3 steps to achieve 3D head and face scan

It has never been easier to get a 3D head scan! Discover how to 3D scan your head and face with a smartphone in just 3 steps. In this article, we’ll explore how these three steps open up the field of possibilities, for product personalization and customer experience.

3D scanning of face and head with a smartphone

Today’s smartphones open up wide horizons in the field of 3D scanning. Photogrammetry, widespread on all iOS and Android phones, is the most common method for creating 3D models. But recently, Apple smartphones have become increasingly sophisticated. These include the 3D LiDAR sensor and the TrueDepth camera (known as FaceID). These two technological advances open up new scanning opportunities.

At MyFit Solutions, we’ve taken full advantage of all smartphones’ functionalities. From front cameras to rear cameras, we’ve developed a complete solution.

While there are many possibilities for 3D scanning via a cell phone, let’s discover the optimal method for scanning a complex part of the human body: the face and head. Let’s dive into the process of 3D scanning from the rear cameras of your Android or iOS smartphones.

Can you 3D scan with a smartphone?

The answer is yes! Here’s the 3-step guide to getting a full 3D head scan with a MyFit Solutions app:

1/ Getting ready and setting up

Optimize the environment: control brightness to avoid direct rays or windows that are too close. Ideally, every angle of the person should be evenly lit. Choose a calm location with no external disturbances.

Clear the face: For accurate scanning, remove any hair that may impair scan quality. For greater facial detail, tuck the hair back. Depending on need and use case, it may be advisable to cover the hair with a cap.

Remain motionless: The person being scanned should keep as still as possible and maintain the same facial expression throughout the process. This ensures more accurate and consistent scan results.

2/ Scanning intuitively

Maintain equal distance: Make sure you maintain a constant distance between the phone and the face throughout the head scan. This is essential to avoid distortion and ensure uniform data acquisition.

Maintain equal distance: Make sure you maintain a constant distance between the phone and the face throughout the head scan. This is essential to avoid distortion and ensure uniform data acquisition.

Unlike traditional 3D capture methods that require extensive training, MyFit Solutions simplifies the scanning process. Thanks to our mobile application on your smartphone, let yourself be guided by our experience, designed to be as intuitive as possible! With MyFit Solutions, 3D facial scanning becomes accessible to everyone, without the need for prior expertise.

3/ Download the 3D model of the head

Access your 3D model in just a few moments, directly on your phone or from the associated web platform. These millimeter-accurate models can be downloaded in .stl or .obj format. This web platform can be integrated into your existing digital processes via standard connectors (APIs and Webhook). 

You now have all the keys you need to achieve the perfect result of a precise head in 3D that’s accessible anywhere, anytime! However, you may be wondering why you should invest in a 3D scan, and what to do with the 3D reconstruction you get? That’s what we’re going to explore in the rest of this article.

How do I use a 3D model of the head and face?

3D acquisition of the head and face offers a wide range of opportunities and applications in the medical and luxury sectors. This innovative technology expands the horizons for personalizing products and customer experiences, creating a unique opportunity in a variety of sectors.

Detecting and monitoring pathologies:

In the medical field, 3D scans of the head and face enable precise monitoring of the evolution of pathologies. For example, in the case of a 3D scan of the torso, we can detect and monitor patients’ scoliosis. This improves patient care by providing detailed visual information for healthcare professionals, accessible remotely or in the office.

Creating made-to-measure products

This technology is also revolutionizing the manufacture of customized products. In the medical sector, this can mean the creation of masks adapted to specific needs, such as those used in the treatment of sleep apnea. 

But equally, for personal protective equipment (PPE), such as helmets, 3D scanning offers precise customization, ensuring a perfect fit and an optimal level of protection. 

Similarly, in the eyewear industry, this technology guarantees a perfect fit. And it’s all based on the unique anatomical features of the head and face.

Projecting your customers

In the luxury sector, 3D scanning goes beyond simple product personalization. It enables the creation of high-end customer experiences. It is now possible to create photo-realistic 3D avatars that are true to actual dimensions. This three-dimensional digital representation enables luxury professionals to present bespoke creations, design perfectly fitting jewelry, or even make precise size adjustments. The use of digital duplicates guarantees a unique and exclusive experience for every customer.

In short, 3D head and face scanning is a valuable tool for professionals in a variety of industries. It enables the customization of made-to-measure products. What’s more, with advances in technology, 3D scanning of the head and face is now within reach!

At MyFit Solutions, we offer innovative solutions to facilitate 3D acquisition, ensuring a high level of precision.

Would you like to find out more about our 3D scanning solutions and applications?