bellus3D face camera at CES 2017 puts regular selfies to shame
bellus3D face camera at CES 2017 puts regular selfies to shame
jan 11, 2017

bellus3D face camera at CES 2017 puts regular selfies to shame


after the incredible hype of the selfie culture, bellus3D steps up the game with its 3D self-scanning camera showcased during the international CES 2017 trade show — designed exclusively for smartphones. simply by attaching the device to the mobile and rotating one’s head from one side to the other, the camera is able to generate hyper-real 3D portraits of the user’s face.

bellus3D face camera CES 2017 designboom
the user simply rotates their head from one side to the other for a full facial-scan
image courtesy of bellus3D



to create such an accurate 3D self-portrait, the bellus3D face camera includes high-end technologies that, once combined, are able to scan 500, 000 different reference points off the user’s face — which are later reconstructed into a full virtual face model. even more, the device includes infrared and color sensors alongside infrared laser projectors and circular LED light attached to the camera. 

full panoramic scan of a man’s face
image courtesy of bellus3D



for the meantime, the proposed device is conceived for android smartphones as an ‘add’on’ camera that can be plugged into a USB port for charging and streaming data onto the mobile phone to create the 3D portraits. once the calibration is set at the first trial the device will automatically adjust to the smartphone’s camera after every attempt to capture a 3D ‘selfie’. the product is set to be released in 2017 in limited numbers, at expected to be sold at less than 1,000 dollars.

bellus3D face camera CES 2017 designboom
two smart technologies are combined to extract over 500, 000 facial points and generate a 3D model
image courtesy of bellus3D

the technology combines infrared sensors and projectors
image courtesy of bellus3D 

bellus3D face camera CES 2017 designboom 
technical drawing depicting the specification of the face camera
image courtesy of bellus3D



project info: 


technical add-ins: two 1.2 MP infrared sensors, one 1.2 MP color sensor, two infrared laser projectors, USB port, LED ring light attachment, SDK for android device
working range: 25 cm- 1m ( face scanning at 30-60cm)
dimensions: 118mm(w) x 28.5mm(h) x 20mm(d) — excluding the ring light

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