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Rapid Body Scanning Technology for a Virtual
Mass Customization Process in Garment Industry
Michael ERNST 1,2, Monika BOEHM 1, Ute DETERING-KOLL 1, Deidre WINDVOGEL 2
1 Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Germany;
2 Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
Nowadays the product development process in apparel industry is mainly influenced by the customer-customizing products become more and more popular aiming not only to improve fit but also to individualize and satisfy customer needs. Numerous tools have been developed all facing the same problems: How to take body measurements, how to take the right measurements, how to transport individual posture information and how to implement these data correctly into a product pattern based on a predefined construction system. Therefore body measurements and posture information both have to be linked by transfer equations to finish/ready measurements positioned on defined locations of the construction and finally of the product.
Most of the companies offering mass customization to their clients are working without scanning technology and without a fitting session- checking fit and design only in a very last process step- if at all-usually when the product is already manufactured.
Virtual Product Development is a powerful tool- not only for merchandising and promotion but also for design development, fit check and technical product development, closing the gap between missing real products and missing imagination of customers.
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