The technology, called as Smart Vision, turns 2D images of the face into a 3D-graphic and calculates the size and scale of the face using measures such as the distance between pupils.
Dr Simon Lucey and his team, who led the research of the technology, said that they had licensed the technology to Glasses.com, touted as the world's largest contact lens retailer.
According to stuff.co.nz, the company is using the technology in a new iPad app, which creates a 3D image of a customer's face and lets them try on different frames for glasses.
The researcher pointed out that earlier creating a 3D scan of the face would require a sophisticated range scanner which can cost thousands of dollars, however, the new technology has made algorithm flexible enough to work with any smartphone, tablet or laptop.
The report added Dr Lucey saying that the technology could create 3D scans of other things just with a mobile phone, without having to have expensive hardware.
--ANI (Posted on 08-10-2013)