Skin Incision Using Real-Time Cutaway Based on FE Analysis

  • Zhongyu Chen
  • Guohua Wu
  • Ronghua Liang
  • Guofeng Zhang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3942)


The mechanical behaviour of the human skin shows a non-linear stress-strain relationship. Based on the behaviour of human dermis proposed by Hendriks, we develop a system to draw a specific skin incision shape which consists of four spine curves and two lines. Users can firstly define the two incision points on the skin, our system can superimpose the shape on the surface and show the skin incision cutaway. OBBTree analysis for the skin surface is used to put the incision shape. Followed by shape shown on the surface and finally a cutaway is generated to show the cut. Jittering problem generated by the above steps is also resolved.


Skin Incision Skin Surface Spine Curve Human Dermis Incision Shape 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhongyu Chen
    • 1
  • Guohua Wu
    • 2
  • Ronghua Liang
    • 3
  • Guofeng Zhang
    • 4
  1. 1.College of Information ScienceZhejiang Normal UniversityJinhuaChina
  2. 2.College of Computer ScienceHangzhou Dianzi UniversityHangzhouChina
  3. 3.College of InformationZhejiang University of TechnologyHangzhouChina
  4. 4.Anji Police BureauAnjiChina

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