Deformation Measurement of a Human Chest Experiencing Global Motion

  • Stuart Bennett
  • Joan Lasenby
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7378)


Current state-of-the-art techniques for determination of the change in volume of human chests, used in lung-function measurement, calculate the volume bounded by a reconstructed chest surface and its projection on to an approximately parallel static plane over a series of time instants. This method works well so long as the subject does not move globally relative to the reconstructed surface’s co-ordinate system. In practice this means the subject has to be braced, which restricts the technique’s use. We present here a method to compensate for global motion of the subject, allowing accurate measurement while free-standing, and also while undergoing intentional motion.


Motion compensation deformable objects structured light surface reconstruction volume measurement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stuart Bennett
    • 1
  • Joan Lasenby
    • 1
  1. 1.Signal Processing and Communications Laboratory, Engineering DepartmentCambridge UniversityCambridgeUK

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