17 December 2017

Temporary hiatus 3D Body Surface Scanning while I build a customer base

I will stop 3D body surface scanning in 19 days (early Jan 2018) due to my software licenses expiring and I'm choosing not to pay $2,000 for an annual renewal. Unfortunately, my ad hoc marketing did not generate the revenue to defray the cost of operations. I personally handed out self-printed business cards to 250 folks I sized up as interested only to hear crickets after pitching the value of having 3D body surface scans. No radio, TV, Facebook, Google or internet ads to supplement my "whenever I think someone might be" approach. I promised my family I would cease paying the renewal if I did not raise the funds from selling body surface scans to others for $5 after the first free session! I generated $5 from one scanning session in the past year! I met that guy at a Quantified Self MeetUp a year ago. I'm looking for someone or business to buy my SizeStream SS14 now. I'm asking $5,000 for my SS14. I paid $10K in Aug 2014. SizeStream doesn't advertise the SS14 anymore since they launched the SS20 model this year. Depending on who you are (i.e., academic institution, commercial entity or governmental agency) and how many you are buying at once, the cost is ~$15,000 and the annual software license required to operate the scanner is ~$3,000/yr. So if you are business using the scanner as a means to an end then like many touch labor consulting services you want to generate at least $60/hr for every hour you are open assuming one low-wage (i.e., <$20/hr) employee. The startups like Naked.fit still are not shipping the $1,000 3D Body Scanner for the home yet. No low-cost in-home 3D body scanning options exist yet.

24 March 2015

3D Body Surface Scanning (and Total Body Skin Photography) everyday I'm home

I purchased a www.sizestream.com 3D body scanner in August 2014. Having a 3D body scanner in my home was the only practical way to amass the data for the development of the UI I will design and build for the LifeGraph/HealthGraph software suite of apps. I intend to use Ada 2012, HTML 5 and X3D/H-Anim technologies to name a few. I'm using Enterprise Architect for the requirements engineering and UML.

08 November 2013

4th International Conference and Exhibition on 3D Body Scanning Technologies

I am going to this event to meet who I hope are future business partners in my human health graph enterprise. I'm convinced no one has emerged out of stealth development with a direct to consumer solution for whole/total/full body scanning and imaging with automatic orthorectification. The requisite inputs for orthorectification are 1) an image with accurate sensor geometry and 2) an elevation model of the body surface in VRML/X3D format. I haven't found any providers of automatic orthorectification for a human body of any age, size, posture or gender at rest. Developing the body scaffold for the panoply of scanners and imagers moving along it is one of many development projects necessary for HHG success. The field of regard and field of view for the scanners and imagers will be smaller than the scanned and imaged area no matter where they are along the body scaffold. This will require a dynamic shutter as the slant range between he body and the scanners and imagers will vary 50% from a nominal distance of 15 cm. The elevation and image resolutions will be designed to match an adult human's unaided vision or 90 micrometers. This equates to approximately 200,000,000 vertices (elevation mesh) and 200,000,000 pixels per spectral band.

05 August 2013

my IRAD proposal slide nine (last) note

Here is my wishful thinking for a ROM cost to do what I proposed. No one mentioned in this has seen these numbers so you can laugh aloud. Labor 2,000 hrs direct Project Manager ($150/hr = $300K) 4,000 hrs Consultants labor (@ $150/hr = $600K) 4,000 hrs Subcontractors labor (@ $150/hr = $600K) MarkLogic for NXD Sizestream for body scanners and Canfield Scientific for skin imagers Web3D Consortium and equivalents for Acoustics and Haptics Materials and Equipment $25K for instrument fees (buy, rent, lease) to generate data from (tissue, fluid, gas, EMR) measurements needed to develop and initialize the Native XML DB (NXD). Sizestream will provide 3D body scanner and Canfield will provide the whole body skin imager prototypes for home use $15K for computing machinery (i.e., laptops, tablets, smart phones, peripherals) $50K for s/w licenses (Mark Logic Server, Ada 2012 complier, Bitmanagement X3D SDK, …) and class libraries. $5K technical publications (journal articles, papers, books, etc.) not freely accessible Travel $15K for 20 person-travel days, 10 round-trips to subcontractors and partners’ locations for meetings and body measurements. Virtual Worlds will used for collaboration and development. Other Direct Costs N/A The slide note follows: Basis of Estimates from Work Breakdown Structure (Earned Value Worksheet) Software Security Engineering Software Reliability Engineering eCommerce Design Computer Programming MarkLogic XML Server: WebServer, Search and Database Management System Instrument Manufacturers Consortia, Institutes, Associations, Councils, Societies, XML Schema | DTD Instrument data and metadata Web3D Consortium Members | International Society of Human Simulation Humanoid Simulation Tissues Hard Soft Fluids Gases Electromagnetic Electrical Fields Magnetic Fields X3D Standards Humanoid Animation 3D Graphics 3D Haptics 3D Acoustics

