Friday, April 20, 2012
Meg Okies, a technical designer and patternmaker of the apparel innovation team at Nike, shows a sample body scan of an athlete that allows researchers to collect data and make three dimensional models of players to design uniforms and clothing to fit their specific body types. Players stand in a large scanning machine that makes a detailed digital model of the contours of their bodies so clothing can be custom fit and designed based on their size, shape and range of motion in play. This method is one of the ways Nike engineered new NFL uniforms, as seen in the Seattle Seahawks' redesigned gear.
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