3D body scanner

A high precision body scanner for fashion retail. The scanner design is a rotating platform with a set of digital cameras measuring body parameters. Digital images are then transferred via a Wi-Fi interface to a PC and undergo real-time conversion into a digital 3D model.

Industry:

IoT

,

Consumer & Wearable

TRL:

3 → 8

Project duration:

6 months

Challenge

A customer running the business in the AR software domain came to EnCata with a proof-of-concept prototype (TRL-4) of their hardware body scanner. The client wanted to push their hardware technology towards batch production and focus all internal resources on developing custom 3D scanning and AR software technology for the fashion retail business. And the hardware scanner would be an extension of their core value proposition.

Our Role

  • Conceptual design
  • Custom PCB electronics
  • Custom electrics
  • Full mechanical design with stress and kinematic simulations
  • DFM (design for manufacturability)
  • Mould design for vacuum forming
  • Prototype manufacturing and testing

Technologies Used

Vacuum forming

Vacuum forming

Stepper motor

Stepper motor

Wi-Fi on ESP32

Wi-Fi on ESP32

STM32 MCU

STM32 MCU

CRP and fiber glass composite

CRP and fiber glass composite

AC-DC adaptor

AC-DC adaptor

Camera-enabled MV

Camera-enabled MV

RS485

RS485

CNC milling

CNC milling

C++ / C#

C++ / C#

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Approach & Solution

EnCata started the project from the engineering concept development followed by custom PCB and industrial design built around the components. The scanner’s industrial design took into account a wide range of UX factors, including human body weight, safety factors, UI, and manufacturability of the casing. ​

The prototype was built quickly and went through the engineering validation testing (EVT) and with minor changes qualified for the design validation tests. As a result of the DVT, the design was qualified for batch/mass production (TRL-8).

As part of the CMF, a sheet aluminum composite was selected to skin the scanner’s frame. This allowed to reduce the weight of the structure and obtain a stylish and sleek appearance of the unit. The combination of aluminum composite cladding and extruded aluminum sections helped to achieve a rigid, safe and elegant structure.

The use of a stepper motor and ball screw drive ensured smooth movement with low noise and vibration of the scanner.

Results

EnCata delivered a complete set of documentation and produced a TRL-6/7 prototype (manufactured all in-house) including a mould for vacuum forming. Our development passed the design validation tests and user field tests and cleared the client to batch-produce their product (TRL-8).

2.5

tall individuals/objects can be scanned with our design

42

is the weight of the assembled product

3

integrated into the product to perform 3D scans

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