Low cost, multispectral imaging technology provides in-depth skin analysis to create truly personalised recommendations for consumers in-store and at home

What would your skin say if it could talk?

Product design and development firm Cambridge Consultants today unveils the latest disruptive application for its Skintuition technology platform: providing personalised recommendations to consumers for achieving the best results from skincare and cosmetic products. The technology is on show at CES 2018, January 9-12, in Las Vegas.

Skintuition now helps consumers to identify the exact shades of concealer and foundation to hide blemishes in their skin, based on their natural skin colour and the lighting conditions they want to look their best in – whether that’s in daylight or under fluorescent lighting when out at night.

This multi-spectral imaging technology can revolutionise the consumer experience across cosmetics, personal care and consumer healthcare, with the ability to measure and advise on conditions such as skin dryness or acne, and the effects of ageing. In addition to conducting a one-off analysis of the consumer’s skin condition, to aid with purchasing decisions in store or which products to apply at home, the technology enables consumers to monitor changes over time, including the impact that their products are having on their skin. Tomorrow’s consumers might assess the reduction of fine lines or improvements in skin hydration over time, using these insights to adjust their skincare routines for the best results.

The technology can be embodied as a low cost smartphone accessory for use at home – a simple clip on device for consumers’ smartphones – or as a countertop tablet for in-store use.

The personalisation trend is taking the consumer goods industry by storm, with optical technologies increasingly making their way onto cosmetics counters. Embedded with colour and texture sensors, these systems are capable of colour matching foundations and concealers to individual skin tones. However, today’s optical systems typically use one of two approaches: analysing only a small area of skin with an expensive but highly functional device, limiting its use to high end brands and department stores, or using a smartphone camera-based app, whose functionality will always be limited by the data that can be obtained by the smartphone camera alone.

By capturing a multi-spectral image of a large area on the body, as opposed to capturing a spot measurement, the system becomes non-contact, improving the user experience. The system simulates a range of lighting scenarios, allowing consumers to optimise their look, whether they plan to use the cosmetic product outside under direct sunlight, in overcast conditions or indoors under artificial lighting. Because the additional hardware is simply a selection of different wavelength LEDS, with advanced algorithms performing the image processing, the cost can be very low.

“Consumers are demanding increased personalisation. In cosmetics and consumer healthcare products there is a need to understand the consumer before a truly personalised product can be recommended,” said Edward Brunner, Head of Asia Consumer Business at Cambridge Consultants. “Current solutions either involve expensive hardware, or are limited in the quality and accuracy of the data they can obtain. Our multi-spectral imaging approach bridges the gap, generating valuable information on a consumer’s skin by combining a low cost device with smartphones and tablets”.

Cambridge Consultants will be demonstrating Skintuition at CES 2018, January 9-12, in Las Vegas at the Sands Expo, Level 2, Halls A-D stand 44137.

Notes to editors

캠브리지 컨설턴트(Cambridge Consultants)는 혁신적인 제품을 개발하고, 지적 재산권을 창출 및 라이선스하며, 전 세계 고객을 대상으로 기술 중심 문제를 해결하는 비즈니스 컨설팅 서비스를 제공합니다. 캠브리지 컨설턴트는 60년 이상 기업고객이 신기술을 도입하여 업계 최초로 제품을 출시하거나, 새로운 시장에 진출하거나, 기존 시장을 확장하거나, 사업기회를 상업적 성공으로 전환하도록 지원해 왔다. 엔지니어, 과학자, 수학자 및 디자이너를 포함한 900명 이상의 인원이 캠브리지(영국), 보스턴(미국), 도쿄(동경), 싱가포르(싱가포르)의 연구소에서 의료 기술, 산업 및 소비자 제품, 디지털 보건, 에너지 및 무선 통신 등 다양한 업종에 걸친 솔루션을 제공합니다.더 많은 정보를 원하시면, www.cambridgeconsultants.com를 방문하세요.

케임브리지 컨설턴트(Cambridge Consultants)는 캡제미니 그룹의 혁신 컨설팅 브랜드인 캡제미니 인벤트 (Capgemini Invent)의 소속입니다. 캡제미니 인벤트는 CxO가 조직의 미래를 계획하고 구축할 수 있도록 지원합니다. 30개 이상의 오피스와 25개 이상의 창의적인 연구소를 보유하고 있습니다.  캡제미니 인벤트의 7,000 여개의 팀들은 창의적인 설계, 깊은 산업 전문 지식과 통찰력을 바탕으로 미래의 새로운 디지털 솔루션 및 비즈니스 모델을 개발합니다. 

캡제미니 인벤트는 그룹의 핵심적인 부문으로, 기술력을 바탕으로 고객사의 비즈니스를 혁신하고 관리하는 데 있어 기업과 협력하는 글로벌 리더입니다.  캡제미니 그룹은한 포용적이고 지속 가능한 미래를 위하기술을 통해 인간의 에너지를 촉발하려는 목적에 따라 매일 발전됩니다. 거의 50 개국에서 270,000 명의 팀원으로 구성된 책임감 있고 다양한 조직입니다. 우수한 50 년 전통과 깊은 산업 전문성을 갖춘 캡제미니는 빠르게 진화하고 혁신적인 클라우드, 데이터, AI, 커넥티비티 소프트웨어, 디지털 엔지니어링 및 플랫폼에 힘입어 전략 및 설계에서 운영에 이르기까지 비즈니스의 전체 폭을 해결할 수 있도록 고객사로부터 신뢰를 받고 있습니다. 캡제미니 그룹은 2020 년 글로벌 매출이 160 억 유로라고 보고했습니다.
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Cambridge Consultants develops breakthrough products, creates and licenses intellectual property, and provides business consultancy in technology-critical issues for clients worldwide. For more than 50 years, the company has been helping its clients turn business opportunities into commercial successes, whether they are launching first-to-market products, entering new markets or expanding existing markets through the introduction of new technologies. With a team of 750 staff, including engineers, scientists, mathematicians and designers, in offices in Cambridge (UK), Boston, Seattle, San Francisco (USA) and Singapore, Cambridge Consultants offers solutions across a diverse range of industries including medical technology, industrial and consumer products, digital health, energy and wireless communications. For more information, visit: www.cambridgeconsultants.com

Cambridge Consultants is part of Altran, a global leader in engineering and R&D services which offers its clients a new way to innovate. Altran works alongside its clients on every link in the value chain of their project, from conception to industrialisation. In 2016, the Altran group generated revenues of €2.120bn. With a headcount of more than 30,000 employees, Altran is present in more than 20 countries. For more information, visit: www.altran.com

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