Paper 12.064

M. Ernst et al., "Investigation on Body Shaping Garments Using 3D-Body Scanning Technology and 3D-Simulation Tools", in Proc. of 3rd Int. Conf. on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland, 2012, pp. 64-73,


Investigation on Body Shaping Garments Using 3D-Body Scanning Technology and 3D-Simulation Tools



Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Mönchengladbach, Germany


This paper presents a practical approach on the way to investigate the real benefit of shaping structures within a digital product development process in the apparel industry and within an ongoing quality control and points out the status quo of these products in the market.
Investigations have been carried out using different body shaping garments (so called panties and shirts/tops) within a sample size of 6 different female bodies- covering the ageing structure from 20 to 60 years old.
The reducing and the deceiving effect were measured using 3D body scanning technology (ScanworX 2.9.12; Anthroscan; Human Solutions GmbH) and extracting and overlapping circumference measurements and body shaping structures in cutting planes.
In additional scanatars have been developed from the test persons with and without shaping structures and tested against close fitting women's outer garments to show the effect in a wearing situation by using 3D simulation software tools.


Body shaping garments, compression textiles, 3d body scanning, scanatar, 3D simulation, product development


Full paper: 12.064.pdf
Proceedings: 3DBST 2012, 16-17 Oct. 2012, Lugano, Switzerland
Pages: 64-73

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