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Store Offers Kinect Body Scanner To Help You Find Jeans That Fit 59

Posted by samzenpus
from the tailor-of-tomorrow dept.
itwbennett writes "For those of you who can't count on a friend to tell you that a little more air should come between you and your Calvins, a Bloomingdales store in Palo Alto has just the solution: An Xbox Kinect-based body scanner that will help you find your best fit. While body measuring systems aren't new, using the Xbox Kinect is a much more affordable solution. Which means that soon we'll all have the opportunity for a computer to tell us that we should 'avoid wearing low to mid rise jeans.'"
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Store Offers Kinect Body Scanner To Help You Find Jeans That Fit

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  • by PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) on Thursday August 09, 2012 @07:43AM (#40929573)

    with 5cm (or worse) error rate from few meters.

    . . . and it can't be used in the US, because they don't use the metric system there . . .

  • by MightyYar (622222) on Thursday August 09, 2012 @08:06AM (#40929699)

    We use both. I'm an engineer, so I'm biased, but there is plenty of metric going on in the US - a certain software program involved with the Mars exploration program notwithstanding :)

    We mostly use imperial units for stuff that doesn't matter, like milk or the speed of cars down highways. It makes sense - why should I toss all of my grandmother's cookbooks, or even go through the effort of converting them? Even then, we have both metric and imperial units printed on all of the products, and even our speedometers... which is pretty handy when driving in Canada.

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