[Japanese | Thesis | Researches in Minoh Lab | Minoh Lab]
For the medical education, we propose a method to represent the growth of human embryos by deforming 3-dimensional surface models. First, we introduce a quantitative criterion to estimate that a method of deformation is medically valid for the growth of the embryo. Next, we describe the complicated deformation of a whole-body model of an embryo depicted by a 3D surface model, as the combination of simple deformations in partitioned areas of the whole-body model. By adjustment of boundaries of partitioned areas, the whole-body model can represent the growth of the embryo. To estimate the usefulness of our method, we applied our method to actual embryo models and displayed the effectiveness of the growth representation by our method from the evaluation of a medical doctor.