Weight Watching using ReconstructMe

by Francois Chasseur

Who would have thought that 3D scanning and printing could have a therapeutic effect? We recently discovered that quality per inadvertence.

It’s difficult to see our body changing, because we see it every day in the mirror. Even if the loss or gain of weight is great, it remains tricky to actually see it. Photos are often unrealistic due to light, exposure, camera, how you are posing.But you can’t lie to a 3D camera. For his huge weight loss, Sebastien called the services of VOUSen3D to make 3D-models of himself, which we achieved by building full body scans, using ReconstructMe.

Sebastien

Sebastien

In July 2013, Seb had a bariatric surgery (gastric bypass) and wanted to keep a more explicit memory than photos of his ‘rebirth’ as he says, his ‘refurbishing’, his new life. We met with him one week before his surgery, and every month since. After each scan he prints his new figurine out. You can’t ignore the evolution when they’re all standing in a row. These figurines are helping Sebastien a lot in his ‘psychologic’ healing: he can touch and see his progressive departure from obesity. He really knows where he’s coming from, where he’s going. When he’s looking at himself in the mirror, he doesn’t see an obese man anymore. He sees a healthier, more attractive man, with great self-esteem – which he is!

We wish you much courage Seb, congrats on the 50 lost Kg – only 30 more to go ;-) Enjoy your new life!

All images courtesy of Francois Chasseur and Sebastien

4 thoughts on “Weight Watching using ReconstructMe

  1. Sebastien Arbogast

    By the way, Sebastien speaking… I have now lost 70kg and VousEn3D scans have helped me a great deal. We’re even thinking of generalizing this method for all bariatric surgery patients.

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  2. Christoph Heindl Post author

    Hey Sebastien!

    Nice to hear from you. Wow, 70 kilograms? In what time? I was wondering how much 3D camera reconstruction really helps in losing weight. But it seams like you definitely proved me that it does :)

    By the way. At PROFACTOR we have a piece of software that would allow us to compare two reconstructions in best fit sense and colorize the differences. Do you have by chance two models of you at different times in roughly the same pose?

    What do you think it would it mean to other patients?

    Best,
    Christoph

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  3. Matt M

    Hey Christoph,

    Any word that this software to compare two separate 3d images can be packaged or sold separately in the near future?

    Thanks,

    Matt

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  4. Christoph Heindl Post author

    Hi Matt,

    you can use Meshlab to compare to meshes I think. It’s not very intuitive but it works.

    Best,
    Christoph

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