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Fashion Technology; Anthropometrics - Traditional scanning VS. Body scanning

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A comparison between Traditional Measurement and Body Scanning. Student number: 11070375 Tutor: Phoebe R. Apeagyei Course: Fashion Technology; Anthropometrics Date: 01-11-2011 Words: 993 Content Page Nr. Introduction 3 Traditional measurement 3 Body scanning 4 Comparison 4 Conclusion 5 Reference list 6 Introduction Apparel sizing and fit are difficult concepts to research and analyse if we look at the relationship the body and clothing (Loker et al, 2005). To make clothes fit the human body has to be measured. Because people are not the same and don't have the same shape and measurements, people have to be measured individually (Homeofbob, N.D). These human measurements can be done in several ways. Nowadays body scanning technology has been introduced in the 20th century for the clothing industry (D'Apuzzo, 2007). With body scanning there can be easily obtain body shapes, angles and relational data points, which before with traditional measurement only an unlimited number of linear and nonlinear measurements of human bodies could be done (Simmons & Istook, 2003). Still a lot of designers use the old traditional way. But what are actually the advantages, disadvantages, similarities and differences of these two methods. Traditional measurements Traditional measurement relies on the use of tools and equipment such as a tape measure. ...read more.


Besides that the traditional measure technique will still be used, but in a smaller environment. Overall the body scan technique is the future to satisfy people. Reference list Apeagyei P. (2010). Application of 3D body scanningn technology to human measurements for clothing fit . International Journal of Digital Technology and its Applications, 4(7), 58-68. Azouz, B. (2004). Analysis of human shape variation using volumentric techniques. Geneve: National resourch council. D'Apuzzo, N. (2007). 3D body scanning technology for fashion and apparel industry. Hometrica Consulting (pp. 1-12). Zurich: Own publication. D'Apuzzo, N. (2010). 3D body scanning technologies. International conference of 3D body scanning technologies (pp. 1-11). Lugano: Hometrica Consulting. Gordon C., B. B. (1992). Interobserver Error in Large Scale Anthropometric Servey. American Journal of Human Biology, 4(1), 253-263. Istook, C., & Huong, S. (2001). 3D body scanning systemss with application tot the apparel industry. Journl of fashion marketing & management, 5(2), 120-132. King, K. (2011, 05 18). 3D body scanning of apparel sizing. Retrieved 11 3, 2011, from cottonsrevolutions: http://www.cottonsrevolutions.org/applications.blog/Technology/2011-05-18/3D-Body-Scanning-forApparel-Sizing Loker S., Ashdown S., Shoenfelder K.. (2005). Size-specific Analysis of Body Scan Data to Improve Apparel Fit. Journal of textile & apparel, technology and management, 4(3), 253-268. Miller, S. (2011, 10 30). Find out who makes use of tape measure. ...read more.


http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14639220210129378 As well as linear measurements, scanning can easily extract a vast number of data types and measurements relating to shapes, angles, and relational data points (Simmons & Istook, 2001) The measurements obtained using this technology is more precise and reproducible than those obtained through the traditional, physical measurement process. Measurement data can be renewed or revised at any time One issue that appears common to both traditional and scanning approaches to body measurement is a key ethical aspect of dealing with the moderately clothed state of a person being measured. Concerns regarding the partially clothed state of the body, physical contact during measurement and personal space issues were all considered by the fact that apart from height and weight, measurement was non-contact and in a private cubicle. The procedure confirmed that scanning technology has many advantages over traditional manual body measurement procedures: it is quick, efficient, non-contact (using white light technology) and generates efficient data for size charts, pattern generation and fit testing for clothing. 3D body scanning is similarly not without challenges related to landmarking (Simmons & Istook, 2003). Furthermore, some scanners such as used in this study require subjects to wear undergarments for scanning. Currently, capturing a 'good' scan in a posture that allows extracting specific measurement varies among systems. There are image-based problems; where the body sways and is never really still and also the impact of breathing ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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