The ShapeGrabber Footscanner: A Low Cost High Accuracy 3-D System for the Acquisition of Human Feet

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TypeArticle
ConferenceSPIE Proceedings, Three-dimensional Image Capture and Applications III, Electronic Imaging 2000, January 23-28, 2000., San José, California, USA
Volume3958
Subjectthree-dimensional; foot scanner; range; laser sensor; virtual aperture; registration; calibration
AbstractThis paper presents a new acquisition method and the application of the technology for the acquisition of a person's foot. The sensor is designed to meet the requirements of measuring a variety of feet under various ambient optical conditions that can, in other circumstances, seriously affect the data measurements and reduce the reliability of the system. The most important distinction between this ranging method and other more classical approaches is the high tolerance of the method to external optical perturbations as well as reflections from other sensor heads. This allows its use in conventional "store" or "medical offices" that are usually bright places.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Information Technology; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number43617
NPARC number8913675
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