3DBODY.TECH 2020 - Paper 20.55

E. Brake et al., "Development of an Automated Product Development Process for Tailored Bras Using Breast-Specific Measurements from 3D Body Scans in Conjunction with an Interactive Pattern Construction", Proc. of 3DBODY.TECH 2020 - 11th Int. Conf. and Exh. on 3D Body Scanning and Processing Technologies, Online/Virtual, 17-18 Nov. 2020, #55, https://doi.org/10.15221/20.55.


Development of an Automated Product Development Process for Tailored Bras Using Breast-Specific Measurements from 3D Body Scans in Conjunction with an Interactive Pattern Construction


Elena BRAKE 1, Gabriela KOSEL 1, Katerina ROSE 1, Ulrike GRUEN 2, Anke RISSIEK 2

1 Reutlingen University, Reutlingen, Germany;
2 Avalution GmbH, Kaiserslautern, Germany


The process for the production of customized bras is really challenging. Although the need is very clear, the lingerie industry is currently facing a lack of data, knowledge and expertise for the realization of an automated process chain. Different studies and surveys have shown, that the majority of women wear the incorrect bra size. In addition to aesthetic problems, health risks such as headaches, back problems or digestive problems of the wearers can result from this. An important prerequisite for improvements is the basic knowledge about the female breast, both in terms of body measurements and different breast shapes. The current size systematic for bras only defines a bra size by the relation between bust girth and underbust girth and standardized cup forms do not justice to the high variability of the human body. As the bra type shapes the female breast, basic knowledge about the relation of measurements and shapes from the clothed and the unclothed breast is missing.
In the present project, studies are conducted to explore the female breast and to derive new breast-specific body measurements, different breast shapes and deformation knowledge using existing bras.
Furthermore, an innovative process is being developed that leads from 3D scanning to individual and interactive pattern construction, which allows an automatic pattern creation based on individual body measurements and the influence of different material parameters.
In the course of the presentation, the current project status will be shown and the future developments and project steps will be introduced.


3d body scanning, interactive pattern, fashion on demand, automated measurement of body data, construction under consideration of material parameters, breast volume and shape


Full paper: 2055brake.pdf
Proceedings: 3DBODY.TECH 2020, 17-18 Nov. 2020, Online/Virtual
Paper id#: 55
DOI: 10.15221/20.55
Presentation video: 2055brake.mp4

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