Clone your face17 October, 2011 by Chad
A couple months ago, we spotted these creepy realistic masks on Furukawa Airi’s blog. Recently, news of these clone masks have been making their rounds on the internet and Japanese news programs. By refining the previous 3D printer technology, the company Real-f is able to create life-like masks in your image (albeit at a significant cost)!
The new Shiga based start up claims to be able to “photocopy” people with their new technology, with the masks showing detail to a disturbing pore-like level.
If you’re interested in getting one, a “real face” mask will currently set you back 300,000 yen (or approximately USD$4,000). The company also creates “real heads” for 450,000 yen, though they seem to lack the mobility and fun factor of the masks.
But beyond the novelty, we’re not quite sure of the practical applications for such a mask. Though the same can be said for many Japanese inventions.
Click here for more information about REAL-f.
Images by REAL-f.
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