Patent Number: 8,823,775

Title: Body surface imaging

Abstract: An embodiment of the invention may provide a portable, inexpensive two-view 3D stereo vision imaging system, which acquires a 3D surface model and dimensions of an object. The system may comprise front-side and back-side stereo imagers which each have a projector and at least two digital cameras to image the object from different perspectives. An embodiment may include a method for reconstructing an image of a human body from the data of a two-view body scanner by obtaining a front scan image data point set and a back scan image data point set. A smooth body image may be gained by processing the data point sets using the following steps: (1) data resampling; (2) initial mesh generation; (3) mesh simplification; and (4) mesh subdivision and optimization.

Inventors: Xu; Bugao (Austin, TX), Yu; Wurong (Hixson, TN)

Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System

International Classification: H04N 13/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018