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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.

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