Algorithm generated custom fit eyewear

Design and implement an algorithm based on grasshopper environment to generate 3D eyewear model from given 3D head scan. Greatly improve opticians’ workflow of providing eyewear customization service. The project was inspired by my work in Body Scan Lab in Georgia Tech

Role: Design Researcher

It is a project seeking to find an approach to realize automatic modeling process to fit customer’s body. It is a step forward to introduce custom device to more human.

This project focus on the wearable glassware industry. The objective of this project is to develop a design tool to automatic fit a person’s face based on an imported scanned head file. The end modified eyewear will retain its original aesthetic frame and customers are able to apply design pattern in the frame.

Current eyewear brands manufacture eyewear only in a few specific sizes. This results in a large number of people whose facial dimensions fall outside that size range and so are unable to purchase the eyewear they like due to it offering a poor fit. This project aims to parametrically adapt an existing eyewear design to fit the facial dimensions of any person using 3D scanning and 3D modeling software. An equally important aspect of the project is trying to quantify ‘fit’ at different points of contact of the eyewear on the face: to try to quantify what constitutes as tight and loose fit at these points. These values of fit were then incorporated into the parametrically customized model to obtain an eyewear that not only fits onto the face, but also provides the best fit.