DEVELOPING INNOVATIVE STRATEGIES
Research driven initiative
Mensura Mask is a research-driven initiative led by a group of researchers from Imperial College London. It aims to develop a quick and cost-effective design-through-manufacture process for making custom-fit face masks, in order to provide additional support to healthcare services during public health crises.
You can help us optimise our process by joining the initiative and upload your facial scan, which you can easily obtain if you have a phone with a depth sensor (e.g. Iphone X). In return, you will receive a free CAD model of the Mensura Mask tailored to you. Using a commercial 3D printer you can then fabricate your mask within hours.
Please refer to Participant Information Sheet before pressing the button to find out how we protect your data.
Incidence of skin damage as high as 97% has been reported among healthcare personnel managing COVID-19. A customised mask can be more comfortable and prevent cases of mask-related injuries. However, not everyone has the time and expertise to create their own customised mask designs.
With a 3D facial scan, a 3D model of a mask tailored to your face can be generated instantly from our computer programme. All you need to do is to take a 3D scan of your face from a phone, upload the scan to our portal, and you will get a customised CAD model of a mask ready for 3D printing.
We are actively looking for funders, investors and collaborators from all fronts to help us bring our solution to the public and healthcare system. Potential areas of collaboration include: implementation in hospitals, filter materials, disinfection method, etc. Contact us below if you are interested!
How to participate
Take your facial scan (see instructions below for more infomation)
Click ‘Join initiative’ above to upload your scan
Get CAD model of Mensura Mask* customised to your face from us via email
*Disclaimer: This 3D model has not been approved by any regulatory agency and has not passed any laboratory test to show that it will protect you from the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), or any other air-borne particles. It is a prototype created with the aim of providing better fit, comfort and reduce cases of pressure-induced injuries for the public and medical professionals. It is not intended to replace any regulatory-approved face mask or respirator. The 3D model can be 3D printed and fitted with a range of filtering material. However, the performance of the mask depends on your choice of 3D printing process, printer, print material, filter material, etc. We cannot guarantee its performance. Use it at your own risk.
Tutorials on 3D face scanning app
Find below the apps we have used so far. Feel free to try different ones
Bellus 3D requires you to download an app on your mobile phone to take your face scan
Scandy Pro requires you to download an app on your mobile phone to take your face scan
Do you have any questions?