LSU using scanning technology for better fitting clothing
BATON ROUGE- Researchers at Louisiana State University are using body scanning technology to study how body shapes change during weight loss.
Research being done by the LSU College of Agriculture's Department of Textiles, Apparel Design and Merchandising will help the apparel industry move into "purchase-activated manufacturing," where clothing is customized to the size and fit of the customer and manufactured after purchase.
Assistant Professor Casey Stannard says purchase-based manufacturing can reduce waste in apparel manufacturing and give customers better fitting garments.
Stannard and Laurel Romeo, another assistant professor in the department, are recruiting participants for their study. Men and women 18 years and older who are engaged in a weight-loss program can participate and will receive a 3-D body scan every time they lose 10 pounds.