T. Spahiu et al., "An Attempt for Developing Albanian Anthropometric System within a Pilot Project", in Proc. of 7th Int. Conf. on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland, 2016, pp. 269-278, doi:10.15221/16.269.
An Attempt for Developing Albanian Anthropometric System within a Pilot Project
T. SPAHIU 1, E. SHEHI 1, E. PIPERI 2
1 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Textile and Fashion Department,
Polytechnic University of Tirana, Tirana, Albania;
2 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Production and Management,
Polytechnic University of Tirana, Tirana, Albania
Anthropometric studies are a useful and accurate method for product design. In the apparel industry, anthropometric data are an important component for producing high quality garments. Different countries update their sizing systems used for garment design. In Albania, there are more than 35 years that there have not been conducted any anthropometric study. During these years, there have been several studies but they have aimed for small target groups. Moving into the full cycle production has become a necessity for Albanian garment industry in the last years. There are few firms working with their own brand for the home market, but they use different garment sizing systems. Thus, it is essential for Albanian companies operating in garment and footwear industry to use an Albanian sizing system. Updating anthropometric data will help garment and footwear companies to ensure good quality for their products.
The scope of this work is to show a methodology for body digitalization and to extract anthropometric data by the implementation of 3D technology. This is the first and biggest attempt for undertaking anthropometric measurements by using 3D technology in Albania.
A target group of 115 students aged 18 - 25 years old were part of the study. All of them were female coming from different cities in Albania. Adapting of the scanning system Konica Minolta VIVID 910, for human body digitalization showed fast data captured and good quality of body digitalization. Advanced data manipulation and body dimensions extracting were done by using advanced software. This would open the way to a larger anthropometric study in the country.
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