Evaluation of the accuracy of a mobile and a stationary system for three-dimensional facial scanning

Ali Modabber*, Florian Peters, Kristian Kniha, Evgeny Goloborodko, Alireza Ghassemi, Bernd Lethaus, Frank Hoelzle, Stephan Christian Moehlhenrich

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Numerous three-dimensional (3D) facial scanners have emerged on the market; however, publications evaluating their accuracies are sparse. In this study, the accuracy of two 3D scanners used in facial scanning was evaluated.A test specimen was attached at the right cheek and the forehead of 41 volunteers. These volunteers were scanned with Artec EVA? and FaceScan3D?. The acquired data were aligned to a 3D model of the test specimen for comparing the mean error, original length and width and angles to the measured values.The mean error in Best Fit alignment is significantly lower using Artec EVA (p?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1719-1724
JournalJournal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016


  • 3D-scanner
  • Accuracy
  • Artec EVA
  • FaceScan3D

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