3D body scanning systems with application to the apparel industry

Cynthia L. Istook (Associate Professor at the College of Textiles, North Carolina State University)
Su‐Jeong Hwang (Graduate student at the College of Textiles, North Carolina State University)

Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management

ISSN: 1361-2026

Publication date: 1 June 2001

Abstract

The ability to customise garments for fit is directly tied to the availability of a comprehensive, accurate set of measurements. To obtain accurate physical measurements, a basic knowledge and set of skills are required that are not often found in the average salesperson at a retail clothing outlet. The development of three‐dimensional body‐scanning technologies may have significant potential for use in the apparel industry, particularly for customisation or mass customisation strategies to be employed. The purpose of this study was to review all the 3D body scanning systems currently available and to determine the underlying principles that allow these systems to work. Specifications of each system were compared in order to provide some direction for further research into the integration of these systems with current apparel CAD pattern design or pattern generation technologies.

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Citation

Cynthia L. Istook and Su‐Jeong Hwang (2001) "3D body scanning systems with application to the apparel industry", Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, Vol. 5 No. 2, pp. 120-132

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DOI

: https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000007283

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MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 2001, MCB UP Limited

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