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IMB 2003: World Fair for Apparel Production Technology and Textile Processing

Human Solutions presents ANTHROSCAN The new system is a highly efficient instrument for taking professional serial measurements of human beings

Kaiserslautern / Cologne, 08 May 2003 For the first time, Human Solutions will present ANTHROSCAN at the World Fair for Apparel Production Technology and Textile Processing in Cologne, Germany. The new software solution is an efficient body scanning system for serially measuring large groups of people.

ANTHROSCAN saves time and money

Industry branches whose products include human body measurements (like the garment, furniture and automotive industries) depend on the measurement data of their target groups being up-to-date - only thus can they deliver suitable products and plan their production correspondingly. Thanks to ANTHROSCAN, companies save time and money - because conventional serial measurements are carried out with a measuring tape. The new system needs fewer personnel and is less prone to errors. In addition, it enables the acquiring of measurements to be done at a later stage, since subjects are stored in the form of precise digital twins.

Serial measurements make products suitable for the end user. The furniture and garment industries must match their products to human body measurements. It's not only ergonomic requirements that have to be taken into consideration, but also the planning of production quantities in individual sizes. That's why diverse institutes, associations and companies from various branches carry out regular serial measurement procedures - to acquire up-to-date body measurements for the industry. The French Textile Industry is one example, using the Human Solutions system to take the measurements of around 15,000 men, women and children.

In Germany, the Hohensteiner Institute Textile Research Center recently measured 1,000 women over 50 years of age with the help of Human Solutions technology, recording how female body proportions and posture change with the passage of time. The results will enable female senior citizens to have better-fitting outer garments that are more functional and at the same time more fashionable.

Serial measurements for professional applications

ANTHROSCAN consists of a precise body scanner and powerful software. The system is designed for users who have to define their own measuring regulations. Points on the body, necessary for measurement definition, can be freely defined: With just a few mouse clicks, each decisive point is marked only once, enabling ANTHROSCAN to acquire pre-defined body measurements. The solution enables the user to simultaneously pre-define and edit preferred scan postures, integrating measurement data into one single measurements list. Since only the defined points on the body have to be entered, the time-consuming acquisition of each individual body measurement no longer has to be carried out.

ANTHROSCAN supports complex applications in particular, where several body postures have to be edited during measurement.

In cases where analysis of data from serial measurements of larger groups has to be carried out, a high level of efficiency and a consistently high standard of body measurement both play a decisive role for economically viable and optimal implementation. ANTHROSCAN not only supports the administration and processing of several body postures, but also performs the automated measurement process on the basis of landmarks.

Human Solutions GmbH

Human Solutions GmbH is a global software and system house with around 70 employees in Kaiserslautern, Germany and Detroit, USA. The company develops and sells hardware and software solutions for body scanning, ergonomics and simulation applications. Human Solutions GmbH has over 300 customers, including famous names like Daimler - Chrysler, BMW, Volkswagen, Airbus Industries, the German Federal Army, the Hohensteiner Institute and C & A of Hamburg.

In October 2002, the tecmath Human Solutions Division split from the parent company tecmath AG of Kaiserslautern (backdated to 1st February 2002). Since that time, Human Solutions GmbH has been an independently functioning company.

Our Performance Spectrum: Ergonomics, Simulation and Body Scanning

For the past 15 years, Human Solutions has offered solutions for the electronic data capture and simulation of human beings. Over 70% of all automotive manufacturers worldwide use the human model RAMSIS for the ergonomic calculation of movement sequences.

ReTAILOR is a worldwide, unique data platform created to sell high quality menswear and ladies' wear through the retail trade. It is an innovative system that links automatic body measurement, computer-supported product selection and immediate order dispatch in the most comfortable way imaginable. The retail trade can now offer customized clothing from well-known manufacturers at mass-produced prices - individualized, but without the effort of individual tailoring and at prices normally associated with ready-made clothing.

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