Health Seeing the face of the future

Seeing the face of the future

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have produced a new 3D imaging system that will provide patients considering facial cosmetic procedures with an accurate prediction of the results.

Winthrop Professor Mohammed Bennamoun, from UWA’s School of Computer Science and Software Engineering, said the team had developed a fully automatic system to produce a 3D analysis of results in facial rejuvenation procedures.

The system will replace misleading and unreliable ‘before and after’ 2D photographs that are currently being used by most health practitioners performing cosmetic work.

Professor Bennamoun said there was a rising demand for subtle and ‘natural’ enhancement of personal appearance through cosmetic medical procedures.

“Proving these subtle outcomes with confidence can be challenging with predictions of results often deceiving and unreliable for patients,” he said.

“What we’re working on is a 3D system that compares two overlaid images to produce a single and precise evaluation of the actual effects of a cosmetic procedure.”

To read more about this project click here. [Story credit: University of Western Australia newsroom]

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