Design and Production Lab

3-D body scanner

The [TC]2, white-light 3-D body scanner is currently housed in the AESHM department at Iowa State University, and it is used in the design and development of products.Body scanning is a rapid and precise way of generating 3-D images of people in a stationary position. The scanner scans the whole body in less than 15 seconds and rapidly produces a true-to-scale 3-D body model.Researchers using this technology often combine it with advanced data simulation software and computer-aided design (CAD) to turn numeric data into 3-D forms to produce new design products.