‘Face-customized’ goggles to aid anti-epidemic measures

Have you seen the photos of bruised faces of healthcare workers from wearing goggles and masks for a prolonged period? In their forehead and cheeks red splotches occurred where the protective mask dug into the skin.

Many health care professionals criticized goggles for “causing the most trouble”. Limited size selection, inconvenience for near-sighted staff are just two of many problems.

In response to the various problems that traditional goggles bring to medics on the front lines of the coronavirus battle, Professor Zhou Kun‘s team at the the State Key Lab of CAD&CG of Zhejiang University recently announced a “face-customized goggles”. These goggles are 3D printed based on the wearer’s face measurements and fits perfectly for each user, which solves the problem of long-term wearability and comfort of goggles.

At present, this research result has applied for a national patent and completed clinical trails in two hospitals in Hangzhou.

Medical staff widelypraised this new invention: “these goggles are much more comfortable to wear. The entire ring fits on the eye socket, and pressure on the face is evenly distributed. Even if the goggleis worn all day, the marks left on the face are not too obvious and they disappear soon after it’s taken off. The lens is directly installed on the gogglesso there is no need to wear glasses inside the goggle anymore, andthe fogging problem is greatly improved.”

Zhou Kun said: “In fact, the application of thisautomatic head-mounted device design technologyis not limited to personal protection during the epidemic, it is also very promising for producing sports glasses and virtual reality/augmented reality devices.”

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