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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014, Article ID 965036, 8 pages
Research Article

Novel Real-Time Facial Wound Recovery Synthesis Using Subsurface Scattering

Sungkyul University, Anyang 430-742, Republic of Korea

Received 24 April 2014; Accepted 23 July 2014; Published 12 August 2014

Academic Editor: Yiying Tong

Copyright © 2014 Taeyoung Choi and Seongah Chin. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We propose a wound recovery synthesis model that illustrates the appearance of a wound healing on a 3-dimensional (3D) face. The H3 model is used to determine the size of the recovering wound. Furthermore, we present our subsurface scattering model that is designed to take the multilayered skin structure of the wound into consideration to represent its color transformation. We also propose a novel real-time rendering method based on the results of an analysis of the characteristics of translucent materials. Finally, we validate the proposed methods with 3D wound-simulation experiments using shading models.