Putting the Pieces Together: A System for Interactive Reassembly of 3D Solid Objects

This video blog demonstrates how users may reconstruct objects interactively on our ShaRP 3D rendering program. The particular object reconstructed is a collection of bone fragments from a bovine femur. Applications of the developed system are numerous. We are currently investigating applications of this system for reconstructing broken fragments of small solid objects such as archaeological artifacts and very large solid objects such as fallen columns and walls of ancient structures. Medical applications of this software include the opportunity to reconstruct traumatic bone fractures which can benefit orthopaedic surgeons by allowing them to reconstruct the bone fragments virtually as part of pre-operative surgical planning.