How to 3D scan: Ears

Last Updated: August 16, 2022

Great news! You can scan ears with the MirrorMe app. Let's walk through it together!

Prepping for your ear scan

We want to make sure you can get high quality scan, so here are a few things that can affect your 3D image:

Taking your first 3D scan

Step 1: Logging into the MirrorMe app

MirrorMe Dashboard Screen with a yellow arrow pointing to start scanning

Step 2: Prepare to take your scan

Step 3: Take your scan!

Step 4: Save your scan to your Patient Profile

Haven't downloaded our mobile app yet? Let's go!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does this work?

If you've seen a 3D camera, or stereophotogrammetry, the MirrorMe app is based on the same principles. But instead of buying a $15-20k piece of hardware, we've made stereophotogrammetry possible using an iPhone.

Can you take unlimited scans?

Yep! As many as your want. 😀

Still not sure how to take your scan?

Reach out using our chatbot on the site or email us at We'll be happy to help!

What if your doctor isn't listed in the Connect section?

No problem! Let us know and we can give them a free invite to join!

Why isn't my scan turning out great?

Most likely, you aren't using even lighting. If the weather is nice, you may want to try outside as natural light is usually great.

If you take more than 30 photos for your scan, you may see a lower quality than sticking to the recommend 15-20 photos. This is because as the algorithm is matching the color to the correct location on the 3D data, there may be too much competing information.

Are you trying to take the photos by yourself? While technically possible, it's important to make sure you have someone helping you that can center your face in the boundary box and give you heads up if you're moving too much or the lighting changes.

Is your face shiny? If there is too much light reflecting off of your face, it may distort the your scan's coloring. Be sure to make sure your face is as matte as possible for the best results.

Why is lighting so important?

Any light-based scanning, which is what the MirrorMe app is employing, is going to be sensitive to color rendering. For color to display evenly across your face on your 3D image, you'll want to make sure that your face is lit evenly from one side to the other.

If you're having trouble with lighting, try going outdoors.

Can doctors use the MirrorMe app?

Presently, the MirrorMe app is designed for patients to share directly with their doctors any scans or updates while under their care.

If you'd like to use the app with your patients, have the patients login with their patient account and then utilize the scanning function from there.

Don't worry! We know this isn't ideal. So, an app for doctors is on the way! Sign up for our products updates to be the first to know when it's available!

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