3D Body Scanning System Introduced By ImageTwin
The Textile/Clothing Technology Corporation [(TC)2], Cary, N.C., a not-for-profit organization
supporting the apparel industry, announced the formation of ImageTwin Inc., a joint venture with
Truefinds.com Inc., a preferred stock subsidiary of Konover Property Trust, Cary, N.C. The new
venture will the first Web-enabled three-dimensional body-scanning and measurement system.The
technology is designed to provide the apparel, manufacturing and retail industries a definitive
solution to accurate apparel sizing for online, catalog and bricks-and-mortar shopping. "The
ImageTwin joint venture is part of (TC)2s overall strategy in developing a more efficient apparel
supply chain by increasing forecasting accuracy and reducing merchandise returns," said Peter N.
Butenhoff, president, (TC)2.Nine years of development produced the ImageTwin digital body
measurement system, which uses a safe, white-light scanning process that generates extremely
accurate measurements in less than 12 seconds. The in-store scanning station captures more than
200,000 data points of an individuals image, compiling a full three-dimensional representation of
his or her body. Proprietary software will, in turn, automatically extract dozens of sizing
measurements, which can be used to create a perfect custom-fit garment or predict the appropriate
size of existing ready-to-wear clothing.