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This paper presents a simple and effective methodology for locating the waist in 3D Body Scans that is (unlike previous methods) suitable to Garment Construction.

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Why is it important?

The waist is one of the most important body measurement for the design and manufacturing of clothes. As 3D Body Scanning becomes more important in the design of clothes and the products we buy, automatic and accurate location of


This paper established one of the fundamental methodologies we use in our ergonomic and anthropometric research within the Apparel Design Engineering research group. Every paper relating to 3D Body Scanning I have published since this paper has used it and the result has been higher precision in my research and more appropriateness of outputs for industry.

Dr Christopher J. Parker
Loughborough University

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This page is a summary of: The True Height of the Waist: Explorations of Automated Body Scanner Waist Definitions of the TC2 scanner, October 2014, Hometrica Consulting,
DOI: 10.15221/14.055.
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