Future of shopping: Just a few clicks to a virtual fitting
“The industry has now accepted that 3D pays off in product de-velopment, simply because it gives you the right model much faster”, says Dr. Andreas Seidl, CEO of the Human Solutions Group. “We have taken this a step further, however, by asking the questions: How can 3D data be used beyond the develop-ment and production process? How can we use them for a virtu-al fitting?”
Find your right product as fast as possible
When we look at the purchasing behavior of customers, it’s ob-vious that they’ve become more impatient in some ways: They no longer want to search through racks of garments, try some of them on and then have to wait in a queue at the checkout – they
want to find the right product quickly. “This is why we have de-veloped a virtual fitting session that enables customers to see themselves wearing a garment onscreen – and they can even try out different models with just a few clicks”, says Seidl.
Virtual extension of the store counter
The store of the future may only have a few items of real cloth-ing available in the store. A customer decides she wants a par-ticular dress that has a QR code. When she holds this code up to the Human Solutions “Digital Fashionboard”, she can view the dress in different colors and patterns. Now she is digitized with just a few clicks: The “Bodyprofiler” app needs only four items of information to generate an avatar from the world’s largest data-base of human body scans – and the avatar can be further cus-tomized if required.
Added value for customers and employees
The customer immediately receives a size recommendation and sees herself in her chosen garment on the Digital Fashionboard. The size & fit check shows the parts of the body on which the garment might be too tight or too wide and a fast comparison with another size can then be made. “The virtual fitting session with your own avatar can support the purchase decision and significantly reduce the number of garments that are actually tried on. Try-ons can now be completely dispensed with and this creates a completely new shopping experience with added value for the customer and the employees in the store,” says Seidl. The Digital Fashionboard can also be used to visualize a range of matching accessories, information about the collection and much, much more.