This project aims to achieve AI-enhanced product customisation with the use of an economical 3D scanning machine to meet various business needs. AI is used to develop head templates that integrate 3D scanned head and face data captured in a kiosk with an economical depth camera. Accurate models can be created for customised product design, based on different ages and genders.
Headgears are commonly designed for protection, healthcare, or communication purposes. To ensure a good fit for these products to perform their function effectively, accurate 3D head scan data is required. However, such industrial-grade scanners are costly and require professional handling, making them unviable for everyday applications. The project aims to use AI to develop individual head template in order to produce customised products.
AiDLab is the first research platform that focuses on the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with design. It was jointly established by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and the Royal College of Art (RCA) in the UK, and is funded by the HKSAR Government under the InnoHK Research Clusters. Located at the Hong Kong Science Park, AiDLab has established a new creative cluster of AI in design and is in a leading position internationally to conduct interdisciplinary research in three thematic programmes: Ergonomic and Inclusive Design, Innovation in Product and Service Design, and Intelligent Fashion Design and Quality Control, that drives innovation and sustainability, and makes a positive impact on both industry and society.