The Instituto de Biomecánica (IBV) in Spain will host a second phase of the ‘Comparative Analysis of measurement methods of 3D body scanning’ from the 13th to the 18th of October 2019. This is the second step of a larger study, headed by IEEE IC-3DBP, an industry workgroup of the world's largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity. This IEEE workgroup was set up to standardize 3D body processing tools.
This activity will be held at the Human Analysis Lab (HAL) of IBV in Spain and is sponsored by the American companies Gneiss Concept and Kalypso and by the Spanish technical apparel manufacturer Lurbel.
The global study is gathering anthropometric data on living humans using different technologies, namely traditional anthropometric methods (past), 3D scanners (present) and smartphone apps (future). Phase 1 of this study took place in Portland OR (USA) in November 2018. Phase 2 will compare the efficacy of different methods and technologies to extract anthropometric data.
Thus, two different full-body scanning booths will be analyzed; Portal MX by Texel LLC and MOVE 4D by IBV. Also, four different mobile body scanning apps will participate in the study, as Mirrorsize by Mirrorsize US Inc, Size Stream by Size Stream LLC, 3DLook by 3DLook Inc, and 3D Avatar body app by IBV. Finally, two experts in traditional anthropometric methods, with expertise in the apparel and sports sciences will participate in the study (Fashion Should Empower and Sheffield Hallam University respectively).
The main objectives of the study are to:
· assess the reliability and compatibility of body measurements extracted from these different measuring stations,
· release examples of the outcome datasets obtained from them, and
· create data resources for the IEEE 3DPB initiative for developing and testing 3D quality metrics.