3D body scanner cuts measuring time per customer to just a few seconds

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(Left) The 2m-tall scanner from Taiwan has sensors in its frame to capture a 3D image of a customer's body. (Right) The scanner is linked to a phone app and the measurements are sent to the tailor's phone with the 3D image, which can be spun around s
Tailor Sandra Faustina Lee, who makes costumes for performers and also takes requests to make dresses and wedding gowns, said the 3D scanner has cut the time taken to measure a customer from six minutes to just a few seconds. The measurements are also more precise. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
(Left) The 2m-tall scanner from Taiwan has sensors in its frame to capture a 3D image of a customer's body. (Right) The scanner is linked to a phone app and the measurements are sent to the tailor's phone with the 3D image, which can be spun around s
The 2m-tall scanner from Taiwan has sensors in its frame to capture a 3D image of a customer's body. (Above) The scanner is linked to a phone app and the measurements are sent to the tailor's phone with the 3D image, which can be spun around so the tailor can see the customer from all angles. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
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Tailor Sandra Faustina Lee used to take six minutes on average with a tape measure to get the fitting right for each customer.

She often has to make dozens of costumes for dancers so the whole process can be time-consuming for the 27-year-old owner of Free Movement in Ubi Road.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 01, 2019, with the headline 3D body scanner cuts measuring time per customer to just a few seconds. Subscribe