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Join Our Study on Human Diversity!

Participate in the ADAPT4 study in collaboration with Disney Research. Be photographed, filmed, and mic’d up to contribute!

Click here to see if you’re eligible!


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is this for?

A: To investigate human traits and evolution. Additionally Disney wishes to develop a standardized 3D facial database to assist with machine learning in CGI and animation development.

Q: Will Disney receive my genetic information?

A: No, Disney will only receive 3D photos, 3D videos, pictures of your iris, your BMI and biological sex. No genetic information, names or contact information will be provided to Disney Research.

Q: Will my genetic information be provided to a public database?

A: No, your genetic information will stay internal to Penn State and our academic collaborators who have been approved by the IRB to assist us in the analysis of your data. Your information will never be provided to a public or online database.

Q: Will the pictures/recordings be publicly posted anywhere?

A: Never!

Q: Can I wear makeup?

A: No, we would like face morphology as accurate as possible. Remember Рthe photos and recordings will never be publicly shared!

Q: Do I really have to shave my face?

A: Yes – facial hair adds texture and density to your face.

Q: What do I wear?

A: You will be asked to change into a black tank top, so please wear something that is easy to change out of.

Q: What do I get out of this?

A: 3D Facial Scans that can be printed, a BMI print out and ancestry report.