ebay clothes Researchers develop body measuring scanner for online clothes shopping

Researchers have developed a body scanning tool that can measure people for more accurate clothes ordering online.

Researchers have developed a body scanning tool that can measure people for more accurate clothes ordering online.

 
The London College of Fashion, University of Surrey and Bodymetrics have teamed up to create a solution to a major obstacle holding back online sales of clothes: not being able to try them on and therefore not knowing whether or not they will fit.
 
Users can, of course, simply try an old-fashioned measuring tape, but many people do not know how to properly measure for clothing, making it difficult to pick out the right size, especially when some stores and countries use different labels for sizes, where, for example, an Asian medium is an American small.
 
ebay clothes Researchers develop body measuring scanner for online clothes shopping
 
The system allows users to input their height and then take a full-length photo with their webcam or smartphone. The software then creates a 3D model based on the information gathered, producing what the researchers claim is an extremely accurate measurement.
 
In the first half of the year only 14 percent of online sales in the US were for clothes, according to ComScore, while the London College of Fashion estimates that between 30 percent and 60 percent of clothes bought online are returned, largely due to not fitting properly.
 
Bodymetrics already uses scanners in Bloomingdale's in the US, Selfridges and New Look in the UK, and Karstadt in Germany, employing motion sensors from Microsoft's Kinect device, but the ability for people to scan and determine their measurements at home will be a major boon to online clothes retailers.