Nearly 200 fashion retailers, e-tailers and brands were the given the opportunity to use a prototype of the world’s first 3D body scanner developed specifically for consumers to use both in the home or within retail outlets.
The revolutionary NX-16 scanner prototype from [TC]2, which has its global launch in the US later this year, was unveiled at the ASBCI’s two day interactive sizing and fashion technology workshop and seminar (pictured) held recently at the Leicester Tigers, Welford Road Stadium. With an extremely small footprint the portable NX-16 3D white-light body scanner will work in conjunction with Microsoft’s Kinect Xbox games console. It will allow consumers to scan their bodies in the comfort and privacy of their own home, generate a personalised 3D Avatar, import their facial image from a digital photo onto the Avatar, and then select fashion styles to dress and ‘try on’ in a virtual world.
The NX-16 has huge implications for buying clothes on-line and could be used in retail outlets to help customers shop virtually before final trying and buying.