Virtual tester digitally adapts clothes to each person

The “Smart Fitting Room” is a kind of “magic mirror” that allows the user to see, in a store, how a particular piece of clothing would look like without having to experiment

The Center for Computer Graphics (CCG), based at the University of Minho, developed a virtual clothing proofing system based on the latest computer vision technologies. The presentation of the project to the business environment occurred recently at the Technological Center for Textiles and Clothing in Vila Nova de Famalicão.

The “Smart Fitting Room” is a kind of “magic mirror” that allows the user to see, in a store, how a particular piece of clothing would look like without having to try it.

“We have a computer vision system that” observes “the person, can extract the silhouette and adapt the clothing digitally. It has a gestural interface, that is, the client interacts with the system through gestures, without needing to touch “, explains João Nuno Oliveira, executive director of CCG.

With this “smart mirror” it will be possible to digitally sample pieces of clothing and see if they match. “The bottom line is that basic test that we all do when we are in the stores: picking up a garment and putting it on the body to see what it looks like,” he adds, adding that the system has the ability to “stretch” in the body structure of each.

In addition to the virtual proof, the system also makes clothing suggestions that combine with the customer’s options as well as recommendations associated with the store’s sales in the past. “The system can identify that most customers who bought type A pants also bought type B sweaters,” says João Nuno Oliveira.

The intelligent test booth also includes a number of other features, such as a virtual assistant, the possibility of browsing the store’s catalog and connecting to social networks.

The next step of this project, in development since 2011, will be to test the “Smart Fitting Room” on shop floor, he adds.

 

Source: P3 | 11/12/2014

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