Research on virtual fitting room solutions

Here’s an interesting article on the subject of virtual dressing rooms :

Virtual fitting rooms/mirrors using Kinect technology :

You need a kinect or an asus xtion pro live (cameras with gesture recognition). You can use it for fitting rooms, shopping windows/ exhibitions etc..

  • Zugara fitting room 2014

VSS allows shoppers to digitally view different colors and styles of items in a display

  • Adidas interactive fitting room

”BodyKinectizer“ is a body scanner based on Microsoft Kinect which enables customers to determine the right size of a product and allows them to dress their virtual body – whether you in a shop or at home. In addition to the in store version, Adidas have also built a version for use within the customer’s home.

Companies using Body scanning

  • Bodymetrics fitting room

Example at Bloomingdale’s in Palo Alto (2012):


A customer can get scanned in a store, and software compares the measurements with the exact dimensions of garments, to find a perfect fit. The customer can then potentially shop on any of the retail sites partnered with 3D-scanning company, using the profile made in-store

  • Acustom apparel (US) : “Acustom Apparel is a revolutionary new way to build your wardrobe. Using our digital measuring technologies, we gather 2,000,000 data points to create your 3D body model. These measurements (along with your fit preferences) are fed into our proprietary Digital Bespoke algorithms to help create the best fitting shirts and suits in your wardrobe.”

  • Me-ality exists since the mid-2000’s

This company offers two different sizing options:

1. Body scanning (over 200,000 body dimensional data points are collected in just 10 seconds + the user remains fully clothed during process)

2. Sizing application which applies advanced algorithms to determine clothing and size recommendations from a database of select products. 

  • : A company similar to me-ality called offers the same kind of services options are presented to you : manual measurement, Computational measurement or a 3D body scan at a scanning booth
  • Go!Scan “Portable” 3D bodyscan

The Go!SCAN 3D scanners offer possibilities for scanning the human body. Due to their portability and real-time results, these scanners make it easy to capture the shapes of the body. The whole body can be scanned, or only parts of it depending on the application. (product description on the website). However 30min of scanning + 1hr of postprocessing is required.

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Use your measurements to create an online avatar of yourself

  • Fits me -> Using information such as body shape, fit preference, purchase history, and returns data we get a complete understanding of how shoppers prefer the fit of their clothes.

No body scan used here, -> You see your measurement and then, with the help of big data and complex algorithms,the website/app determines your perfect fit.

triMirror uses the actual designs, measurements, grading rules, textures, and fabric properties of the individual garments – all efficiently modelled in 3D and realistically physically simulated. It then uses real-time clothing simulation to stream the animated virtual fitting experience from the cloud to the user’s browser, no matter the platform and be it computer- or mobile-based, without any downloading or buffering”

The technology can compose 3D models of clothing from “photos, pattern files and other sources and simulates the behaviour of the garments”, according to eBay. It adds that consumers could see how clothes “fit, look and move in different environments without actually having to try them on”.

All you’ll need to do is type in your measurements, and then a 3D model will appear with whatever garment you choose. You’ll even be able to view the clothes in different scenarios, such as walking down the street, rather than just standing in a room.

Author: Florent Ziegler

French Exchange Student. Industrial Design Engineering

2 thoughts on “Research on virtual fitting room solutions”

  1. These are all good examples of the possibilities and perceived needs that the fashion industry is anticipating.  How do these examples and findings help with the direction of your project?

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