Now, 'magic mirror' that will make shopping easy for people
A new "magic mirror" technology has been created that could help people in shopping by displaying a 3-D picture of their measurements, for different outfits and accessories.
According to China Daily, the system comprises a scanning room with 16 sensors, a computer creating a 3-D visual human model based on the scanning results and photographs of the human face, and a large display screen.
The system makes suggestions by matching users and garments by size and skin tone. Users can change the clothes on their visual figures displayed on the screen by hitting a button on the screen.
The product has been developed by Shanghai Yin Science and Technology Co, Belgian company DNA Interactif Fashion and US firm [TC]2.
Li Hao, a sales representative in the 3-D division at Shanghai Yin Science and Technology Co, said that model-building might take up to 15 minutes, depending on the Internet broadband width, with the server currently located in Belgium.
The system could be updated as data would be accumulated, such as ages, personal preferences and features specific to a region and that the company plans to relocate the server to China.
The Guangdong Association of Garment and Garment Article Industry are working with Hao's company to place the system in public venues, such as shopping centers, to collect data.
The system could also help garment makers to reduce their huge stocks by allowing them to showcase older designs no longer available in stores.
(Posted on 01-09-2014)