Facial plast Surg 1995; 11(3): 244-249
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1064539
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© 1995 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.

Optic- and Computer-Aided Surgery

D. M. Rheims1 , L. Pflug2
  • 1Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Robert Debré Hospital, Paris, France
  • 2I.M.A.C. Deparatment, Federal Polytechnic Institute, Lausanne, Switzerland
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Publication History

Publication Date:
02 June 2008 (online)


Optic- and computer-aided surgery is a new, original tool for the diagnosis of dismorphies, both in its conception (digitalization of a Moiré pattern on the body) and in its applications (predominantly surgical, for legal medicine and didactic purposes). By means of this three-dimensional (3D) method of measurement by digitalized Moiré, the forms of the body in general and those of the face in particular can be studied and quantified with a high degree of accuracy. This precision in the geometrical analysis of its forms is achieved by combining the latest developments in optics and computer technology. This article presents the current state of the authors' research in the 3D synthesis and manipulation of the human image.