San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 23, 2004
DigitalCustom Group, Inc. congratulated Dr. Barnabas Takacs, DigitalCustomÂs co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, and Digital Elite Inc., on recent recognition of their groundbreaking work in the development of software that helps plastic surgeons plan sensitive surgical procedures to minimize or avoid facial disfigurement.
A January 2004 article in New Scientist magazine entitled ÂFacial Modelling Software Finds the Kindest Cut,Â featured the use of Digital EliteÂs technologies to help plastic surgeons develop incision strategies to avoid disfigurement from surgery on sensitive areas of the face. The featured technique combines Digital EliteÂs 3-D facial modeling capabilities with patient-specific data obtained by physicians through standard pre-operative MRI scans of the patientÂs face. Digital EliteÂs technology was initially developed for the entertainment and advertising industries, as part of a research and development initiative to create life-like computer-generated characters.
DigitalCustomÂs President, Jeffrey Makoff, said ÂThe work of our co-founder Dr. Takacs and Digital Elite is important on many levels. The uses of digital animation, automated real-time image processing and editing technologies go far beyond entertainment. Innovation in this area is now driven by public recognition that digital imaging can improve peopleÂs lives in very tangible ways. Health care, historical archiving and cross-cultural communication are only a few examples.Â
DigitalCustom Group is a worldwide provider of digital photo editing, photo repair and restoration and Âphoto-to-fine artÂ services to businesses, retailers and consumers (through its Image-Edit & Art Web site). Under an agreement with ItalyÂs Fratelli Alinari (http://www.alinari.com), DigitalCustom has reference access to one of the worldÂs largest collections of historical images. DigitalCustom is based in Cincinnati, Ohio. More information about DigitalCustom Group is available at http://www.digitalcustom.com or by contacting Mr. Aaron Daru, Vice President, Operations, at 866-668-8880 (email@example.com).
About Digital Elite:
Digital Elite Inc. is a Los Angeles-based consulting and software company that develops high performance virtual human modeling and animation platforms supporting a variety of applications, including virtual surgery, digital media production and entertainment. More information about Digital Elite is available at http://www.digitalelite.net or from the Company at firstname.lastname@example.org.