This Robotic Mannequin Can Match Your Exact Measurements And Improve Online Shopping


This mannequin looks like a suit or space age armor…

[ mukeshbalani.com ]

fits.me clothesOnline shopping can’t be beat in terms of convenience, but it can be tough to judge actual clothing sizes from a computer screen. In fact, according to The Wall Street Journal, up to one-third of online purchases are eventually returned by consumers because of a poor fit or lack of understanding of what the item will actually look like.

The Fits.me Virtual Fitting Room aims to solve that problem. The Estonian start-up has built a robotic mannequin that can alter its shape according to specific measurements provided by users.

According to Wired, roboticists at the University of Tartu in Estonia developed the mannequin with the help of Human Solutions, a German research firm specializing in body dimensions. They installed 50 actuators that can move in and out depending on the shape they are meant to form. The actuators were then covered in Pedilin, a material that mimics human…

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