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.