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Mass Customized Design of Cosmetic Masks Using 3D Parametric Human Face Models Constructed from Anthropometric Data

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Chih-Hsing Chu

Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

I-Jan Wang

Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

1Corresponding author.

ASME doi:10.1115/1.4039335 History: Received October 15, 2017; Revised February 04, 2018


The cosmetic mask is a popular skin care product widely used by young, and particularly female, consumers. Most cosmetic masks currently on the market offer very few sizes from which to choose; this results in ill-fitting masks with reduced comfortability and skin care functionality. This paper describes how to realize customized design of cosmetic masks using 3D parametric face models derived from scanned facial data. The parametric models approximate individual faces by using a nonlinear regression model with boundary conditions determined as a set of easy-to-measure facial parameters. The models provide the reference geometry for 3D mask designs. A prototyping mask design system implementing the proposed parametric modeling method is created to demonstrate the customized design process. The system allows the user to define the mask shape on the 3D meshes of a face model by specifying inner and outer boundary curves. An automatic flattening function is implemented to unfold the trimmed meshes into a 2D pattern with reduced shape distortion. This study uses cosmetic facial masks as an example product to demonstrate the practical value of applying large-scale anthropometric data for the realization of human-centered design customization.

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