Skelmet sport sunglasses
“We created Skelmet because we believe that for the 7.4 billion unique faces in the world there’s got to be an alternative to a one-size fits all product.” - Rain Wang, Skelmet COO.
Skelmet Inc., a Boston-based start-up, has launched a customisation concept that delivers tailor-made sport sunglasses using 3D scanning and printing technology.
One of the company’s three designs of its Skelmet Falcon eyewear range has been rolled out on Indiegogo, where it has so far raised 30% of its $50,000 goal.
The company is committed to providing solutions for the most active people in society. And to achieve eyewear that won’t fall mid-run, mid-cycle or mid-climb, the sunglasses need to as personalised as they can be, to perfectly fit the face of the wearer.
“We created Skelmet because we believe that for the 7.4 billion unique faces in the world there’s got to be an alternative to a one-size fits all product,” said Rain Wang, Co-Founder and COO of Skelmet. “So we set out to transform the way people shop for eyewear.”
Skelmet sport sunglasses
Using their proprietary 3D fit algorithms, Skelmet measures, analyses and extracts 86 key points to build a design of sunglasses perfectly engineers for the customer.
With Skelmet Falcon sunglasses, the company believes they have eliminated one more distraction from your daily exercise routine. Runners can have sunglasses that don’t bounce around or fall off, cyclists can have a more aerodynamic solution that doesn’t fog up, outdoorsmen can have a customised fit with polarised optics to improve precision, and motorcyclists can have something more road worthy.
Former triathlete, Olympian and Ironman Champion, Rich Allen is a backer of the Skelmet project and has high hopes for the company’s flagship product.
“I’m extremely excited to see what Skelmet are bringing to the market and I think they’re going to completely revolutionise the wearables industry,” Allen said. “No distraction equals better performance and better enjoyment for everybody.”
Skelmet sport sunglasses app
Ordering a pair of customised sport sunglasses requires using the Skelmet app to take a 3D scan of your head.
Ordering a pair of customised sport sunglasses requires using the Skelmet app to take a 3D scan of your head. Then, you need to select your preferred style of eyewear from the three designs Skelmet offer. After that, Skelmet take care of the rest. Using their proprietary 3D fit algorithms, Skelmet measures, analyses and extracts 86 key points to build a design of sunglasses perfectly engineers for the customer. Finally, Skelmet manufacture the glasses with advanced 3D printing technology.
“The design of eyewear is the same as it’s been for the last 200 years,” said Professor Roger Ball, Associate Chair of Design, Georgia Tech. “Every industry at some point gets disrupted and this technology that we have, scanning, printing, that’s the opportunity (for a disruption in the industry).”
After a dozen iterations, over 3,000 head scans, hundreds of product tests, the technology and process has been perfected within two years. Now, Skelmet are ready to begin pushing out its innovative range of wearables. They are set to follow up the sport sunglasses, with customised 3D-printed helmets, eyeglasses and snow googles still to come.
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