Paper 12.261

P. V. Stampfli et al., "SizeITALY - The Actual Italian Measurement Survey", in Proc. of 3rd Int. Conf. on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland, 2012, pp. 261-268,


SizeITALY - The Actual Italian Measurement Survey


Peter V. STAMPFLI 1, Anke RISSIEK 2, Rainer TRIEB 2, Andreas SEIDL 2

1 Sistemi Assyst s.r.l., Lainate (MI), Italy;
2 Human Solutions GmbH., Kaiserslautern, Germany


In August 2012 a representative anthropometrical measurement study in Italy, called SizeITALY, has been started. Within a period of 12 month 6,000 women, men and children will be measured using 3D-body scanners. The objective of the survey is to analyze and document the changes in more than 80 body measurements and 3D-body shapes in comparison to ancient studies. The apparel industry will be provided with updated body measurement statistics (ISO 8559-compliant). Additionally actual size charts will be developed and market shares will be calculated. 3D-body shapes will submit the apparel industry in the integration of 3D virtual product development processes into their daily business. Based on the results also updated body measurement statistics (ISO 7250-compliant) are developed and an updated 3D model for the CAD man model RAMSIS will be developed for the automotive industry and other ergonomic oriented industries. The complete results will be published in a web portal called iSize which already consists of survey data from 8 other countries worldwide. This paper will present the objectives of the participating companies, the conceptual design of the study and the scientific and technical challenges. It will enlighten the project under the framework of global comparison of survey results and their benefits for the apparel industry and ergonomics as well as for the implementation of 3D-development facilities in the apparel industry.


3d body scanning, measurement survey, sampling strategy, comparison of international survey data


Full paper: 12.261.pdf
Proceedings: 3DBST 2012, 16-17 Oct. 2012, Lugano, Switzerland
Pages: 261-268

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