Category: Landmark Editor

What is a Population Average?

A population average merges together several individual specimens to form a consensus of the group being studied. A population average is useful for computing and understanding what “normal” means for a specific group. For example, what is the normal 3D shape of crania, mandible, condyle, femoral head, tibial plateau, etc.

Unfortunately, the IDAV Landmark Editor software is no longer maintained by UC Davis and the software download is no longer available. While the Landmark Editor has been used by thousands of researchers around the world at all the leading research institutions and museums, your best option for replacement is Stratovan Checkpoint.

While a post-doc at UC Davis, I led the software development effort for the IDAV Landmark Editor in conjunction with my advisor Nina Amenta and colleague Eric Delson at Lehman College, NY.