Paper 13.355

R. J. Ledingham et al., "Reproducibility of Body Volume Assessments in Survival Clothing in Fixed and Portable Scanning Systems", in Proc. of 4th Int. Conf. on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Long Beach CA, USA, 2013, pp. 355-359,


Reproducibility of Body Volume Assessments in Survival Clothing in Fixed and Portable Scanning Systems


Robert J. LEDINGHAM 1, Alan M. NEVILL 2, Arthur D. STEWART 1

1 Robert Gordon University, Institute of Health and Welfare Research, Aberdeen, UK;
2 University of Wolverhampton, School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure, Walsall, UK


The recent development of portable 3D scanning systems for industries such as animation and museum artefact digitisation have considerable potential for applications involving human body measurement. However, this requires a system for validation of measurements against a criterion, which this study aimed to provide. Forty four adult males were scanned in duplicate in both a fixed Hamamatsu and portable Artec L scanning systems in two postures and two different clothing assemblages. Following inspection of all scans, complete data for duplicate scans of 38 participants were available for the study. Both scanners demonstrated good precision, however significant differences in body volume prevailed for both egress and scanner postures in form-fitting clothing and the scanner posture in survival suit scans, with the Hamamatsu providing greater volumes than the Artec system (by 2.7, 2.8 and 2.1 litres respectively). Regression analysis indicated the results from the portable scanner explained between 96 and 98% of the variability in the results from the fixed scanner. The biases in body volume probably relate to different software approaches to its calculation, and a possible interaction with posture and clothing. Validation of the Artec against the Hamamatsu system provides valuable information for its use in field and industrial settings.


3D scanning; body volume; posture; survival clothing


Full paper: 13.355.pdf
Proceedings: 3DBST 2013, 19-20 Nov. 2013, Long Beach California, USA
Pages: 355-359

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