3DBODY.TECH 2023 - Paper 23.36

A. Klepser et al., "3D Scans of Toddlers and Kids - A Serial Measurement Survey", Proc. of 3DBODY.TECH 2023 - 14th Int. Conf. and Exh. on 3D Body Scanning and Processing Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland, 17-18 Oct. 2023, #36, https://doi.org/10.15221/23.36.


3D Scans of Toddlers and Kids - A Serial Measurement Survey



Hohenstein Laboratories GmbH & Co. KG, Boennigheim, Germany


Babies and toddlers have never been included in a serial measurement in Germany before. Accordingly, there has been no reliable size table to date. The last German serial measurement only provides data from size 116. It is generally known that babies and toddlers have very different body proportions than teenagers or even adults. However, reliable body measurements are essential for the product development of children's clothing. 5626 children (girls and boys) between the ages of 4 weeks and 18 years were recorded using the Vitus Smart XXL 3D body scanner whenever possible. Babies and toddlers who could not stand still were measured manually with the tape measure. From the scans, over 40 measurements were taken and 20 measurements were evaluated for the body measurement charts. For the development of the charts, sizes were first defined starting from body height. In a second step, body measurements relevant for clothing production and avatar generation were evaluated, e.g. back width, arm length, waist to sole and inner leg length. One focus here was the gender-specific consideration of body geometries. In the project, sizes 56 to 182 were described for the first time on the basis of real body data. Development stages were defined. These are: Babies Gr. 56-92, toddlers (unisex) Gr. 98-110 and children, differentiated into girls and boys Gr. 116-188. Factors such as diaper wearing and from when on body geometries differed significantly between the sexes contributed to the differentiation. These showed that boys adopt an upright posture significantly earlier, while girls start this process later. The new children's study and analyses of the project, as well as the newly developed avatars, have made it possible to create customized measurement charts, pattern and gradings suitable for children, and an optimal fit for babies, toddlers and teenagers. Important insights into the development of the child's body have been gained.


3D body scanning, serial measurement, body measurements, kids' sizes, avatars


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Proceedings: 3DBODY.TECH 2023, 17-18 Oct. 2023, Lugano, Switzerland
Paper id#: 36
DOI: 10.15221/23.36

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