Digital anthropometry and 3D scanning - ANTHROPO-SCAN

Starting date
October 1, 2008
Duration (months)
Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences
Managers or local contacts
Malatesta Manuela
Anthropometry, Scanning, Human anatomy, Prototyping, Foot

Objectives of this project are:
  1. to develop a software able to help anthropometrists in automatically measure foot anatomical dimensions from 3D scan data of the foot; these measurements will be called in the remainder of this project OSM (Our Software Measurements);
  2. to compare these measurements calculated with our software (OSM) with the ones manually taken with standard anthropometric techniques (called Manual Measurements, or MM) and with those calculated with a reference commercial software used for comparison (called Commercial Software Measurements, or CSM);
  3. to validate our methodology against physical 3D models of the scanned feet created with a Rapid Prototyping printer. This last set of measurements will be called Rapid Prototyping Measurements (RPM).

Project participants

Manuela Malatesta
Associate Professor
Carlo Zancanaro
Full Professor
Research areas involved in the project
Anatomy & Morphology


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