MEASUREMENT OF THERMAL SYMMETRY OF THE HUMAN SPINE BY THE USE OF MEDICAL THERMOGRAPHY
Keywords:medical thermography, thermal symmetry, 3D body scanner
AbstractThe Aim of the study was to identify the temperature symmetry on physiologically healthy dorsal parts of torso. Because of problems with the correct focus on the central values of temperature on the dorsal side of the torso, the methodology of 3D body scanning was included. For the purposes of this study, two databases of 23 thermograms and 23 scans of dorsal trunks were created. The measured value of the average difference was 0.4°C. The 3D human body scanner was used for calculation of the length and size of spinal curvature in the sagittal plane. An important contribution of the study has been to establish a process for obtaining thermograms through the identification of focus area with 3D Body Scanner.
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