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A system allows choosing your fully personalized glasses
20 June 2012
· A scanner registers the anthropometry of the face and optometric measures
- The eyeglass virtual try-on enables co-design and simulate frames before buying
- European Project Made4U outcomes
Buy custom glasses is closer to being a reality, as has been released in Barcelona during the presentation of the European project Made4U results in which participates the Instituto de Biomecánica (IBV).
This innovative system for the design and manufacture of glasses is worldwide pioneer and consists of a scanner and a virtual try-on located in the optician’s that will allow the professional record the measures of the customer. With this information, the customer will design the model of glasses he likes recreating the final result in a virtual try-on.
The measuring system consists of a scanner that records the anthropometric face measurements for a personalized design of the frames. In addition, records the measures that will enable design optometric progressive lenses as the customer needs.
This scanner is easy to use, since measurements are made in a few seconds with little margin for error, which may facilitate their installation in the optician’s.
Being 100% glasses adapted to the geometry of the user, this system includes a virtual try-on so the customer could co-design the glasses according to their preferences (color, shape, style, decorations ...) and to best fit their persona. This will erase an emotional barrier assisting the customer in the purchase decision.
Once the process has been completed, optician’s places the order, and thanks to fast manufacturing technologies developed by the partners in this project, the customer may have glasses within two to four weeks. The Instituto de Biomecánica has developed the optical measuring equipment and the design of the virtual try-on during the project.
MADE4U is the result of 4 years of work by a European consortium of 13 partners from 8 European countries and is funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme. In addition to IBV, have participated in this initiative ASCAMM, as coordinator, INDO, BRAECIS, EOS, K-INT, OPTICALCOM, PITA, plasty, Satisloh, Tiphereth, UAMS and Xennia. Further information: