3D Augmented Reality Marker-based Mobile Apps Design of Face Mask Layer

Nur Amirah Kamaluddin - Universiti Teknologi MARA
Murizah Kassim - Universiti Teknologi MARA
Hafizoah Kassim - Universiti Malaysia Pahang

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.30630/joiv.7.1.1154


The outbreak of COVID-19 has spread rapidly across the globe, affecting how people interact, work and experience their daily lifestyles. The face mask is an essential element of personal protective equipment (PPE) even COVID-19 has endemic situations today.  A face mask is required to wear to protect humans and its description is important. Augmented reality is one new attractive technology to distribute information. This research presents a 3D augmented reality mobile application that visualized a protective face mask and its material layers called 3DAR-FML. It was designed by utilizing 3D marker-based images on an An-droid smartphone platform. Ten types of protective face mask and each layer was designed in 3D images using Blender Animation and Unity 3D software. Vuforia Engine applications were used to build a personalized mobile Augmented Reality application. This initiative is to educate society and market products in interactive ways that allow visualization of the 3D model of various face masks from android phones. Results present successful mobile apps were developed. A survey result presents that 70% of respondents agreed on the design app based on menu interactivity. This app also has been identified as a helper tool for The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) agency Malaysia for safety and health apps for the market and public. This product is significant in societies to gain information on face mask characteristic that help to contribute content based on standard mask in Malaysia.


Augmented Reality; Marker-based, Unity 3D; Face Mask Layer; Android Mobile; Vuforia Engine; Safety and Health.


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