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Bellus3D Announces High-Resolution 3D Face Scanning App for Apple iPhone X Utilizing Built-In TrueDepth Camera

Bellus3D FaceApp for iPhone X is first to utilize the Apple TrueDepth Face ID Camera to capture and reproduce high-resolution lifelike 3D selfies.

Los Gatos, CA, April 4, 2018: Bellus3D, Inc. a Silicon Valley startup formed by leading computer vision experts, announced today the Bellus3D FaceApp iPhone X application, a remarkable advancement in face scanning technology. The company is the first to utilize the built-in TrueDepth camera incorporated in the Apple iPhone X smartphone to scan 3D faces in high resolution with a lifelike quality that was only previously available with expensive professional 3D scanners.

Bellus3D FaceApp for iPhone X is an easy-to-use, high-resolution, 3D face scanning application that captures over 250,000 3D data points on a user’s face in 10 seconds while the user turns their head in front of the smartphone camera. Immediately after the scanning, the user’s face is virtually reconstructed in 3D with lifelike detail and can be rotated, zoomed and viewed in three dimensions on the screen of the iPhone X.

The app allows: the 3D face to be viewed with interactive lighting; the use of the smartphone’s built-in gyro to control viewing and; the ability to save a 3D selfie video to their camera roll photo album to share with others. Users will also have the ability to immediately post their 3D selfie as a 3D post on Facebook.

Bellus3D is the first to use the iPhone X TrueDepth camera for high-resolution 3D face scanning and the company is already seeing many new uses that will impact millions of people. Consumer applications incorporating 3D faces include mobile gaming, custom eyeglass design, virtual 3D make-up sessions, medical applications, 3D selfies, custom dolls, and emerging 3D augmented and virtual reality experiences.

Bellus3D is starting a public beta program in April to enable early adopters and third-party developers to test the application as the company finalizes its formal release. Version 1.0 of Bellus3D FaceApp will be free and will include posting of 3D selfies to Facebook. A subsequent release of the app will allow users to export their 3D faces in industry standard 3D file formats to other applications and AR/VR digital environments. Bellus3D will also release a Face SDK for iOS to enable third party developers to add high-resolution 3D face-scanning capabilities to their own iPhone X apps.

“We are thrilled to be introducing this exciting breakthrough to Apple iPhone X users,” said Eric Chen, co-founder and CEO of Bellus3D. “Our FaceApp takes full advantage of the TrueDepth camera to bring easy-to-use and professional quality face scanning capability to millions of users and will inject an entirely new level of personal presence into our daily use of digital media.”

In addition to FaceApp for iPhone X, Bellus3D currently ships the Face Camera Pro USB accessory camera for Android & Windows platforms. The accessory camera captures up to 500,000 3D data points and is targeted for professional markets such as orthodontics and custom eyewear design. The Face Camera Pro is currently available and will continue to be offered for Android and Windows platforms.

Interested users can participate in the beta trial of the Bellus3D FaceApp for the Apple iPhone X by signing up at: www.Bellus3D.com/FaceApp.

Third party software and hardware developers can register to be notified of the availability of Face SDK for iOS by filling out an inquiry form at: www.Bellus3D.com/FaceSDKiOS.

To see examples of 3D Face Posts on the Bellus3D Facebook page, visit: https://www.Facebook.com/bellus3d/

About Bellus3D, Inc.
Bellus3D (www.bellus3d.com) is the innovative leader in high-resolution 3D face scanning and face ID technology designed for mobile platforms. The company is a venture-backed Silicon Valley startup founded in March 2015 by leading computer vision experts to bring the next generation of face scanning technologies to worldwide markets.

Bellus3D Press Contact: Eric Zarakov, Phone: (408) 389-8737.






Bellus3D and Spreadtrum Showcase High-Resolution 3D Face Scanning on New Android Smartphone

Spreadtrum Communications is first licensee of Bellus3D dual-sensor structured light depth camera reference design.

Las Vegas, NV, January 7, 2018: Bellus3D, Inc. a Silicon Valley startup formed by leading computer vision experts, announced that Spreadtrum Communications(“Spreadtrum”) is the first to license the Bellus3D Face Scanning Reference platform for Android smartphones.

Today Bellus3D demonstrated the industry’s first implementation of high-resolution 3D face scanning on an Android OS smartphone which incorporated a built-in integrated dual-sensor structured light front-facing depth camera. The demonstration dispels industry predictions that the Android platform is 2 years behind iOS in face scanning capabilities.

Bellus3D worked closely with Spreadtrum to define and implement a dual-sensor structured light depth camera module that captures up to 200k 3D points with sub-millimeter depth accuracy. The new reference design contains two NIR sensors and a structured light projector, and offers greater depth resolution than the single-sensor structured light camera design deployed by iPhone X. It enables smartphone manufacturers to use off-the-shelf components to reduce costs and streamlines smartphone manufacturing by relaxing the tight calibration tolerances associated with single-sensor structured light depth camera module designs. In addition, Bellus3D software can automatically recalibrate the depth camera module after a smartphone is accidently dropped, which otherwise may require the product to be returned to the manufacturer for repair.

The demonstration shown at CES consists of a fifteen-second scanning process where the user turns his or her head to the left and then to the right, followed by an immediate on-screen view of the scanned face in 3D – enabling the user to completely rotate, zoom and see their lifelike face in three dimensions with high resolution detail. The 3D face model can be exported in a standard 3D file format to other applications for additional processing or display. The high-resolution 3D face scanning for Android OS demonstrated by Bellus3D is a preview of new capabilities being brought to market for mobile phones that will enable new applications beyond unlocking a smartphone with face ID.

