Paper 10.327

J. Bougourd and P. Treleaven, "UK National Sizing Survey - SizeUK", in Proc. of 1st Int. Conf. on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland, 2010, pp. 327-337,


UK National Sizing Survey - SizeUK



University College London, UK


During 2000-2001 a consortium comprising the UK Government, major UK Retailers and leading universities conducted what we believe was the first national sizing survey to use 3D body scanners with automatic and measurement extraction as the principal method of data collection. We conducted a systematic benchmark of 3D scanners and prepared a measurement set to use with 3D scanners for clothing applications. Following the survey we gave assistance to a number of other national surveys, including the United States, Korea and Thailand, and advice to France, Germany, Brazil and Malaysia. The aim of this paper is to provide a description of SizeUK to assist further countries interested in conducting a national sizing survey; it covers sample cell sizes, the organisation of recruitment, and data collection. We discuss strategies for exploiting the data produced, through data sales, creation of size charts and production of custom fit mannequins. We consider the lessons that have been learned that lead us to ask how we might do things differently today, using automatic registration and increasing the range of types of data collected in mobile scanner units. In conclusion, we look at the exploration of SizeUK shape data.


3D body scanning; sizing; survey; shape analysis; anthropometrics; clothing


Full paper: 10.327.pdf
Proceedings: 3DBST 2010, 19-20 Oct. 2010, Lugano, Switzerland
Pages: 327-337

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