It would be great to have a device on hand that could tell a consumer what their correct clothing size is – especially when ordering products online and there’s no tailor around to take measurements.
SizeGenie is a low-cost 3D body scanner that does exactly that and aims to put an end to buying ill-fitting clothes that must be returned. The device uses patent-pending scanning technology that combines infrared sensors and cameras to obtain a 3D form of the person using it. That form is then further refined to arrive at a series of precise measurements that are shown in inches and centimeters.
SizeGenie’s makers are looking to sell the device for under $50 at retail, but early bird Kickstarter backers can get one for as low as $25 before it ships in May. They set a goal of raising $30,000 by Nov. 21.
The device would clearly come in handy for all but those shoppers who buy clothes so often that they know all their measurements by heart. Even when shopping at a bricks-and-mortar store there are plenty of times when no employees are around to measure a customer. The one hitch there is that the device probably isn’t quite small enough for the average person to want to carry one around at the mall.