/3D facial analysis could help identify children with rare conditions

3D facial analysis could help identify children with rare conditions

A face in Cliniface

Facial features can reveal medically important information

Spatial Information Systems Research Limited (2018), Richard Palmer (2019)

Children with rare conditions could be diagnosed quicker thanks to 3D facial analysis software.

Richard Palmer at Curtin University in Western Australia and his colleagues have developed a tool that can spot subtle, but important, differences in facial geometry.

Around one in three rare and genetic diseases show up in facial features. For example, Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), a group of conditions caused by alcohol exposure in the uterus, often leads to a thin upper lip, a smoother …