CONTENTS Introduction Introduction Human Body Measurement Newsletter users of this technology and to people that wish to stay updated and informed about new technologies . Human Body Measurement Newsletter Homometrica Consulting introduces the and their applications. Homometrica Consulting introduces the first number of the new newsletter This first number of the newsletter includes first number of the new newsletter presentations of new products for the 3D Page 1 by the Editor Nicola D'Apuzzo, measurement of the human body and some Homometrica Consulting, Zurich, Switzerland interesting new applications of this technology, as I am very glad to introduce and present the first well as contributions from the point of view of number of the Human Body Measurement institutional research. Technology . Newsletter. The topics of the newsletter regard 3D You are kindly invited to subscribe to the newsletter Intellifit revolutionary full body scanner human body measurements. It will be regularly to automatically receive the new numbers. You are Millimeter-waves based technology allows published and freely distributed over Internet and by also invited to forward the present number to 3D scanning without undressing e-mail to the subscribers. Its intentions are to inform colleagues or friends who could be interested. Pages 1-2 about new development and application in the field Comments and possible contributions to future . of human body measurement. It is targeted to all newsletters are welcomed, please contact the editor corpus.e lightbeam® Mobile, accurate and affordable readers interested in this technology, from at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org. 3D foot scanner companies producing such systems and solutions, Hoping you will find interesting this first number, I Page 2 through institutions involved in the research, to wish you pleasant moments by reading it. . The new Breuckmann bodySCAN Fast, accurate and flexible 3D full body scanning system Technology Page 3 Intellifit revolutionary full body scanner Intellifit System is composed of the 3D scanner based on the millimeter-waves technology Millimeter-waves based technology allows developed by PNNL and the accompanying software Research and Consulting 3D scanning without undressing developed by Intellifit. The system was recently . awarded the Editor's Choice Award from R&D ISPRS Working Group on Medical by Nicola D'Apuzzo, Magazine as the most technologically significant Image Analysis, Human Motion Homometrica Consulting, Zurich, Switzerland product of 2004. and Body Measurement The system is intended to be set up in the middle of Successful first meeting in Zurich of the newly formed working group a public place like a shopping mall, individual retail Pages 3-4 store, or a trade show, where customers can step in . and out of the unit, receive their printed information, Dynamic Surface Measurement and continue shopping. Its external design Actual stand of research at the expresses this function of the system at the best. University of Washington The scanning process works in the following way: a Page 4 . person steps inside the Intellifit cabin without Homometrica Consulting undressing, the “L” shaped millimeter-waves Independent consulting firm in the field transceiver swings around and over the person to of human body measurements acquire the required data. The entire scanning Page 5 process lasts about 10 seconds. The collected data consists of about 200,000 points in space, representing the surface of the human body. Out of the measurements, automatic algorithms determine Applications . about 200 characteristic body sizes of the human Stylingcard – A platform for body, such as the waist size, with an accuracy of good looking and well being about 6 mm. Swiss project uses scanning technology for fashion and beauty applications Intellifit System in a retail store (image from Intellifit) Pages 5-6 The Intellifit System applies a cylindrical holographic . Grand Odyssey imaging technology that allows to perform a 360- The film where spectators star in degree whole body scan in less than 10 seconds all Page 6 while the person remain fully clothed. The Intellifit . scanner uses an innovative 3D body scanning Colored figurines from Japan technology recently developed at Pacific Northwest MIC turns 3D bodyscans into figurines National Laboratory in Richland (WA, USA). PNNL Page 6 researchers have developed a millimeter-wave holographic screening device that uses nonharmful, ultrahighfrequency radio waves to obtain accurate NEWSLETTER body measurements. A millimeter wave Scanning process and print-out with body measurements array/transceiver illuminates the human body with extremely low-powered millimeter waves. The The U.S. marketing strategy of Intellifit Corporation The Newsletter is published by radiation (a class of non-ionizing radiation not plays on the familiar sentiments of frustrated Homometrica Consulting, Switzerland harmful to humans) penetrates clothing and reflects shoppers that have to try (and take off) a large . amount of clothes to find the item which fit them off the body. The reflected signals are collected by Editor: Nicola D'Apuzzo correctly. Indeed, poor fit is the first reason for . the array/transceiver and analyzed by a high-speed Subscriptions: email@example.com image processing computer. returns and the second complaint among U.S. Article submission: firstname.lastname@example.org The technology developed by PNNL