A Novel Method to Estimate Height of an Individual with Facial Index
Keywords:Facial index, height, 2D photograph
Objective: Face is the most important part of the body. Cranial anthropometry is well known determinant of
good and important aspects of treatment in the field of medicine, dentistry, plastic surgery, aesthetics. There
are studies on the facial index determination and classification of faces. There are very few studies on the
estimation of height of an individual from facial index as a parameter. Here in this study, we have aimed to
estimate height of an individual from facial index derived from his/her 2D photograph. Therefore, here in
this study we have attempt to estimate height from the facial index of an individual.
Materials and Methods: Study population were randomly selected 105 samples to measure the facial
parameters using digital vernier calipers manually, and also height with the help of stadiometer. Then the
facial index was determined from the postcard size photograph of an individual, then classified based on
Bannister classification and formula was derived to estimate the height of an individual from it.
Result and Conclusion: We observe a correlation existing between the facial index and the height of an
individual. This study will be of great utility for the forensic application for estimation of height from the
2D photograph of an individual.
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