The Kinect has become quite a powerful device, able to do many things and now it has another ability. Now it can help you pick out a pair of jeans. This is important economically because up to 40% of clothing purchased is returned because of poor fit.
And so Bloomingdale’s has contracted with a British body-mapping firm for an in-store service using Kinects that analyze and categorize your body, so that the clothes fit. Just step into the pod and eight Kinect sensors produce a 3D map of your body in five seconds.
Then your body is classified into one of three groups: emerald, sapphire, or ruby. You can then look at jeans and other items or use the body map online to match yourself with clothes that fit. I think it’s safe to say that women will love this. Stores will get less returns. Everyone is happy.
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