3D body scanners are changing how we approach major facets of life. Shopping for clothes, keeping airports secure, and planning medical care have all been transformed and made both easier and better through 3D body scanners. All of this is achieved by giving the user an accurate, holistic view of the human body via 3D technology.
These scanners capture the shape of a person’s body through a series of data points that come together in a 3D model. It combines 3D photo technology such as structured-light scanners, depth sensors, and stereoscopic vision, which means it uses a variety of measurements to encompass the various shapes and intricacies of human subjects, and combines them into one multi-data map. These data points are connected in ratios pulled from the scan’s measurements, and from those connections, a full 3D scan is fleshed out. It’s used in a huge variety of applications that benefit from ultra-personalization, like making shoes, giving nutritional advice, and fitting medical equipment.
Although 3D body scanning technology remains dominated by industrial professionals at the moment, it’s a fascinating process that gives everyone a great idea of what 3D technology is capable of producing. And it’s getting more accessible all the time.
When you break it down, 3D body scanning can be simplified to collecting points of human data. Those data are the building blocks for a myriad of uses and discussion points, all made accessible through the same basic starting points. Here are a few of the most popular and effective uses for 3D body scanning that we’ve discovered so far:
Each industry that uses 3D body scanners has fine-tuned their designs to suit their own specific needs. But underneath all the details, 3D body scanners operate in one of these basic ways:
Using a 3D body scanner is pretty easy on the surface – you stand in place while the scanner does all the work in a few minutes at most, then wait just a little more for the software to compile your scan.
But using a 3D body scanner can be tricky if you don’t know what you’re getting into. The devil is in the details, and if you don’t get those right, you could be left wondering what went wrong. Check out these tips for making the most out of your process so your final product gives you the accuracy and assistance you need:
If you’re intrigued by 3D body scanners but haven’t had a chance to experience one, there are plenty available for anyone who has the money, space, and inclination. Here are a few of our favorites:
Body scanning is truly the next frontier in 3D technology. Use our guide to see for yourself how it can change your life for the better!
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