PaperModelers.com

Go Back   PaperModelers.com > > >

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-11-2013, 03:00 AM
ContourCraig's Avatar
ContourCraig ContourCraig is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 82
Total Downloaded: 64.10 MB
Human anatomy

Hello all,
I am a medical engineer who is compiling a new theory of human anatomical design. The new paradigm is based on the topology of the Moebius Band and the Klein Bottle.

Paper modelers of course should be familiar with the simple construction of the famous twisted paper loop. What I am proposing is to build up various components of human anatomy form from paper moebius loops. Two opposite twisted loops form a kleinbottle, which is a one sided suface that mathematicians claim cannot exist in 3D space. These mathematical oddities, however appear to be fundemental components of the human design.

My idea is to build up various forms, such as the hips for example. These designs would be painted as the corresponding anatomical components appear. There are several design challenges involved, such as double sided printing, and perplexing folding and gluing instructions... Anyone interested?!
Reply With Quote
Login to remove ads
  #2  
Old 05-11-2013, 05:41 AM
Ponytail Ponytail is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 609
Total Downloaded: 2.55 GB
Hello Graig,
I had no idea what you where talking about.... A little reading in WikiPedia gave me some insight: This is mathematics way above my level.
Nor can I see how you want to form this into a paper human body.
Maybe you can show your effords and interest will grow.
Maybe even more if you start with the hips of... 'let's say Beyoncé or even Pamela A.
__________________
Greetings from Holland

Willem E.
(AKA Ponytail)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-11-2013, 07:07 AM
ashevilleangler's Avatar
ashevilleangler ashevilleangler is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,539
Total Downloaded: 953.05 MB
I am also intrigued but doubt if my building skills would be up to the challenge. Please continue with this work. I'd love to see where it's going.

Curt
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-11-2013, 07:47 AM
nikischutt's Avatar
nikischutt nikischutt is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Posts: 1,467
Total Downloaded: 238.22 MB
Interesting concept. I'm intrigued, can you elaborate further how they are fundamentals components of the human design? (My spatial awareness is better than my mathematics...).

Regards from a fellow South African

Niki
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-11-2013, 08:11 AM
SCEtoAUX's Avatar
SCEtoAUX SCEtoAUX is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 7,212
Total Downloaded: 461.17 MB
Interesting concept. There is a pdo of a Klein Bottle on the Pepakura website. Pepakura Gallery > No. 29 in the Japanese Users' works
Pepakura Designer
__________________
~Doug~
AC020303 EAMUS CATULI! Audere est Facere THFC 19**-20** R.I.P. it up, Tear it up, Have a Ball
Reply With Quote
Login to remove ads
  #6  
Old 05-11-2013, 08:49 AM
Don Boose's Avatar
Don Boose Don Boose is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Posts: 18,061
Total Downloaded: 178.62 MB
Just be careful that, when you build it, you don't disappear into another dimension like Number 86, the subway named Moebius.

Don (with apologies to A.J. Deutsch)
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-11-2013, 03:22 PM
ghshinn's Avatar
ghshinn ghshinn is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Santee, CA
Posts: 947
Total Downloaded: 697.0 KB
Quote:
Originally Posted by Don Boose View Post
Just be careful that, when you build it, you don't disappear into another dimension like Number 86, the subway named Moebius.

Don (with apologies to A.J. Deutsch)
Well, at least the subway named Moebius finally returned. Remember Charlie, the man who rode the MTA, never to return:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VMSGrY-IlU

Garland
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-22-2013, 02:12 AM
ContourCraig's Avatar
ContourCraig ContourCraig is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 82
Total Downloaded: 64.10 MB
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ponytail View Post
.... A little reading in WikiPedia gave me some insight: This is mathematics way above my level.
Nor can I see how you want to form this into a paper human body.
The moebius band is really best illustrated as a paper model. You simply cut a centimetre or two wide strip off a piece of paper, loop it to join the ends, then rotate the top end 180 degrees and glue flush. Done.

The mathematical description is a nightmare. Firstly the moebius paper strips appears to have two parallel edges everywhere. But trace the edge with a finger, and one discovers the edge is really one line. This renders all the "Euclidian'" geometry one learns (or doesn't learn) in school redundant. It is a fundamental observation that the moebius band is assembled from trapezoid shaped paper strips. A smooth moebius band CANNOT be constructed from parallelograms. Try it and see. That is the extent of the math knowledge required.

The school classroom, requires that paper be kept in its "flat" state, mainly so that it can be assembled in books or neat stacks of loose exam papers. There would be physical chaos if the whole class submitted their papers in the form of moebius bands! Hence the subtle potential of the moebius band is discounted early on in education.... including medical education.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-06-2013, 10:57 AM
ContourCraig's Avatar
ContourCraig ContourCraig is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 82
Total Downloaded: 64.10 MB
Superficial muscles of human leg

Here are the first pictures of the moebius bands that are the 'anatomical formers' for the real human leg architecture.
Attached Thumbnails
Human anatomy-leg-muscles-basic-moebius-form-small-.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-06-2013, 01:06 PM
peaceglue peaceglue is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 337
Total Downloaded: 80.08 MB
Hello ContourCraig,

you wrote about a new philosophy in demonstrating muscles as a model. Can you explain why this is needed? Or what kind of advantages you get with your approach (in teaching anatomy or something else)? Or it is a game, what can be done with paper...

Greetings
peaceglue
__________________
Friendly PeaceGlue
Reply With Quote
Login to remove ads
Reply

Tags
human anatomy, klein bottle, moebius band

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 8.70%
Parts of this site powered by vBulletin Mods & Addons from DragonByte Technologies Ltd. (Details)
Copyright © 2007-2020, Paper Modelers.com