Parametric model of human body shape and ligaments for patient-specific epidural simulation.

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Vaughan, Neil ; Dubey, Venketesh N. ; Wee, M.Y. ; Isaacs, R. (2014)

This work is to build upon the concept of matching a person's weight, height and age to their overall body shape to create an adjustable three-dimensional model. A versatile and accurate predictor of body size and shape and ligament thickness is required to improve simulation for medical procedures. A model which is adjustable for any size, shape, body mass, age or height would provide ability to simulate procedures on patients of various body compositions.
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