Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, the Science Museum, University College Hospital and the Eastman Dental Hospital and Institute have joined forces to run the project which has already seen 10,000 join the database.
Visitors can volunteer to have their photograph taken with a 3D camera and explore what their faces look like in another dimension.
The photographs will be taken using the latest 3D imaging technology and will be used to form the largest database of 3D facial images in the world and will help with vital research. Researchers will use the photographs to study patterns in face shape and this could help surgeons improve treatment for patients with facial disfigurement.
Priya Umachandran, Contemporary Science Developer at the Science Museum said: “The Science Museum thrives on engaging visitors in the latest contemporary science issues and our Live Science programme lets visitors meet the experts and involves the public directly in cutting-edge research which has an impact upon all of us.”
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