Find Pants That Actually Fit With KinectBy: Zach Walton - June 20, 2012
Shopping for pants is hard. I know that by watching my female friends spend hours in clothing stores only to walk out with a single pair of pants. I myself am too terrified to even shop for pants as I’m pretty sure my waistline grows three sizes each day thus making my search for size 38 pants already obsolete. If only there was an easier way to find the perfect pair of pants…
The use of ellipsis was meant to imply that, yes, there is an easier way. That easier way comes from Kinect, the camera peripheral that powers your not-so-favorite Xbox 360 games. Besides being a dragon shout simulator, the Kinect is also used in a lot of market applications. It’s so awesome that Microsoft even funded numerous teams as part of the Kinect Accelerator to apply the technology to various fields.
Today’s field is fashion, hence the aforementioned pants struggles. The absolute worst part of shopping for clothes is trying them on. Bodymetrics has found an elegant solution through the use of Kinect that scans your body and lets you know what clothes will fit you. It even lets you try on the clothes digitally to let you know how they look.
Sure, some people love that feeling of walking into a store and spending hours trying to find the perfect pair of jeans. I, on the other hand, want nothing more than to walk in and walk out with a pair of jeans that is guaranteed to fit me. That’s what Bodymetrics does with the Kinect and it’s awesome. I’m sure plenty of men (and women) would agree with me that the time saved clothes shopping could be better applied elsewhere.
Check out the video below to see how Bodymetrics is using Kinect to power the future of clothes fitting. Here’s hoping this technology makes it into clothing stores soon so I no longer have to suffer the indignity of accidentally walking into the women’s changing room. Well, they could visibly label changing rooms, but the Kinect idea is better.