Three-dimensional elliptic Fourier methods for the parameterization of human pinna shape

Carl Hetherington, Anthony I. Tew, Yufei Tao

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The paper describes an extension to existing work on three-dimensional elliptic Fourier descriptors (Park, K.S. and Lee, N.S., Computers and Biomedical Research, vol.20, p.125-40, 1987) which enables the efficient parameterization of the human pinna shape. The theory and implementation of the new method are discussed and examples of pinna shape parameters given. We describe an application of the method to the estimation of the acoustic pressure response of human pinnae and discuss ongoing work into the parameterization of full head shapes.
Original languageEnglish
PagesV - 612-615 vol.5
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2003
EventIEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - HONG KONG
Duration: 6 Apr 200310 Apr 2003


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing


  • physiological model
  • human pinna shape
  • Parameter estimation

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