Robotic mannequin checks how clothes fit

Mannequin diagram

This diagram shows a mannequin with adjustable hip, waist and chest size, with a camera system to record how the garment looks from different angles. (Amazon Illustration via USPTO)

Amazon has won yet another patent for a system that would use robotic mannequins to check the fit of garments purchased online – and take selfies showing how the clothes look.

The first patent, issued in January, addresses the robo-selfie part. A patent published on July 4 focuses on the sensor-equipped mannequin, which can be adjusted to fit the shape of the prospective buyer and take pressure readings to determine whether the garment is too loose, too tight or just right.

Get the full story on GeekWire.

About Alan Boyle

Award-winning science writer, creator of Cosmic Log, author of "The Case for Pluto: How a Little Planet Made a Big Difference," president of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. Check out "About Alan Boyle" for more fun facts.
This entry was posted in GeekWire and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s