Who uses face aging software?
From health care practioners and educators, to science museum exhibits, to law enforcement personnel, the uses of face aging technology continues to grow. The ability to show someone what they will look like in the future, and how that will change if they smoke, put on weight, or have heavy sun exposure, is a uniquely valuable tool in these fields. As Dr. Hooley McLaughlin, Chief Science Officer and Vice President, Science Experience, at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto says, "The APRIL face aging software reveals profound information about a person in an instant - I call it "Memory of the Future." The startling yet delightful effect teaches you more about the meaning of time for a human being than any amount of more technical information.”
How the APRIL Face Aging Software is used is also rapidly developing. Science museums typically will build their own "front end" using the APRIL API, as well as a kiosk-type structure to make their visitors' aging experience part of an overall exhibit on aging. Health educators download the software to a desktop or laptop computer, to use in the field with patients or clients, often on a one-to-one basis. Corporations, teachers, and health associations, often with a geographically diverse work force or user base, use the online tool, AgeMe, to enable people to conduct their own face agings anywhere. Consumers use AgeMe to age themselves, friends, and family for information and fun.
APRIL is the only commercially available face aging software which produces results based on a statistical database of thousands of real people, aged 7 to 70, across multiple ethnic groups.