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BMI Based Automated Facial Index Classification to Aid the Process of Forensic Facial Reconstruction

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dc.contributor.author Vidanapathirana, M.
dc.contributor.author Rajapakse, R.N.
dc.contributor.author Karunaratne, D.D.
dc.contributor.author Sandaruwan, K.D.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-13T08:35:55Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-13T08:35:55Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Vidanapathirana, M., Rajapakse, R.N., Karunaratne, D.D., & Sandaruwan, K.D. (2015). BMI Based Automated Facial Index Classification to Aid the Process of Forensic Facial Reconstruction. The 13th Academic Sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka, 78. en_US, si_LK
dc.identifier.uri http://dr.lib.sjp.ac.lk/handle/123456789/4383
dc.description.abstract Introduction: As the process of forensic facial reconstruction is still at its infancy in Sri Lanka, we introduced a revel semi-automated approach for forensic facial reconstruction which utilized local skin tissue thickness and facial feature data sets. This study in with regard to the aforementioned facial feature aspect of the reconstruction process. Justification: Since facial features such as the shape of one's nose, eyes etc. cannot be ascertained from his or her skeletal remains, we propose a separate facial feature study for the local population. Here, we intend to use photographic data from a local sample to calculate the following (most prominent) facial indexes; Nasal index Eye index Proposed project: Previous studies done-in this area have used manual techniques such as sliding Vernier calipers to obtain measurements pertaining to these indexes. But following such methods will u adoubtedly carry a human error to an anthropometric calculation which needs to be precise, thus we propose to use automated image processing techniques for this purpose. Further we propose to incorporate the BMI of each subject to the data set, whereby we would then be able to analyse index variations in relation to the BMI based weight categories. Expected outcome The main objective of this study would be to anthropometrically classify facial indexes of a Sri Lanka sample population where the outcomes would be used in process of forensic facial reconstruction. An initial nasal index study was conducted for a sample group of 30 female and male undergraduates aged 23-26, using automated computer based techniques. en_US, si_LK
dc.language.iso en en_US, si_LK
dc.subject Forensic facial reconstruction en_US, si_LK
dc.subject Facial index en_US, si_LK
dc.subject Nasal index en_US, si_LK
dc.subject Automated computer based techniques en_US, si_LK
dc.title BMI Based Automated Facial Index Classification to Aid the Process of Forensic Facial Reconstruction en_US, si_LK
dc.type Article en_US, si_LK

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