A new mannequin that can alter its shape to any set of measurements is set to fix online shopping’s sizing problem for good.
Imagine being able to buy a pair of jeans or one of the latest dresses at your favourite fashion shop, without ever leaving the comfort of your home. All you would have to do is pick out the style from an online catalogue, send in your measurements, then have your purchase delivered straight to your door. Best of all, it’s a perfect fit.
This scenario isn’t far off in the distant future, thanks to an ingenious device created by Dr Allan Chan, Associate Professor of the Institute of Textiles and Clothing and his team at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
At its first glance, the mannequin ‘i.Dummy’ looks no different from an ordinary dummy but it is no plain. This sophisticated mannequin can change its body shape and size or even elongate at the point of a fingertip on computer.
Understanding the new fitting revolution has come, Winswin acquired the technology, refined and brings it into the market.
Applying advanced mechatronics technology as the platform of mannequin development, Dr Allan Chan and his team members collected massive anthropometric data from worldwide population, as well as actual body scales from 3D Body Scanner, to create I.DUMMY’s universal body scales and sizes.
I.DUMMY will assist our keenly sensitive fashion partners to fit in the new era. Winswin, established in 2013 under the Win Hanverky Group, is a Hong Kong based robotic mannequin company with its own manufacturing facilities in China. They have a team of professional engineers who are experts in their fields: from mechanical engineering, prototyping; electronics to robotics, software and motors. They see innovation essential in moving the world forward, which makes our dauntless research and developments indispensable.
Their philosophy: “Everyone is connected, we adopt win-win strategies and take part in building the world that operates in the best interest of all people.”
- Garment Fit quality checks for any size at any time.
- Excellent education tool for Fashion Institutes.
- Indispensable custom made haute couture design tool.
- New business opportunities when times customer’s expected body profiles can be satisfied. instantly
- Fitting different garment sizes on just one i.Dummy after grading.
- Sustainable Fitting device even the garment customers’ body profiles have changed over time.
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