was firstly shoppers, whether they shop online or in a store. Advertisements: email@example.com intended for security applications. In fact, the Intellifit system could solve these problems by giving . reflected signals can be analyzed to detect the correct fit size to the customer. Homometrica Consulting concealed objects made of any material, The Quite every descriptions about Intellifit system Dr. Nicola D'Apuzzo appeared in the press are positive and no problems Culmannstrasse 59 company SaveView Inc. will exploit the technology 8006 Zurich, Switzerland for this specific application. On the other hand, or criticisms are raised. However, I think open . Intellifit Corporation translates this technology into a questions are still present. I will express them shortly www.homometrica.ch complete solution to extract 3D human body in the following lines. measurements for custom fit applications. continues at page 2 2 April 2005 Technology Intellifit revolutionary full body scanner laser scanning systems compensate the pendulous movement of the persons by digitizing ADVERTISEMENT Millimeter-waves based technology allows them from top to bottom. The accuracy achieved 3D scanning without undressing by other full body scanners are without any doubts better then the results of Intellifit System. by Nicola D'Apuzzo, The second concern I would like to raise is the Are you looking for a 3D full body scanner, Homometrica Consulting, Zurich, Switzerland reaction of customer to the active scanning a 3D face scanner or other 3D scanning continues from page 1 process. Even though the millimeter-wave devices for the human body? My first concern is about the accuracy of the radiation is nonharmful, complaints and body size measurements performed by Intellifit concerns can be expected. The problems raised System. For a “best fit” solution it is in fact of by the radiation generated by mobile phones can extreme importance the precision of the be taken as example. Already laser scanning extracted measurements. To step inside a full systems are seen by customers with a little body scanner is always an event and provokes concern and I can imagine that to be “radiated”, entertainment to the customer. However, if the even with nonharmful millimeter-waves, will not extracted body measurement are not as precise be easily accepted by everybody. as the classical tape measurement, then Even though, these concerns, I believe Intellifit customers will not enter any more in the System contributes to a great advance in scanning cabin. technology allowing the 3D scan of a person without undressing. Get the most complete and regularly updated Technical reviews say that Intellifit system can list of companies and products: achieve an accuracy of about 5-6 mm. This Indeed, it is very interesting to survey how the achievement seems to me optimistic. In fact, the market will react to this new competitor in the 3D human body measurement systems, 10 seconds scanning time is quite long field of full body scanning. It is for sure to take in including comparison chart: €195 considering the circular movement of the consideration and keep an eye on the future transceiver. It is barely difficult for a person to development of the used technology. Or ask one for your special needs. stay immobile in a standing position during this Sources: period. Other full body scanning systems Intellifit Corporation, Horsham (PA), USA, More information at: www.homometrica.ch available in the market try to solve the problems www.intellifit.com or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. caused by the person moving during the Pacifit Northwest National Laboratory, process. Scanning systems based on white light Richland (WA), USA projection, try to reduce the scanning time to a TechCommJournal, Dec 2004/Jan 2005 minimum in the range of few 2-4 seconds and corpus.e lightbeam® Mass-customization and best-fit selection using these scanners have nevertheless not been Processing The captured information is sent in the Mobile, accurate and affordable successful up to now for a major reason: the background to the high performance server to 3D foot scanner costs of the required investments are just too process the 3D models and measurements of high for a normal shoe shop. the individual foot. In the moment when the by Dirk Rutschmann, The lightbeam 3D foot scanner is built to second foot is captured the results of the first corpus.e AG, Stuttgart, Germany dramatically reduce the costs in using such a 3D foot are received and shown in the software. The foot scanner. It is based on our MagicalSkin transmitted data has a size of 200-300 KB per technology widely used for orthopedic and foot. medical applications. Up to March 2005 The centralization of the expensive parts of the approximatively 140 shops are using these kinds scanner makes the whole technology affordable of affordable scanners. for every user by avoiding spare time of these We have shifted hardware to software components on every instance. components and have centralized these Application expensive components for all users on an The 3D data set can now be post processed Internet server for an overall much more according to the application, exported into economic approach. In this way, the shop standard file-formats, like DXF, VRML etc. requires just a small platform which is equipped Depending on the application for which the data with one digital video camera. set is used, it is also possible to