26 Nov '11, 7am

Buying clothes online? New technology may help to measure body dimensions

Buying clothes online? New technology may help to measure body dimensions

A model holds a cd as a reference point as her webcam enabled laptop photographs her body as part of the UPcload service in this publicity photo released to Reuters Nov 25, 2011. -- PHOTO: REUTERS TORONTO (REUTERS) - Mr Asaf Moses is in the midst of displaying a new way to measure body dimensions. A virtual instructor prompts him to turn 90 degrees to the left and adopt various poses such as 'The Penguin', aimed at capturing over 20 different measurements using a device that many people have embedded in their laptops - a simple webcam. 'It's capturing everything that's needed to tailor a shirt to your measurements', said Mr Moses. And it's all online. Shoppers generally flock to malls during the holidays beginning on Black Friday, although in recent years many have headed to the Internet. A recent survey by analytics firm comScore predicted online shopping would increase 1...

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