Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Virtual Tape Measure........

Imagine a virtual tape measure...............what can it do for you?  Yahoo News (November 21, 2012), reports on an innovation that could take the guess work out of buying clothes online.  This remote control innovation is set to take measuring the human body to a whole new level. 

Not in my wildest dreams did I see this coming. The idea of a webcam taking an individual's body statistics and transforming them into 3 dimensional data for their shopping pleasure sure stretches the imagination. Yet, that's exactly what the virtual tape measure seeks to accomplish.  

A university in the United Kingdom, Surrey University, among several, is working on perfecting a virtual measuring tape for the purpose of helping to increase the probability ratio of selecting the perfect fit when shopping online for clothes.  Apparently the difficulty associated with getting the right fit has stunted the growth of online clothes shopping when compared with electronics and books.  I say kudos to the developers, and happy cyber shopping to everyone else!!!

My final thought on this wonder technology is, might it be beneficial to dressmakers for the purpose of measuring potential clients virtually?  Let's keep on dreaming..........
Link to article.

Source: Yahoo! News

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Amazing technology. And I agree with you on the benefits...!