fully automatically read out specific parameters or measures like for example size, length, height or The traditional way of selecting shoes in retail circumferences. The accuracy is 1 mm. stores is based on one-dimensional measures: foot length, foot width, perimeters etc. These rather crude 1-dimensional measurements, manually taken from a 3-dimensional body, allow The affordable and mobile lightbeam® 3D footscanner only for a very broad selection of a fitting shoe. A 3D foot scan is as easy as the following steps: The best fit must still be found by trial and error, i.e. by trying on a substantial number of different Preparation shoe sizes and styles from a necessary large The body part to be digitized is covered with a collection hold in stock at the retailer. This low-cost elastic garment, the “Magical Skin”. The ‘customization’ process in buying shoes is time “Magical Skin” bears special color and b/w consuming for the customer, requires an photogrammetric marks. expensive stock and personal from the shoe Acquisition retailer and still more then often leads to a non The customer has to step, wearing the One-Click Scanning Software satisfying result. MagicalSkins, on the scanners platform. By Additional information about corpus.e and its On the other hand there is a vast number of using the One-Click lightbeam Software, the feet products can be found at the web address: sophisticated 3D laser- and fringe projection are digitized one after the other taking www.corpus-e.com based foot scanners on the market which are approximately 25 seconds per foot. able to scan the correct 3D shape of a foot. 3 April 2005 Technology The new Breuckmann bodySCAN The bodySCAN system is the consequential enhancements of the in-vivo metrology series. Fast, accurate and flexible Based on the long lasting experience of in the 3D full body scanning system area of skin and face measurements, Breuckmann developed a system for the fast by Heike Ehrhardt and Hans Woerner, digitization of the whole human body. Breuckmann GmbH, Meersburg, Germany The interaction between the patented projection technology and an especially designed control unit enables the system to finish the whole scan procedure in less than 2.5 seconds – so the bodySCAN system is the fastest scanning system of all systems with resolution less than 0.5 mm. In this way the test person can be scanned in a natural and relaxed posture. Breuckmann bodySCAN The ability to capture the complete geometry of the body, even in dynamic positions, creates manifold possibilities of using the data: - Tailor-made clothes for extreme sports - Computer animation and computer games - Gifts and souvenirs, such as sculptures or sub-surface engraving Scanning a person by using bodySCAN - Medical technology and prosthetics Breuckmann has been developing its wide range - Individually fitted seats, in car manufacturing of scanning systems since 1984. Since that time, and aircraft construction the company has developed a pretty extensive - Fashion and design, mass customization range of products, all based on the same core technology that moves from mainstream reverse engineering and inspection, through facial scanning and into medical areas for dental and Scanning two persons in a natural pose dermatology purposes. All of the products rely on a technology called The bodySCAN sensor system consists of four Miniaturised Projection Technology (MPT), itself measurement pillars, each equipped with a based on structured white light scanning. This projector and two digital cameras. Features patented MPT device projects a moiré fringe which should be particularly stressed are the pattern on the object being scanned. This is then flexible construction and no necessity of a captured using the camera unit. As the two special scan cabin. The system works at devices are separated horizontally at a known subdued light and can be built up in a very short distance (referred to as the sensor base), the time. The eight datasets which are captured OPTOCAT software can perform triangulation within each scan, are processed and finally calculation to measure the position of each point combined with the powerful OPTOCAT software. 3D scans in dynamic positions within the fringe pattern. Because of the way the The software offers an easy-to-use graphical Additional information about Breuckmann and system works, it can scan millions of points user interface. its products can be found at the web address: within a few seconds. www.breuckmann.com Research and Consulting ISPRS Working Group on Medical After the introduction, all the board members present at the meeting shortly introduced Image Analysis, Human Motion themselves. and Body Measurement Nicola D'Apuzzo has a background of mecha- nical engineering with focus on biomedical Successful first meeting in Zurich of applications. Moreover he received his Ph.D. in the newly formed working group the topic of human body measurement and Some actual works of the medical imaging group directed by Gábor Székely extracted from the publication written by tracking from video images. Currently he directs in Zurich a consulting firm in the field of human Hans-Peter Meinzer is director of the division Nicola D'Apuzzo, body measurements. His main activities regard Medical and Biological Informatics of the Homometrica Consulting, Zurich, Switzerland 3D human body scanning for various German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg. Petros Patias, applications in