Fashion is no stranger to new technology — just look at how Fashion Week events around the world are so digitally connected now. We were invited to the debut of the BodyMetrics Pod to see how the device attempts to put an end the hunt for that elusive perfect pair of jeans. For most people, buying the perfect pair of jeans is not an easy task. Some people aren't comfortable shopping online for that particular reason. It's hard to tell which articles of clothing will look good on you in real life.
Bodymetrics uses Microsoft's "Kinect for Windows" technology. The technology uses a process called "light coding" which uses light to derive a 3D map of a person.
The pod is equipped with this technology and maps your body into hundreds of measurements and contours, creating a 3D version of your body that Bodymetrics Stylists can then dress with the best fitting jeans. You can virtually see how these jeans look on you without having to physically try them on.
This 3D map of your body is saved when you create your Bodymetrics account to do the initial body mapping. You can then use that 3D image of your body to try on different clothes and see how they look, true to life. This could definitely make online shopping a lot easier, and we're excited to see how this becomes integrated in the future.
Those of you in Los Angeles can experience the pod this weekend at Bloomingdale's in Century City.
(Images provided by BodyMetrics)