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A View Into The Body

A photograph of Volder Sick using a plenoptic camera.

Volder Sick, Arthur F Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering Professor, and Associate Vice President for Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering stands in as a test subject for a specially designed plenoptic camera that scans the surface of the iris and quickly renders a 3D model in the Kellogg Eye Center in Ann Arbor, MI on September 20, 2017. The 3D model will allow ophthalmologists to render models and detect changes in the surface of the iris, enabling them to quickly identify injuries and diseases within the body. Sick is collaborating with Maria Woodward, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, and David Burke, Professor of Human Genetics, as part of a Cubed project. Photo: Joseph Xu/Senior Multimedia Content Producer, University of Michigan - College of Engineering