medicine and fashion/beauty. He has a rich background on bioinformatics and The Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece medical imaging. The current main research The first meeting of the newly formed working activities of his group are: segmentation of group was held in Zurich on February 21st 2005. medical images (CT, NRM, echography) for At the beginning of the meeting, Petros Patias diagnosis and therapy support, augmented introduced the goals of the working group and reality and navigation in computer aided surgical listed the aims of the first meeting of the working intervention, 3D echography, and 3D simulation group in five important points: (i) get to know of cell migrations. The current main applications each other, (ii) review the working group terms of Some of the consulting activities of Nicola D'Apuzzo are cardiology, heart surgery and liver surgical reference, (iii) select focal points, (iv) set planning. strategic targets and (v) set actions plans. Gábor Székely currently directs the Medical Petros Patias, chair of the Working Group V/6 Image Analysis and Visualization group of the and former chair of the Commission V, has done Computer Vision Laboratory of ETH Zurich. The some work about medical image analysis during main research topics of the group are: computer his career, however his great contribution to the aided surgical navigation, segmentation of working group is his deep knowledge of the medical images, visualization of medical data, structures and organization of ISPRS image registration from different sources (e.g. Some actual works of the Medical and Biological (International Society of Photogrammetry and CT, NMR, PET, surface), quantitative X-ray Informatics group directed by Hans-Peter Meinzer Remote Sensing, www.isprs.org). analysis and surgical simulation. continues at page 4 4 April 2005 Research and Consulting ISPRS Working Group on Medical Patias proposed Agios Nikolaos, a picturesque small town in Crete, Greece as place where the Image Analysis, Human Motion workshop should be held. and Body Measurement The working group will participate actively at conferences related to medical imaging, by Successful first meeting in Zurich of organizing technical sessions and/or tutorials: the newly formed working group Some areas of research performed by Petros Koidis SPIE Medical Imaging 2006, MICCAI 2005 extracted from the publication written by (Medical Image Computing and Computer Important decisions about the activities of the Nicola D'Apuzzo, Assisted Intervention), CARS 2006 (Computer working group were taken during the meeting. It Homometrica Consulting, Zurich, Switzerland Assisted Radiology and Surgery), CAOS 2006 was decided to submit proposal for joined Petros Patias, (Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery), 9th projects within the working group at EU 7th The Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece Symposium on 3D Analysis of Human Framework Program. Movement 2006, ISPRS Comm. V Symposium continues from page 3 It was also discussed about the organization of a 2006. workshop in November 2005, focused on 4D Petros Koidis is professor at the Department of All the participants of the working group meeting (4 dimensions) or 3D+T (3 dimensions + time). Fixed Prosthesis and Implants Prosthodontics of were satisfied with the results achieved. The The topic would be very interesting and the Dental School of the Aristotle University of meeting was closed with a glass of wine. attractive. It includes several research and Thessaloniki in Greece. His current activities All readers, working in the fields of the working application areas, such as movement analysis imply mouth rehabilitation and biomaterials for group, are invited to join and become active and joint kinematics, navigation in computer medical and dental applications. The main topics members. aided surgical interventions, dynamic 3D surface of his actual research are focused on: dental and More information about the working group, as measurement, long time shape tracking. It was implant treatment planning and therapeutics, well as the original report, are available at the decided to invite clinicians to the workshop. In modification of existing materials, development homepage of the working group: this way, the workshop could represent a first of new materials corresponding to biological www.commission5.isprs.org/wg6. attend to establish a platform to connect structures, biomimetics and tissue engineering. photogrammetry, medical imaging and medicine. Dynamic surface measurement The spacetime stereo approach has several advantages. It serves as a simple yet general Actual stand of research at the framework for computing shape when only University of Washington appearance or lighting changes. For objects in motion, possibly deforming, the oriented extracted from publications written by spacetime window matching provides a way to Li Zhang, compute accurate disparity maps when standard University of Washington, Seattle (WA), USA stereo methods fail. This last case is shown to Face capture system: six cameras and two projectors be particularly effective for structured light Three of the cameras capture the left side of the scanning of moving scenes. The next figures face, and the other three capture the right side. show an example of the results achieved by To facilitate depth computation, we use two acquiring dynamically the shape of the face of a video projectors that