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Skip to 0 minutes and 7 seconds We have now reached half time of the course. This is usually the time for recaps and to talk about what to expect next. In the theoretical parts with Marcel, you started from very simple models that learned shape characteristics from examples. Now you have developed an entire modelling language based on Gaussian Processes. We can use this to model arbitrary complicated shape variations. Ghazi has introduced you to Scalismo and shown you how to build shape models, learned from data and handcrafted Gaussian Processes. You learned and programmed a lot and we see a lot of progress. Congratulations to everybody. Some of you may now ask yourself, where does this is all lead? Well, we’re happy to show you.

Skip to 0 minutes and 52 seconds Here we see some things that you can do with shape modelling. It can show if a bone shape is normal or pathological, or it can make faces age.

Skip to 1 minute and 7 seconds Unfortunately, we may not cover everything you’ve just seen in the eight weeks of the course. But by the end of the course, you will be able to work towards these goals on your own. Now let us turn to the second half of the course. During the next four weeks, we will be focusing on medical applications of shape modelling. In the second half, you will also work on your own big project, building a shape model for reconstruction. You will find a description of the project’s first task in the next step.

Congratulations and outlook

Congratulations to you all on your successful conclusion of our course’s first half!

After a brief recapitulation of what you’ve learned so far, we will show you further applications of shape modelling, such as diagnosing bone shapes or manipulating faces. We will then introduce the second half of the course and the project you will be working on on your own: the femur project.

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Statistical Shape Modelling: Computing the Human Anatomy

University of Basel