# Dynamic multi-object Gaussian process models: A framework for data-driven functional modelling of human joints

22 Jan 2020Jean-Rassaire FouefackBhushan BorotikarTania S. DouglasValérie BurdinTinashe E. M. Mutsvangwa

Statistical shape models (SSMs) are state-of-the-art medical image analysis tools for extracting and explaining features across a set of biological structures. However, a principled and robust way to combine shape and pose features has been illusive due to three main issues: 1) Non-homogeneity of the data (data with linear and non-linear natural variation across features), 2) non-optimal representation of the $3D$ motion (rigid transformation representations that are not proportional to the kinetic energy that move an object from one position to the other), and 3) artificial discretization of the models... (read more)

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