Nigel J. B. McFarlane

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The introduction of integrative approaches to biomedical research (integrative biology, physiome, Virtual Physiological Human, etc.) poses original problems to computer aided medicine: the need to operate with large amounts of data that are strongly heterogeneous in structure, format and even in the knowledge domain that generated them; the need to(More)
A stereo imaging system with six high-resolution cameras (3032 × 2028 pixels) and three flash units was developed to capture the 3D shapes of live pigs. The cameras were arranged in three stereo pods, which captured the side, top and rear views of each pig. The image resolution was 0.4 mm per pixel on the surface of the pig. The system was used to capture(More)
Monitoring the growth of farmed fish is an important task which is currently difficult to carry out. An underwater stereo image analysis technique offers the potential for estimating key dimensions of free-swimming fish, from which the fish mass can be estimated. This paper describes the development of a three-dimensional point distribution model to capture(More)
How to make the air-transport system more efficient? The answer is complicated and yet simple: provide the most accurate data concerning the flight and share that information between the actors in the air transport system! Indeed this is foreseen in the ICAO operational concept adopted at the eleventh Air Navigation Conference in Montreal in(More)
A novel method for integrating multiple range images in a multi-view stereo imaging system is presented here. Due to self-occlusion an individual range image provides only a partial model of an object surface. Therefore multiple range images from differing viewpoints must be captured and merged to extend the surface area that can be captured. In our(More)
The MSV project aims to survey current best practice in multiscale visualisation and to construct a software toolkit which will make multiscale techniques readily accessible to biomedical researchers and clinicians. In this paper, current methods for multiscale data visualisation in several domains are reviewed, and a novel classification of multiscale(More)