“We are seeing a wide range of new and exciting applications being developed with our technology that were simply not possible before,” said Eric Chen, co-founder & CEO of Bellus3D. “Developers working with our cameras and software are now building applications that will allow consumers to use 3D face scanning to design their own custom eyeglasses, try on make-up with realistic 3D simulated effects before purchasing, and create 3D avatars for games. It is very exciting to see how our Bellus3D facing scanning platform is enabling a new range of meaningful value to mobile phone platforms.”

“Spreadtrum is dedicated to providing the market diverse products and solutions with cutting-edge technology and superior multimedia experience at a favorable cost, enabling millions of users to enjoy greater access to the freedom and joy that communication brings” said Mr. Adam Zeng, Global Executive Vice President of Tsinghua Unigroup and CEO of Spreadtrum Communications, “Now Spreadtrum is accelerating the integration of 3D Face capabilities into our mobile phone reference designs. Our collaborative work with Bellus3D is an exciting demonstration of the new possibilities with this platform.”

Bellus3D is demonstrating this newly integrated smartphone capability as well as exhibiting their currently shipping Face Camera Pro accessory camera for Android phone and tablets at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada January 9-12, 2018. The booth location is: Tech West, Sands Expo, Level 1, Hall G and Venetian, Level 1, Space: 51104.

Press are invited to see Bellus3D demonstrations at CES Unveiled from 5:00pm - 8:00pm on January 7, 2018. The CES Unveiled Event is located at: Mandalay Bay North Convention Center, Shorelines Exhibit Hall, table EP22.

Bellus3D Press Contact: Eric Zarakov, Phone: (408) 499-3173
Spreadtrum Communication Press Contact: Kathy Zhou, Kathy.Zhou@spreadtrum.com

About Bellus3D, Inc.
Bellus3D (www.bellus3d.com) is the innovative leader in high-resolution 3D face scanning and face ID technology designed for mobile platforms. The company is a venture-backed Silicon Valley startup founded in March 2015 by leading computer vision experts to bring the next generation of face scanning technologies to world side markets.

About Spreadtrum Communications
As an affiliate of Tsinghua Unigroup, Ltd, Spreadtrum Communications is a fabless semiconductor company that develops mobile chipset platforms for smartphones, feature phones and other consumer electronics products, supporting 2G, 3G and 4G wireless communications standards. Spreadtrum's solutions combine its highly integrated, power-efficient chipsets with customizable software and reference designs in a complete turnkey platform, enabling customers to achieve faster design cycles with a lower development cost. Spreadtrum's customers include global and China-based manufacturers developing mobile products for consumers in China and emerging markets around the world. For more information, visit www.spreadtrum.com.



Bellus3D Announces Immediate Availability of Professional 3D Face Scanning Camera for Android and Windows

The high-resolution front-facing Bellus3D™ Face Camera Pro enables new capabilities in professional markets at a breakthrough list price of $499.00.

Las Vegas, NV, January 5, 2018: Bellus3D, Inc. a Silicon Valley startup formed by leading computer vision experts, announced today that the Bellus3D™ Face Camera Pro is now in production and the company has started to receive its first orders.

The Bellus3D Face Camera Pro is an easy-to-use, high-resolution, 3D face scanning camera targeted to a wide variety of new innovative uses in professional markets. The new camera is priced at $499.00 and represents a price performance breakthrough that will significantly expand the use of 3D face scanning. The company’s first customers are using the camera for applications such as digital makeup simulations, virtual eyeglass design, facial surgery before-and-after simulation, dental orthodontics modeling, and custom face mask designs for scuba, industrial masks, and CPAP. The company also foresees the development of 3D facial scanning kiosks for consumers to scan their faces for virtual try-on, augmented reality, virtual reality, and video game avitars.

The new Bellus3D Face Camera Pro consists of two Near Infrared (NIR) structured light projectors, two NIR image sensors and a color image sensor which combined capture high-resolution 3D depth data and image texture maps. Over 500k data points are captured in the scanning process which are then used to reconstruct a highly detailed 3D digital model with sub-millimeter depth accuracy. The 3D face model can be exported in a standard 3D file format to other applications for additional processing or presentation. Once the fifteen-second scanning process is completed, the Bellus3D application software allows the user to completely rotate, zoom and see their lifelike face in three dimensions with sub-millimeter precision.

The company also announced today a new Windows SDK. Both the Windows SDK and Android SDK are now available to developers participating in the Bellus3D Developer Program.

“In the same way that 3D desktop printers have brought customized one-of-a-kind products to the mass market, our Bellus3D Face scanning systems will bring customized products and experiences to end users that are tailored to each customer’s face.” said Eric Chen, co-founder & CEO of Bellus3D. “Customized bespoke products will become common place – whether its custom fitted eye glasses, custom orthodontics, or virtual makeup sessions.”

Bellus3D is demonstrating their new Face Camera Pro at the CES in Las Vegas, Nevada Jan. 9-12, 2018. The booth location is: Tech West, Sands Expo, Level 1, Hall G and Venetian, Level 1, Space: 51104.

Press are invited to see Bellus3D demonstrations at CES Unveiled from 5:00pm -8:00pm on January 7, 2018. The CES Unveiled Event is located at: Mandalay Bay North Convention Center, Shorelines Exhibit Hall, table EP22.

About Bellus3D, Inc.
Bellus3D (www.bellus3d.com) is the innovative leader in high-resolution 3D face scanning and face ID technology designed for mobile platforms. The company is a venture-backed Silicon Valley startup founded in March 2015 by leading computer vision experts to bring the next generation of face scanning technologies to world side markets.

Bellus3D Press Contact: Eric Zarakov, Phone: (408) 499-3173



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