project gray-scale random person changing expression. stripe patterns onto the face. The projectors send a "blank" pattern every three frames, which is used to compute both color texture maps and time correspondence information (optical flow). Creating face models that look and move The vast majority of stereo research has focused realistically is an important problem in computer on the problem of establishing spatial graphics. It is also one of the most difficult, as correspondences between pixels in a single pair Some frames of acquired image sequences even the most minute changes in facial of images for a static moment in time. The expression can reveal complex moods and appearance of the real world varies over time, emotions. Yet, the presence of very convincing due to lighting changes, motion, and changes in synthetic characters in recent films makes a shading or texture over time. Traditional stereo strong case that these difficulties can be algorithms handle these variations by treating overcome with the aid of highly skilled animators. each time instant in isolation. Better results may be obtained by considering how each pixel Measured 3D surface of the human face Because of the sheer amount of work required to create such models, however, there is a clear varies over time and using this variation as a cue Additional information about the work described need for more automated techniques. for correspondence an approach we call here, as well as, the original publications can be Modeling facial dynamics is essential for creating spacetime stereo. found at the web address: animations, but it is more difficult to achieve due The basic principle of spacetime stereo is www.cs.washington.edu/homes/lizhang. in part to limitations in current shape capture straightforward. First, consider conventional technology. In particular, laser-scanners and stereo algorithms, which generally represent ADVERTISEMENT most other high-resolution shape capture correspondence in terms of disparity between a techniques do not operate effectively on fast pixel in one image and the corresponding pixel in moving scenes (a transition to a smile can occur another image. in a fraction of a second). Furthermore, the The matching function used to compute problem of creating animation tools that exploit disparities typically compares spatial captured models of 3D facial dynamics has yet neighborhoods around candidate pairs of pixels. to be explored. Spacetime stereo simply adds a temporal We present a novel, end-to-end system for dimension to the neighborhoods used in the producing a sequence of high-resolution, time- matching function. The spacetime window can varying face models using off-the-shelf be a rectangular 3D volume of pixels, which is hardware. useful for reconstructing scenes in which Our system takes as input 6 synchronized video changes in lighting and appearance, rather than streams (4 monochrome and 2 color) running at shape changes, dominate. When the object is 60 frames-per-second (fps), and outputs a 20 moving significantly, the disparity must be fps sequence of high-resolution 3D meshes that treated in a time-dependent fashion. In this case, capture face geometry, color, and motion. The we compute matches based on oriented videos are recorded by a camera rig shown in spacetime windows that allow the matching the figure. pixels to shift linearly over time. 5 April 2005 Research and Consulting Homometrica Consulting Some examples of services offered by Homometrica Consulting are presented here. We know the different products and solutions existing for the measurement of the human Interdependent consulting firm in the field DEVELOPMENT: You want to develop a 3D body. We help you planning the marketing of of human body measurements human body measurement system (hardware or your system/solution. software). You get the target area for your system. You by Nicola D'Apuzzo, save time by avoiding studying the different Homometrica Consulting, Zurich, Switzerland We know the different methods and technologies for the measurement of the human body (e.g. solutions present in the market. Homometrica Consulting face, hands, back) in any condition (e.g. fixed or PURCHASE: You want to buy/use a 3D human was founded on April 2004 in movement). Based on our experience in the body measurement system. by Dr. Nicola D'Apuzzo in field, we help you planning the development of Based on our experience in the field of human Zurich, Switzerland. It is an your system. body measurement, we know the correct method independent consulting You get the directions for the development of for your application and we find the best system firm based on over eight your system. You save time by avoiding studying fulfilling your requirements. years experience of Nicola deeply all the different technologies. You save time by avoiding searching and D'Apuzzo in the fields of evaluating different systems. You save money human body measu- INTEGRATION: You want to develop a 3D human body measurement solution based on by selecting the correct and the less expensive rements, surface digiti- technology for your application. zation and 3D scanning. existing products (hardware and software). Technical consulting is the company's main We know the different products existing for the INFORMATION: You want to learn about 3D activity. It provides advice on wide ranging measurement of the human body. Based on our human body measurements. issues in the field of human