Right after the summer holidays in September, Studio diip has added a new team member: Chrissy. Chrissy has a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Economics (Visual Arts and Design Management) At Studio diip she takes care of the financial, administrative and organizational work. She also helps out with the marketing and communication aspects at Studio diip. At the moment she is working on the publicity of the Computer vision demo, that you can already see on our website.
One of the projects we spent a lot of time on this year is the development of computer vision software that can make a 3D scan with a smartphone to determine a person’s height. Together with Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Willem Jan Gerver of the Maastricht University Medical Center and app developer YipYip we have been working hard the last few months to make it possible for patients to do length measurements at home. We can now share the first results of this 3D length measurement by showing you how it works in the movie below!
How does it work?
You can make a 3D scan by walking 180 degrees around a person. The images are then sent over a secured line to a high security webserver. The software we developed uses algorithms that can turn these images into 3D points. When the 3D image has been created they are automatically made anonymous and the original images are deleted. With the 3D image our software can take all kinds of measurements. A 3D image created with a phone looks like this:
The goal of this software is to make it easier for parents of children with a growth deficiency to do an objective length measurement and immediately share it with their pediatrician. At this moment it takes 4 hospital visits a year and some of these visits are purely for a length measurement. Measuring at home with a traditional measuring rod is not accurate enough to get a good idea of growth over a year. With this application both parent and children get more control and feedback about the effect of the treatment and this should reduce travel time and anxiety as well.
For now in lab testing the results of a 3D length measurement seem to be on par with a traditional stadiometer (measuring rod) when measured by a physician or nurse. But the 3D technology does require the patient to stand relatively still and that there is enough space to move around with the phone. Therefore there is currently being checked if there is a way to make it easier for example by performing the length measurement on normal pictures. This gives less information about the anatomy of the patient, but should be easier to use.
At Studio diip we are working more often with 3D computer vision project lately. In this project we create 3D models by using normal smartphone images, but we can also create them using special 3D cameras, LiDAR systems and other technologies. We also often work on apps for iOS and Android by adding a piece of computer vision software to them for the app developers to use. The actual app and interface itself is something we don’t usually make, we’d rather leave that to specialized companies like YipYip who are very skilled at this. If you’d like to know more about the possibilities of 3D computer vision or image recognition in apps, take a look at our website or contact us to make an appointment and see these things for yourself.
Because there are a lot of new projects coming up in the next few months, Studio diip and diip Blockchain are looking for more developers. Read the vacancy here (Dutch language only).
We have another new team member to introduce at Studio diip since March 2019: Tim Treurniet. Tim has a Bachelor‘s and Master’s degree in Industrial Design at the Eindhoven University of Technology. During his Master program he specialized in product design for healthcare. Tim has a broad interest in the technology behind products and their development processes, supported by a multi-disciplinary skill set. At Studio diip Tim works on computer vision projects. Tim’s first task was to create the awesome 3D visualizations that you can see in this news post and the rotating 3D images in our team member section in about.
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