Performance of a 2D Image-Based Anthropometric Measurement and Clothing Sizing System


  1. Meunier, P.
  2. Yin, S.
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Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Two-dimensional image-based anthropometric measurement systems offer an interesting alternative in traditional and three-dimensional methods in applications such as clothing sizing. These automated systems are attractive because of their low cost and the speed with which they can measure size and determine the best-fitting garment. Although these systems have appeal in this type of application, not much is known about the accuracy and precision of the measurements they take. In this paper, the performance of one such system was assessed. The accuracy of the system was analyzed using a database of 349 subjects (male and female) who were also measured with traditional anthropometric tools and techniques, and the precision was estimated through repeated measurements of both a plastic mannequin and a human subject. The results of the system were compared with those of trained anthropometrists, and put in perspective relative to clothing sizing requirements and short-term body changes. It was concluded that image-based systems are capable of providing anthropometric measurements that are quite comparable to traditional measurement methods (performed by skilled measures), both in terms of accuracy and repeatability.
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DCIEM-SL-1999-074 — Scientific Literature
Date of publication
01 Jun 1999
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