Paper 14.155

S.F. Bastos and F.G. Sabra, "The Body Shape of Brazilian Woman", in Proc. of 5th Int. Conf. on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland, 2014, pp. 155-167,


The Body Shape of Brazilian Woman


Sergio F. Bastos, Flavio G. Sabra

SENAI CETIQT, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


This study developed within the SizeBR Project, seeks to raise questions about the regional differences in culture and ethnicity and how it affects the body shape of Brazilian women and modeling their clothing. Started in 2010, the SizeBR Project is the main Brazilian anthropometric study developed with 3D body scanning technology and has been applied in major consumption centers spread across the five major regions of the country, South, Southeast, Central-West, Northeast and North.
Due to the vast territory and mixtures of ethnical backgrounds in Brazil, it is concluded that it is unfeasible to determine a standard female body country-wise. Therefore a detailed regional analysis by region is necessary.
The determination of the body shape of the Brazilian women followed the description defined in the study conducted by Istook, Simmons and Devarajan called "FEMALE FIGURE IDENTIFICATION TECHNIQUE (FFIT) FOR APPAREL". Data obtained in 3D Body Scanner was used to identify female figure types in order to categorize the main types of bodies. Those results will allow developing a system of appropriate size for each body type for each region in Brazil, thereby allowing a better planning in the mass customization of garments.
For comparison, a comparative analysis of the body shape of Brazilian women in relation to other peoples and cultures was conducted using data from American and Korean female population.


Full paper: 14.155.pdf
Proceedings: 3DBST 2014, 21-22 Oct. 2014, Lugano, Switzerland
Pages: 155-167
DOI: 10.15221/14.155

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