Temporalis muscle localization on 3D head models

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Fig. 1 Finding the Temporalis muscle region on 3D head models.

Course/Project description

Temporalis muscles are interesting for different eating monitoring purposes. Compared to medical imaging methods, 3D scanning of the head is much affordable and usually less intrusive. Locating muscles on 3D scanned head model is an explorative and challenging topic. In the project, we aim at finding the locations of Temporalis muscles by comparing 3D head models. The located region can guide chewing-monitoring sensor positioning.


Learning objectives

  • Anatomy and functionality of the mastication muscles
  • 3D model registration software and tools

Course data

Project type Seminar
Language English
Presence time 4 SWS
Useful knowledge 50% model analysis+ 50% theory
Work distribution Python, MeshLab
Period Winter semester 2019-2020
Med. Eng. Seminar Title Advance Context Recognition (ACR)
First meeting Seminar introduction on

16. Oct. 2019, 17:00-18:30 at Henkestr. 91, Haus 7, 1. OG, R 373.


Up-to-date literature recommendations are provided during the lectures.


Final presentation and final report.


Rui Zhang

  • Job title: Researcher
  • Address:
    Henkestr. 91, Geb. 7
    91052 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-23604
  • Email: rui.rui.zhang@fau.de

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg