Hohenstein, a company that specialises in testing, certification and research of all kinds of textiles, will be using 4D body scanners for a series of research projects.
The goal of each project is to advance knowledge and implications throughout the garment industry.
One among such projects is Mobility Restrictions.
Funded by the German Federation of Industrial Research Association, Mobility Restrictions focuses on change in body measurements during movements.
The intent of the scientists at Hohenstein is to develop a method to analyse how an apparel product restricts movement. The project is expected to be completed in October next year.
The 4D scanning displays shape and size for the intended customers and thereby reveals changes in body shape during the motion. It depicts the effect of movement on the clothing and vice versa.
This is useful for analysing the range of motion particularly in sportswear and workwear for improved function.
4D data with 3D visualisation will help in shortening or eliminating prototyping time and cost.
The Institute explains “It creates better data for size chart creation and pattern making. Better patterns lead to less material and product waste. Realistic size data leads to better fitting garments. Improving fit, function and ergonomic comfort affects return rates, brand loyalty and profits.”
Hohenstein, with experience of more than 70 years, helps the apparel sector with accredited and independent textile testing, certification, research and development as well as training.