Consumers who need new glasses can now shop without leaving their homes using a new app called Smart Vision. Smart Vision technology turns your headshot into a 3D image by creating an augmented-reality 3D model of the user’s face from a 2D image. The technology allows users see themselves from any angle.
Smart Vision can show users what they look like in different styles of glasses. Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) have filed a patent on Smart Vision.
Earlier this year, Glasses.com developed an iPad app using Smart Vision.
In a recent statement, CSIRO said, "Because the technology places a 3D model of the glasses over a 3D rendering of the user's face, shoppers can even reposition the glasses, tapping the screen to 'slide' frames up and down the bridge of their nose just as they would in real life."
Smart Vision photo via gizmag.com
"Our computer modeling experts have developed a more accurate and reliable way to create a 3D scan of a person's face using newly developed algorithms that can turn 2D images from a mobile camera into a 3D model of the face. The technology calculates size so unlike other virtual try-on technologies, customers can try on and view products from any angle - perfectly scaled to their face," the company explains.
The Smart Vision technology tracks up to 66 points on a user's face. These points include eye corners, tip of the nose and more. The technology captures these points at a rate faster than 30 frames per second. Once captured, the system then transfers the user's expression onto a lifelike avatar created from a single 2D still image. Smart Vision gives the user a realistic idea of what they will look like in their next pair of glasses.
"Based on commercial and academic investigation, there is no solution on the market that can offer the reliability and fidelity that our face-tracking algorithm can deliver," CSIRO added.
Edited by Alisen Downey