3DBODY.TECH 2017 - Paper 17.113

A. Vuruskan and S. Ashdown, "Reimagining Design of Golf Clothing: Addressing the Asymmetrical Pose", in Proc. of 3DBODY.TECH 2017 - 8th Int. Conf. and Exh. on 3D Body Scanning and Processing Technologies, Montreal QC, Canada, 11-12 Oct. 2017, pp. 113-119, https://doi.org/10.15221/17.113.


Reimagining Design of Golf Clothing: Addressing the Asymmetrical Pose



1 Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, Turkey;
2 Cornell University, Ithaca NY, USA


One factor that can impact performance and comfort of athletes is clothing design. For many sports, the athlete performs a set of extreme movements that can be impeded or made uncomfortable because of clothing that does not accommodate such movements. The objective of this research is to create body forms in active positions to assist in the development of golf clothing for the active body. A Human Solutions Vitus Smart XXL body scanner was used to scan five professional golfers at different stages of a golf swing. Half scale dress forms in the active position were then prepared using these scans. The half scale forms developed in the golf swing pose are an effective design development tool to create golf clothing optimized for fit on the active figure. Wear tests and visual fit evaluations of prototype garments developed on these forms were conducted, comparing their fit and performance to when in a squatting pose and through the golf swing with the active pants developed in this research. As professional young golfers, all five participants stated that the idea of active pants and enhancing comfort through motion is as an important challenge to address.


Full paper: 17.113.pdf
Proceedings: 3DBODY.TECH 2017, 11-12 Oct. 2017, Montreal QC, Canada
Pages: 113-119
DOI: 10.15221/17.113

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