body measurement experience in the field, we find the correct We teach you the different methods and associated with equipment purchase, product technologies fulfilling your requirements and we technologies used to measure the human body. development and research. help you integrating them into your solution. You learn the specific know-how. You save time Our consulting services include: You get the adequate elements to be integrated by avoiding learning the entire technology - project managing, into your solution. You save time by avoiding background. - products evaluation, searching and evaluating different systems. Additional information about Homometrica - report and presentation editing, MARKETING: You want to sell your 3D human Consulting can be found at the web address: - market and research surveying. body measurement system/solution. www.homometrica.ch. Applications Stylingcard – A platform for The virtual twin: Key for your success. The principle stylingcard is based on collection and good looking and well being presentation of a detailed personal profile. The personal profile is a combination of a high quality Swiss project uses scanning technology 3-D scanning data and a structured analysis of for fashion and beauty applications personal requirements and wishes. The entire by Hans Flury, HF Consultants GmbH, data constitutes the "virtual twin". The principle Wangen bei Olten, Switzerland guarantees complete protection of privacy and personal data. Each customer is owner of his own data, and can periodically update its profile. The virtual twin can be used easily in different applications. An intelligent solution: The regional consulting center Styling Point. The Styling Point is the The value net of Stylingcard® communication platform in the concept. In a Styling Point, the customer obtains all the Stylingcard is flexible and can be used from required personal data (3D scanning and home through Internet, in the styling point or in a personal profile) and is offered style consulting retail shop. Stylingcard will improve the customer from specialists of different branches. Personal advisory service and the value chain of the Individuality becomes standard wit a new stylingcard partner. Stylingcard partner take "platform for good looking and well being" one-to-one consulting, as well as online access to the entire stylingcard network are provided at profit from the closer match of demand and Stylingcard offers a universal storage medium the styling point. At a Styling Point, mass supply with e.g. lower logistic cost, lower capital allowing to match personal desire and industrial customization becomes reality. requirements and write off rates. These are the offerings. A large amount of personal data, The "Gene code" makes it work: 30 to 100 MB elements to have a fast return of investment including 3D body shape, body sizes and data need to be stored for each customer. The (ROI) for the stylingcard partner and provide the personal wishes are stored and available to new technology of semantic system is a core basis for a successful business. participating retailers. element of the stylingcard principle. It makes Stylingcard is based on serious research: Based on the stylingcard principle, the customer new compression dimensions available to The joint venture of science and representatives can match his personal requirements with most everybody on an individual stylingcard. The large of different markets is developing the presented of the products on the market. The new principle amount of data are stored and encoded in a solution for good looking and well being since allows, as a logical consequence of the new neuronal network. From this, a "Gene code" is more than two years. The company founded economy, the following change in attitude: The extracted. The original data can be recon- 2003 in Zurich will provide the possibility to buy product chooses the customer! Thus implying structed, e.g. through a handshake, on a individual and cost-efficient products, based on that successful manufacturers and retailers are standard viewer. Alternatively the "Gene code" professional style consulting. enforced to have always actual and updated can reproduce all the time the initial data. customer's data. Stylingcard make this available The market is ready for new solutions: It is an The value net connects customers, retailers and accepted opinion that the consumer market is without high investments. manufacturers. Stylingcard is a platform offering shrinking or saturate. Customers have money, Focus on individuality: Most companies focus great benefits for everybody. Customers have a but they hesitate to buy new products. Low cost today on customer's behavior and data, never-seen-before variety of products available. products of global players are sold everywhere implementing customer cards, performing market They can choose, based on their own profiles, at very low prices. This battle ruins more and analysis or surveying customer's satisfaction. clothes, shoes, jewelery, eye-glasses and much more European companies. An opposite trend Stylingcard removes the uncertainty of guessing more in a transparent way. Retailers have the shows economic growth on the home market. customer's wishing and tailoring of innumerable possibility to offer a much larger range of The demands for personalized products with products to best fit the demand. All services can products and services, without high investments. prices