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Bellus3D Launches ARC 3D Face Scanning Solution at CES 2020

New 3D multi-camera system captures lifelike 3D face in under three seconds.

Campbell, CA, December 18, 2019: Bellus3D, Inc. a Silicon Valley startup formed by leading computer vision experts, is launching Bellus3D ARC, a revolutionary multi-camera 3D face scanning solution that captures commercial grade, full 3D face scan with the click of a single button in less than three seconds. The unique system provides near instant capture with no moving parts and requires no movement by the subject. Bellus3D ARC is a configurable arrangement of up to seven ARC smart depth-sensing WiFI cameras. Bellus3D ARC was developed in response to the market demand by a wide variety of industries that require facial measurements for a personalized and custom product fit. Initial target markets for the ARC solution include dental, eyewear, cosmetics, medical, virtual and augmented reality, and gaming. At CES 2020, ARC will be demonstrated using the seven-camera configuration providing full-head scans of all attendees visiting their booth.

Bellus3D ARC is the first mobile, multi-camera, 3D capturing system that can be used without the need of an operator. The system consists of a Windows-based host device and a configurable array of 3D vision cameras arranged in a semicircular arc surrounding a subject’s head. Each ARC 3D vision camera contains a high-res RGB sensor and IR sensors with a structured light projector, and an embedded mobile processor running on Android OS. The cameras capture and process data in parallel from different camera angles and send the data wirelessly to the host device. The host device merges data from all cameras to generate a full head model in a few seconds using Bellus3D patented proprietary face scanning software. The Bellus3D ARC system can be configured as a four camera system for face-only capture or expanded up to a seven camera configuration for full head capture. The included configuration mounting frame incorporates a standard VESA mount for easy mounting on industry standard armatures and desktop stands. The ARC camera is also available as a single-camera solution, which requires the user to to turn their head during scanning as with the previous generation of Bellus3D face scanning cameras.

A Windows developer API is provided to allow third-party developers to create innovative apps that require high-quality 3D face scans. The API uses a WebSocket interface to enable developers to quickly and easily incorporate Bellus ARC 3D face scans into their products and services using web-based programming languages, such as Javascript.

“The ARC solution is the next step in the goal of Bellus3D which is to allow product companies to bring a high level of personalization to their products by ensuring they fit the exact contours of the human face. There is no other solution available that can deliver such a high quality face scan in seconds with the click of a single button,” said Eric Chen, CEO of Bellus3D, Inc.

The company is demonstrating the power and ease of use of the ARC solution by providing free 3D face scans to interested CES attendees.

Bellus3D ARC will be available for developers in Q1, 2020. ARC multi-camera configurations start at under $2,500.

About Bellus3D, Inc.
Bellus3D ( is the innovative leader in high-resolution 3D face scanning designed for mobile platforms.

More information about Bellus3D products:

Bellus3D Press Contact: Nick Blozan, NBlozan(at), Phone: (650) 224-8955
Bellus3D Reseller Contact: Mark Smolinski, MSmolinski(at), Phone: (408) 389-8737

Bellus3D, the Bellus3D logo, and Bellus3D ARC are registered trademarks of Bellus3D, Inc.

Bellus3D Introduces Visual Smile Aligner™ in Dental Pro App

New patent-pending tool simplifies alignment of intraoral dental scans with 3D face scans.

Campbell, CA, July 15, 2019: Bellus3D, Inc. a Silicon Valley computer vision company announced today the introduction of a dental industry breakthrough technology for easily and accurately aligning 3D intraoral scans with 3D face scans. The new patent-pending Visual Smile Aligner™ tool is now shipping as part of the company’s recently introduced Dental Pro software applications used in orthodontics, implantology, maxillofacial surgery, cosmetic dentistry and digital smile design practices.

The dental industry is adopting new 3D digital tools for the diagnosis, planning, and delivery of treatments. Combing a 3D scan of a patient’s face with an embedded and correctly aligned intraoral scan of their teeth is becoming a preferred method for before and after visualization of dental treatment planning. Aligning these two 3D scans is time consuming, difficult, and error prone since the face scan and dental scans are captured separately using different hardware and software. Current facial scanning and alignment systems can require an extra scan of the patient’s face with external markers so that the multiple scans can be aligned with common marker locations, which then need to be digitally removed for final visualization.

Bellus3D Visual Smile Aligner™ is a breakthrough in simplicity and accuracy for the alignment of these two 3D scans without requiring any external marker aids. The Dental Pro face scanning app automatically captures a high-resolution 2D photo of the patient’s teeth during a 3D face scan, whose precise alignment with the 2D photo is known. The Visual Smile Aligner™ tool shows a visual overlay of the 3D dental scan, which has been automatically pre-aligned and superimposed over the 2D photo of the teeth. Simple on-screen controls are used to visually fine tune the alignment positioning and angular increments. By precisely matching the projected image of the 3D dental scan with the teeth image in the high-resolution 2D photo, a very accurate alignment between the 3D face and the dental scans can be accomplished in a few minutes. The process is simple and intuitive to operate resulting in improved workflow efficiency and alignment accuracy.

The Visual Smile Aligner™ is available in the Bellus3D Dental Pro application for compatible devices on Apple iOS and Windows. See for more information.

About Bellus3D, Inc.
Bellus3D ( is the innovative leader in high-resolution 3D face scanning designed for mobile platforms.

More information about Bellus3D dental products:

Bellus3D Press Contact: Eric Zarakov, EZarakov(at), Phone: (408) 389-8737
Bellus3D Reseller Contact: Eric Zarakov, EZarakov(at), Phone: (408) 389-8737

Bellus3D, the Bellus3D logo, and Visual Smile Aligner are trademarks of Bellus3D, Inc.

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