Preliminary Study of Facial Soft Tissue Thickness in Indian Children from Mumbai City

Parth Shah, Yan Luximon (Corresponding Author), Vividh Makwana

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Facial soft tissue thickness measurement has found its applications not only in fields of clinical and medical studies but also in areas of ergonomics and product design. Various studies have been conducted to generate facial soft tissue profiles for adult population belonging to particular age, gender, ethnic group or location. Still there are hardly many studies focusing on measurement of facial soft tissue thickness for children. In this study, authors have tried to perform a preliminary investigation of facial soft tissue thickness at eighteen landmarks for Indian children from Mumbai. For this study, anatomical 3D head models were created from Computed Tomography (CT) images of the participants to measure soft tissue thickness values at selected landmarks. The results give an insight about facial soft tissue profile of Indian children. It gives an understanding about variance based on gender, location of landmark and tissue symmetry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Systems Engineering and Design - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design IHSED2018
Subtitle of host publicationFuture Trends and Applications
EditorsTareq Ahram, Redha Taiar, Waldemar Karwowski
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783030020521
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event1st International Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design: Future Trends and Applications, IHSED 2018 - Reims, France
Duration: 25 Oct 201827 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357


Conference1st International Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design: Future Trends and Applications, IHSED 2018


  • Anthropometry
  • Children
  • Computed tomography
  • Facial soft tissue
  • Forensic anthropology
  • Indian
  • Soft tissue thickness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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