my IRAD proposal slide eight note

here is my eighth slide note for my Human Health Graph proposal Clearly, I attempt to stress myself out to achieve this productivity numbers! 8 hours per scenario, case or story 10 minutes per XML schema element or attritube 10 minutes per SysML or UML documented symbolic statement 1 hr per feature point or function point 30 minutes per declarative language statement (e.g., X3D node implementation) for 3D graphics, 3D acoustics and 3D haptics languages 4 hrs per specification change description 4 hrs per computing machine configuration 8 hrs per demonstration per platform So here is the list of work products in on the slide Statement of Work Create the 100-Yr human health baseline (documented as a HTML5 web site) Objectives—Database all data types, value ranges and measurement requirements Approach—Request health instrument interfaces and data types from manufacturers Results—UML data model of 100-Yr male & female life and postmortem disposition Create human avatar with interfaces via linguistics, graphics, acoustics and haptics Objective—Avatar acts w/date, time, location, motion, schedule, and health awareness Approach—Benchmark male & female health over 100 yrs then postmortem disposition Results—Avatar rendering and user interactions—25 most common 100-Yr life situations Milestones and Accomplishments (hrs are cumulative) I'm dreaming! 1k hrs M0: S/W Reqs A0: 100 Scenarios or Use Cases and 100 User Stories (1/gender-yr) 2k hrs M1: Data Baseline A1: Native XML DB of all health data types searchable and profiled 3k hrs M2: Instruments Benchmark A2: Relationships btwn instruments, data, …, and health 4k hrs M3: System Architecture A3: SysML diagrams created and fully documented 6k hrs M4: S/W Design A4: UML diagrams created and fully documented 9k hrs M5: S/W Prototype A5: mobile & desktop clients function 100 min demonstrating 100 feature pts and all UI feature navigation w/o warnings, errors or rebooting 10k hrs M6: Partner Agreements A6: Federal, State, local and tribal government facilities declare IOC

my IRAD proposal slide seven note

Here is my seventh slide note to my Human Health Graph proposal I will take the “Unlimited Pie” negotiation approach with partners (subcontractors, consultants, Consortia etc.). I attended the second International Summit for Human Simulation this May in St. Pete Beach, FL. I was part of the Standards Working Group after the first day. There are no standards for human simulation now but the members in the WG believe there is room for some. It will be a long journey to ISO standardization of some feature set for digital simulation of the human being because one has to choose where in a 100-Yr lifespan of a given gender and health state to standardized. The first step is to collect the services sold to date of the leading companies in this market. The survey results will form the basis for could be standardized and have market value. the slide content is worth reading too. Relevance and Contribution High Definition (HD) Digital Humans are relevant in any market where human safety or security is a factor in the trade of goods or services; developers want HD virtual humans for product development-BioCAD, BioCAE, BioCAM, and let's not forget about BioPrinting, 3D & 4D printing! Trusted, secure, low-cost and high speed exchange of HD digital health data, whether actual or desired from owner to retailer, vendor, supplier and/or provider at levels and quantities fit for purpose contributes to the reduction of the costs for doing business and the improvement of human health (all types—dental, mental, etc.) Markets such as Healthcare, Defense, Intelligence, Insurance, and Homeland Security are investing in human simulation which lacks ready, HD, low-cost access to longitudinal data from all ages and genders in the populace to develop goods and services in synthetic environments using the full spectrum of accredited digital humans for product decision making Business Potential, Opportunities, and Key Customers The potential for catalyzing human simulation, animation and modeling standards is huge if a significant percentage of the full human spectrum (age and gender) adopts and addicts to health graphing via a personally anthropometric avatar for several decades if not a life-thru-death time The opportunity to be first to market with the health platform built to evolve to a 100-Yr lifeline and generational bloodlines is huge—average $00s per human per year via payers and providers if not patients. Neither Google nor Microsoft personal health record initiatives are comparable because their interfaces are not optionally standalone nor anthropometric yet alone personally anthropometric via regular 3D total body scans and skin images Military Health System, Social Security Administration, NASA, ODNI, DHS, and DHHS will salivate for this technology

my IRAD proposal slide six note

Here is the sixth slide note in my Human Health Graph proposal Parents, single adults, relatives caring for their elders will have the platform to manage their and their children’s health while learning about the cause and effect of healthcare. The user based will become smarter and responsible patients, which makes tracking treatment and preventing diseases that much easier, hopefully less costly. I pasted the content for this slide because the note doesn't reveal much. Distinctive Attributes, Advantages, and Discriminators A personally anthropometric interface to health data history, monitoring and schedules discriminates this Health Graphs from every other health record yet alone its artificial intelligence for rendering your anticipatory avatar, obviating highly probable UI navigation steps Schedule, location, condition, instrumentation, and motion awareness True-color rendering of imaged and morphed anatomy, virtual reality acoustics of bodily functions and behaviors and haptic feedback Native XML DB architecture for structured, semi-structured and unstructured data I/O Based on international standards intended for highly-reliable, safety-critical, high-integrity, secure software engineering and programming methods (i.e., Ada 2012, et al) Tangible Assets Created C3 Group for project management artifacts HTML5 / WebGL website for interactive, anthropometric, multi-scale 100-Yr health baseline C3 Wiki for 100 scenarios, use cases and user stories Native XML database (NXD) of biometrics for 100-yo humans (incl. postmortem disposition) Integrated 3D body-shape scanner and HD radio- and photometric skin imager prototypes Service and System architectures in System Modeling Language (Enterprise Architect) NXD and software design in Unified Modeling Language (Enterprise Architect) NXD and software prototypes in Integrated Development Environment OS X, iOS, Windows 8, Linux, and Android OS prototypes