Paper 11.338

A. Vuruskan et al., "Data Compatibility Analysis of 3D Body Scanning", in Proc. of 2nd Int. Conf. on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland, 2011, pp. 338-348,


Data Compatibility Analysis of 3D Body Scanning



1 Department of Textile and Clothing Technology, Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Mönchengladbach, Germany;
2 Department of Fashion Design, Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, Turkey;
3 Adidas Innovation Team, Herzogenaurach, Germany


Precision in measurements for the human body has always been an important issue for clothing industry. The success of a good fit both for ready-to-wear and customized clothing is dependent on the availability of accurate body measurements, a good sizing system and understanding of anthropometrics. There are various body measurement-taking tools that use a variety of techniques. 3D body scanning is the most recent method, which uses a rapid, standardized measuring process to provide body measurements. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the usability of 3D body scan data for apparel product development stages, focusing on accuracy and reliability. The study was designed to reveal the data compatibility of the methods and to investigate the causes of any deviations. A sample group of students were recruited for the trials and data collection. Within the mentioned framework of this research, even if having some limitations, it was shown that body scanning technology can obtain many body dimensions with reliability. If the options are well coordinated and the requirements are well defined, 3D body scanning utility has the potential to provide advantages by adapting new technologies to the demands of specific apparel groups and processes.


3D body scanning, human body measurements, accuracy, anthropometrics, apparel product development


Full paper: 11.338.pdf
Proceedings: 3DBST 2011, 25-26 Oct. 2011, Lugano, Switzerland
Pages: 338-348

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