Faculty Advisor

Ault, Holly K.

Faculty Advisor

Brattin, Joel J.


The London Science Museum is developing two interactives that combine the latest biomedical research with cutting edge face morphing software. The morphing software requires a database of facial images to execute the morphing process. Our project involved developing a strategy to create this image database. To insure that the database was compatible with the interactives, we developed a prototype of the interactives that simulated lighting, backdrop, and camera position. We then implemented strategies to advertise, recruit volunteers, and build the database. The result was a complete database diverse in age, race, and gender. The database will be fully compatible with the interactives, thus creating realistic impressive morphed images. We analysed our methods and made recommendations for people interested in reproducing our work in the future.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts