Face scanner to predict results of cosmetic surgery

Scientists in the UK have developed scanning technology that could help cosmetic surgeons to predict the results of plastic surgery. The BBC reported that researchers at Imperial College London and the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead have developed 3D technology to help surgeons and patients to understand what the results of certain plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures could be.The science behind it is based on current 3D imaging techniques, which use multiple cameras to build up one multi-dimensional image. In this case, researchers use six cameras to build highly accurate images of the face and body prior to reconstructive or cosmetic surgery. In an interview with the BBC, plastic surgeon Charles Nduka said: “Unfortunately, before the development of this system there was no way to accurately measure the effectiveness of different treatments or to compare how long the treatments last. "Many newer techniques have been widely adopted without meaningful evaluation," he said. See original story here: http://www.privatehealth.co.uk/news/July-2006/new-face-scanner/