I’m heading off to the 6th 3D Body Scanning Technologies conference (3DBST) for two days next week (27, 28 October).

Each day will host parallel sessions about 3D human body scanning and its industrial applications. According to the conference programme, this year they focus on

  • 3D body scanning technologies
  •  body measurements and its application in fashion industry
  •  medical applications
  •  scanning for health and sport
  •  anthropometric studies & surveys
  •  body scanning assessment & use

As you can imagine, there’s plenty there that could be relevant to what we are doing in Metail R&D to create better MeModels and clothing visualisation. I’m particularly looking forward to the following topics and tech talks:

  • Mobile body modelling solution 
    • Precise and Automatic Anthropometric Measurement Extraction Using Template Registration (DFKI, Germany)
    • Challenges of Designing a 3D Camera for Mobile Handsets and Tablets (Alces Technology, USA)
    • Volume Extraction from Body Scans for Bra Sizing (University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany)
  • Low cost scanning solutions
    • From Handheld Tablets to Retail Booths – New 3D Body Scanning Solutions (Size Stream, USA)
    • Low-Cost Data-Driven 3D Reconstruction and its Application (IBV, Spain)
    • Unlocking the Body as a Digital Platform and the Rise of Reliable Consumer Scanners (Body Labs Inc., USA)
  • Cloth/garment modelling
    • 3D Product Development for Loose-Fitting Garments Based on Parametric Human Models (TU Dresden and ITU, Germany)
    • Determination of the Air Gap Thickness Underneath the Garment for Lower Body Using 3D Body Scanning
    • A Dense Surface Motion Capture System for Accurate Acquisition of Cloth Deformation (Surrey uni, UK)

Apart from the tech talks there are demos from scanning companies such as Styku (USA), 3dMD (UK/USA), Size Stream (USA), VITRONIC (Germany), Sizzy (France), IBV (Spain), TechMed 3D (Canada).

If you’re going to the conference and want to meet up for a coffee or even a refreshing beer after a long tiring conference, please contact me at dongjoe@metail.com

 

We’re delighted to be hosting and sponsoring the 3rd Cambridge AWS User Group meetup tonight. Where we’re going to be getting a run down of this year’s AWS re:Invent and I’ll give an introduction to Metail’s data pipeline with a focus on how we’re using and configuring some of AWS’ services to power Metail’s data insights. As sponsors we’ll be providing beer, soft drinks and wine as well as some snacks (I’m a big fan of honey roasted cashews and in charge of purchasing, so feel free to comment on this post with any special requests).

It’s the first of these events we’re hosting here at Metail and I’ve used it as an excuse to write a presentation for the group. Although the meetup is moving around various hosts and sponsors in Cambridge you can expect to see it back at Metail in future, and hopefully a follow up/continuation of my talk in a future meetup.

Here’s the summary of the event from the user group page:

Docker, containers and the like. Plus, those of us who made it back from Vegas alive report on our findings.

The BIG news…if you’re in the Internet of Things business, a database or data analytics specialist, are into Docker containers, or use Kinesis or Lambda, there were some major announcements – and you will definitely want to be here to hear them!

This meeting is hosted, and snacks and drinks sponsored, by Metail.

We’ve got a lot to get through, so the meeting will start at 7pm sharp, with doors open from 6:30 – please be prompt!

 

The presentations:

Notices and news – Jon Green (Adeptium Consulting) and Brief Intro to Metail – Gareth Rogers (Metail)

• re:Invent 2015 Debrief – Ian Massingham (AWS) (and/or Jon Green)  – all the gory details and new announcements!

•  Metail’s Data Pipeline and AWS – Gareth Rogers

Docker and Amazon Container Service  – Ian Massingham

• [Possibly] From Zero to Hero in AWS – follow-up – Tom Clark

Hope to see you later! We also host the Cambridge R Users Group, Data Insights Cambridge, DevOps Cambridge and Cambridge NonDysFunctional Programmers so if you can’t make it, there are plenty of other opportunities to come along to Metail for some drinks, snacks and tech chat.