Paper 11.286

J.-L. Rennesson, "New Generation of 3D Body Scanning Technologies - New Possibilities for Fashion and Marketing", in Proc. of 2nd Int. Conf. on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland, 2011, pp. 286-294,


New Generation of 3D Body Scanning Technologies - New Possibilities for Fashion and Marketing



TELMAT Industrie SA, Soultz, France


An analysis of the requirements for the 3D scanning of human bodies is given, including the following topics: time of scanning, calibration, 3D resolution, automatic detection of anatomical landmarks. In the framework of this analysis, the impact of the 3D scanning time on the accuracy of scan data and body measurements is studied.
Furthermore, we make an overview of the state of the art in 3D body scanning technologies, including technologies based on laser scanning, and those based on the projection of single-pattern structured light and on the projection of multiple-pattern structured light.
Then we describe the new generation of technologies, based on stereovision and on the projection of highly-encoded structured light (registered under the trademark SYMCADTM) and how the robustness of the 3D reconstruction and the 3D resolution may be enhanced by applying specific coding processes such as Gray encoding and phase shifting.
We assess the adequacy of this new technology for its use to scan living subjects because of its following features: 3D digitizing process within 0.5 seconds - automatic self-calibration within 5 seconds - automatic body measurement extraction - Special Tracking of active landmarks - creation of 3D avatars.
At last, we show the new possibilities offered by this new technology in fashion and marketing, as well as for other domains like ergonomics, health and entertainment.


3D body scanning technologies, automated body measurement, made-to-measure, mass customization


Full paper: 11.286.pdf
Proceedings: 3DBST 2011, 25-26 Oct. 2011, Lugano, Switzerland
Pages: 286-294

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