comparable to mass production be sold with high competitive prices and high Manufacturers receive electronic readable merchandise is steadily growing. customer satisfaction, the market's data is orders, based on 100% transparent data and managed efficiently. ready for direct manufacture. continues at page 6 6 April 2005 Applications Stylingcard – A platform for The Stylingcard project starts NOW: The Stylingcard AG in Switzerland is actually ADVERTISEMENT good looking and well being collecting with mobile and stationary styling points individual customer data of more than Swiss project uses scanning technology 100'000 people (average 5% of the market for fashion and beauty applications potential in Switzerland). A 3-D body scanner is HOMOMETRICA CONSULTING by Hans Flury, HF Consultants GmbH, the base for the virtual twin. The first collection of Wangen bei Olten, Switzerland data is offered at no cost to the customer. A fee Expert assistance for questions will be eventually introduced in the second year on human body measurements, continues from page 5 of use. Partial sponsoring by partners is surface digitization and 3D scanning. Consumers want to become co-designers and anticipated. identify with their products. They don't want to The different industries can be part of the Project managing, products evaluation, buy clothes or shoes, they want to buy best- stylingcard principle. Their participation is based report and presentation editing, fitting clothes and most comfortable shoes. on a developed questionnaire. The expectations market and research surveying. Big industry and trading companies as well as of customers, retailers and manufacturers are many start-ups are following this trend. They high. There is a high potential of cost savings want to find solutions for the individual and a reduction of the risk associated with the Extensive network of business contacts requirements of their customers. The strategy of introduction of a new product. with manufacturers, research institutions, mass customization needs new methods in More Information about "Stylingcard": If you solution providers and users. communication, marketing and manufacturing would like to have more information about the processes. Complete solutions, which can be business model, the next steps and the market More information at: www.homometrica.ch easily integrated into existing environments, are penetration with Styling Points, don't hesitate to or send an e-mail to: email@example.com required. Stylingcard is such a solution! contact us or have a look at www.stylingcard-ag.com. Grand Odyssey Each spectator gets a role (there are soldiers, doctors, scientists and politicians involved in the The film where spectators star in story) as a Toshiba supercomputer is processing the one-time-only film. by Nicola D'Apuzzo, The Futurecast System was initially developed Homometrica Consulting, Zurich, Switzerland by Waseda University Professor Shigeo Morishima, and Mistui-Toshiba engineers completed it after amassing a great deal of know-how and technology. The process can be described as follows. 3D face model and parametrized face mask (1) A simple face scanner capture images from (4) The face mask can then be directly inserted the person from different directions. and animated in the movie. The Exposition 2005 in Aichi Japan is full of new technological innovations. A world-fisrt in entertainment is shown at the Mitsui-Toshiba Pavillon: GRAND ODYSSEY, a unique computer animated film. Spectators queueing outside what appears to be Spectator original face, face scanner an ordinary cinema, are invited to place their faces into a hole in the wall for a few seconds. (2) A 3D computer model of the person's face is High-resolution digital cameras perform a quick automatically generated from the scanning data. Person's face inserted and animated in the movie scan from several angles, and everyone takes (3) Out of the 3D face model a parametrized face mask is automatically extracted. The More information about GRAND ODYSSEY can their seats. The animated film begins as normal, be found at the web address: but the cast is made up of walking, talking digital parametrization allows to index face features as eyes, eyebrows, nose, mouth, etc. www.mt-expo.com/odyssey replicas of people in the audience. Colored figurines from Japan The Japanese company MIC applies the well known rapid prototyping technologies of 3D MIC turns 3D bodyscans into figurines scanning and 3D printing in the production of figurines that represent accurate replicas of real by Nicola D'Apuzzo, persons. Homometrica Consulting, Zurich, Switzerland 3D body scanning (KonikaMinolta VIVID910) is Sources: used to acquire the shape as well as the texture Gareth Edwards, engadget, www.engadget.com of a person. A precise 3D computer model of the TV Tokyo Corporation, www.tv-tokyo.co.jp face and bust of the scanned person is edited 3D milling and resulted plastic model of the person accurately on computer by using modeling The new and important achievement of MIC is software (SensAble FreeForm). the automated coloring process of the plastic model. This allows the production of impressively realistic figurines. 3D scanning of the person, results of the scanning, and 3D colored surface model The prepared 3D data is sent to milling or 3D printing machines to result in a precise plastic Final result: colored figurine replica of the scanned person.
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