1 July 2002 Three-dimensional body scanning system for apparel mass-customization
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Optical Engineering, 41(7), (2002). doi:10.1117/1.1478700
Mass customization is a new manufacturing trend in which mass-market products (e.g., apparel) are quickly modified one at a time based on customers' needs. It is an effective competing strategy for maximizing customers' satisfaction and minimizing inventory costs. An automatic body measurement system is essential for apparel mass customization. This paper introduces the development of a body scanning system, body size extraction methods, and body modeling algorithms. The scanning system utilizes the multiline triangulation technique to rapidly acquire surface data on a body, and provides accurate body measurements, many of which are not available with conventional methods. Cubic B-spline curves are used to connect and smooth body curves. From the scanned data, a body form can be constructed using linear Coons surfaces. The body form can be used as a digital model of the body for 3-D garment design and for virtual try-on of a designed garment. This scanning system and its application software enable apparel manufacturers to provide custom design services to consumers seeking personal-fit garments.
Bugao Xu, Yaxiong Huang, Weiping Yu, Tong Chen, "Three-dimensional body scanning system for apparel mass-customization," Optical Engineering 41(7), (1 July 2002). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.1478700

Computer aided design

3D scanning

3D modeling

3D image processing

CAD systems



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