRI scans. The ability of the shape model to predict new head shapes is evaluated by considering the prediction error distributions. The effect of using intuitive anthropometric measurements as parameters is examined and the sensitivity to measurement errors is determined. Using all anthropometric measurements, the average prediction error is 1.60 [+ or -] 0.36 mm, which shows the feasibility of the new parameters. The most sensitive measurement is the ear height, the least sensitive is the arc length. Finally, two applications of the anthropometric shape model are considered: the study of the male and female population and the design of a brain-computer interface headset. The results show that an anthropometric shape model can be a valuable tool for both research and design. Author Affiliation: (a) iMinds-Vision Lab, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium (b) Product Development, Faculty of Design Sciences, University of Antwerp, Belgium (c) Laboratorium voor Neuro-en Psychofysiologie, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium (d) Department of Radiology, Antwerp University Hospital & University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium Article History: Received 9 May 2014; Accepted 17 November 2014

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