Fuel3D has been awarded funding of € 1.7 million (£1.2 million) from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme to support the development of a 3D scanner technology that will allow full-face capture from a single 3D scan to provide data to support the provision of customized eyewear.
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme to date, with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 – 2020). It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.
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Poor fitting glasses cause discomfort and misalignment of the lenses with the eyes, a problem which has resulted in dissatisfied customers returning glasses.
Fuel3D’s proposed technology solution combines pre-calibrated stereo cameras with photometric imaging to instantly capture and process a 270-degree 3D scan of a customer’s face to enable accurate measurements to be taken and great customer service to follow: customized fit; virtual try-on; 3D printed frames; the possibilities are endless.