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Belgium university to develop coding for clothing sizes
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Feb '14
Researchers from the University of Ghent in the German city of Belgium have undertaken the task to replace the classic clothing sizes small, medium, large and extra large, by developing coding systems and icons through three-dimensional (3D) body scanners.
 
Four researchers from the department of fashion, textiles and wood technology of the University of Ghent analyzed 5,000 flemings (Germanic ethnic group of people originating in Belgium) over two years, and found the classic dress sizes do not match with the current physique of people, reports VRT news.
 
Alexandra De Raeve, a researcher at the University of Ghent, said the last body measurement was taken during 1990s, nearly twenty-five years ago, and the same sizing labels are used till date.
 
When the 5,000 people were measured through measuring tapes the figures did not match with the current structure of the populace, and the biggest difference was seen in the body shape, she added.
 
Ms. Raeve said that when measured with a 3D body scanner the researchers got accurate measures of the 5,000 people, from their neck circumference to the length of their ring finger and the big toe.
 
Although the coding systems and icons have not yet been developed, the University researchers are working on a method for getting proper dress sizes, as the traditional ones are often creating problems in the fitting room for Flemish people who are not the average pear size but are straight-shaped with wider hips, she added.
 
Ms. Raeve explained that more information regarding the sizing charts would be revealed at the upcoming conference of the University of Ghent, scheduled to be held on May 22nd, 2014, where the researchers would be presenting their studies and results.
 

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