High quality digital anatomical models are used in a wide range of disciplines, including medicine, archaeology, zoology, sport, and art and design. Using 3D surface imaging technology at the Sheffield Multimodal Imaging Centre (SMIC), Sheffield Hallam researchers have developed detailed digital models for education, research, prototyping and product development.
From dentistry to design
The Sheffield Hallam Sports Engineering Research Group (SERG) has a history of delivering scanning services in the creation of detailed human and veterinary anatomical headform models. These have been used by a wide range of businesses and are always tailored to the end user’s needs.
Examples include the creation of a digital model of a human skull for use in a dental school, and model headforms for research with a speech and language therapy unit. They also worked with an artisan jeweller on a solid silver cat skull, creating a geometric model for use in the casting process.