Just some thoughts

Friday, September 17, 2004

My current project: Rendering the Visible Human

I have thinking about and working on an application to render the data from the Visible Human Project for a long time. When I started working on the project I was naive to the huge difficulty this represents. The main difficulty is: How do we get the computer to isolate the various organs for display on the screen. It turns out that this is a problem in computer vision, an area of active research akin to artificial intelligence. There are multiple methods for doing this. I chose the method called, Watershed Segmentation, to accomplish this. I'm using ITK's implementation. I will try to post more on this in time.

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