28 February 2012
4 - 5pm
Venue: Ground Floor Seminar Room (G010), UniServices House, 70 Symonds Street, Auckland
A Bioengineering research seminar by Dr Mark Sagar, Auckland Bioengineering Institute
The face is one of the most challenging areas to model due to its large expressive range and because we are acutely sensitive to its appearance and motion.
Unlike deeper skeletal muscle, the facial muscles of expression are embedded or insert into the upper layers of tissues, which are highly deformable with widely varying structural and material properties. These and the many constraining structures give the face its characteristic forms with which we are very familiar yet with which we are largely unaware of the underlying mechanical basis.
Dr Sagar's talk will cover the relevant aspects of facial structure and anatomy (still an area of ongoing research) that are involved in creating form and expression, and some of the challenges and open questions that arise in simulating the face.