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Mass Customized Design of Cosmetic Masks Using Three-Dimensional 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 30013, Taiwan

I-Jan Wang

Department of Industrial Engineering
and Engineering Management,
National Tsing Hua University,
Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan
e-mail: chchu@ie.nthu.edu.tw

Manuscript received October 15, 2017; final manuscript received February 4, 2018; published online June 12, 2018. Assoc. Editor: Jitesh H. Panchal.

J. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng 18(3), 034501 (Jun 12, 2018) (12 pages) Paper No: JCISE-17-1231; doi: 10.1115/1.4039335 History: Received October 15, 2017; Revised February 04, 2018

Cosmetic mask is a popular skincare product widely accepted by the youth and female. Most cosmetic masks in the current market offer very few sizes to choose from, thus producing misfit masks with reduced wearing comfort and skincare functionality. This paper describes how to realize customized design of cosmetic masks using three-dimensional (3D) parametric face models derived from a large amount of scanned facial data. The parametric models approximate individual faces using a nonlinear regression model controlled by a set of facial parameters easy to be measured. They serve as effective reference geometry to conduct 3D mask design. A prototyping mask design system implementing the parametric modeling method demonstrates the customized design process. The system allows the user to construct the mask shape directly on 3D meshes of a face model by specifying inner and outer boundary curves. An automatic flattening function unfolds the trimmed meshes into a two-dimensional (2D) pattern with a reduced shape distortion. This research enhances the practical value of large-scale anthropometric data by realizing human centric design customization using cosmetic facial mask as an example.

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Topics: Design , Geometry , Shapes , Modeling
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Capturing 3D face data using two noncontact scanners

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Marking landmarks in the image seen from a scanner

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Generation of textured 3D data from the face scanner

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Preprocessing and postprocessing steps of 3D face models

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(a) Typical raw data captured by two scanners from different angles and (b) three landmarks for merging the data captured from different angles

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Face models created by merging two scanned images

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Generating the region of interest with a sphere constructed from four feature points

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The smoothing results of two face models (left: before; right: after)

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Human face features related to the parametric face models

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Approximate face geometry generated by linear and nonlinear parametric models

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Construction steps of cosmetic facial mask from a face model

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Constructing the mask shape by specifying inner and outer boundary curves in the prototyping system

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Mask smoothing through the flattening interface

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Mask design results for different human faces



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