Biology Applications with Photogrammetry

The applications for PhotoModeler Scanner in medicine and biology are in morphological measurements using 3D surfaces and point cloud measurements. Analyzing and tracking scoliosis, foot shape, and other deformities are some possibilities.

Examples in Biology

  • Animal skull
  • tortoise
  • scoliosis

"Reconstructing the three-dimensional (3D) form of living organisms in their natural habitat is a challenge and, currently, there are no methods enabling reconstruction over a wide range of field conditions and animal sizes and forms."

The research team of Ylenia Chiari, Bing Wang, Holly Rushmeier, and Adalgisa Caccone from Yale overcame this challenge by using PhotoModeler. The quote above starts their accompanying paper. When they started this project they did not have access to PhotoModeler Scanner so they used another scanning method in conjunction with the base PhotoModeler product. The Scanner results shown above were completed after the paper was published and show that PhotoModeler Scanner would have fit well into their work.