Port Hedland schools embrace Pilbara Faces

AmySuttonNews, Uncategorized

The Pilbara Faces team received an enthusiastic response from students in Port Hedland for the 3D facial imaging program. The 3D technology is helping to build a database of faces to aid in the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of rare diseases in children.

In recent weeks, the team shared the technology with students and explained the benefits of having their faces photographed. The team visited Hedland Senior High School, Cassia Primary School, South Hedland Primary School and Baler Primary School, and a meeting with several school Principals held earlier this month in Port Hedland has garnered further support for the world-leading program.

Teachers have eagerly embraced the technology as a STEM learning opportunity and students were really interested in the cameras, the image taking process and how the images would be used to help other children.