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April 20 - Workshop successfully closed



The first Asian Workshop on 3D Body Scanning Technologies was successfully closed on the evening of 18th April 2012.

The 7 technical sessions, with about 30 technical and scientific presentations, were well attended. The topics discussed regarded: full body scanning systems, applications in medicine and health, scanning systems and technologies, processing of scan data, body sizing surveys, applications in fashion, digital anthropometry.

The workshop was accompanied by an exhibition where 7 manufactures were presenting and demonstrating their body scanning systems and solutions. Different technologies were represented: laser scanning, white-light scanning, kinect scanning, real-time scanning. Various systems were available for live demonstrations: full body scanners, hand-held scanning systems, foot scanner, application software.

The workshop highlights included an invited speaker and two world premieres at the exhibition. The invited speaker, Ms. Daisy Veitch, founder and CEO of SHARP Dummies (Australia), held three presentations at the workshop with different topics related to medical applications, anthropometry and apparel.

A total number of 83 attendees from 11 different countries participated at the workshop and/or visited the parallel technical exhibition.
The number of participants was 20% lower than expected. We identified two reasons: the strongest economical crisis of 2011-2012 in Japan, which reduced the attendance from Japan and the post-effects of the earthquake of 2011, which still concerned foreigners.


Opening and closing presentations:

We have joined the opening and closing presentations of the organizer Dr. Nicola D'Apuzzo into a single file available to download at the following link: PDF file (10MB).




Proceedings:

The proceedings of the workshop are available as hard copy (172 pages) and/or cd-rom.
The contents of the proceedings can be downloaded as PDF file.
The cost of the proceedings is 80CHF.
For orders, please contact the workshop office.

Proceedings

April 13 - Visiting the exhibition only: 4,000¥

Upon request from different institutions and companies, we offer now the possibility to visit the technical exhibition only.

The fees for visiting only the exhibition are 4,000¥.

The technical exhibition is open on Tuesday 17 April from 9:00 to 18:00 and on Wednesday 18 April from 9:00 to 15:00.

Information about the exhibition at the Asian Workshop on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Tokyo, Japan, 17-18 April 2012 is available at the link: exhibition.

Pre-registration is strongly recommended. For pre-registering, please send an e-mail to the workshop office asia@3dbodyscanning.org, with day and approximative time of your visit.

Payment may be done in cash at the registration desk.

March 31 - Last call for registrations

The last call for registrations is available as pdf file 0.9MB.

Registration is required for all attendees, participants, visitors of the workshop and exhibition.
Please note that pre-registration is required to attend the workshop and exhibition. For late registrations (after April 13) payment in cash at the registration desk is possible. Please send us by e-mail the filled registration form available at the registration page.

March 24 - Workshop Program

The program of the workshop is available as PDF file.

Preliminary Program

The program of the workshop consists, during two full days, of an opening session, seven technical sessions and a closing session with discussion.
The opening session includes the welcome speeches of the organizer Hometrica Consulting (Switzerland) and from the hosting institute, the Digital Human Research Center (Japan).
The rest of the presentations are divided into seven technical sessions covering the various relevant sectors of 3D body scanning and a poster session. The closing session is planned with a discussion on validation methods of 3D body scanners.
A parallel exhibition allows manufacturers of scanning equipment to demonstrate live their products to all participants.
Coffee breaks, lunch breaks and a buffet dinner party are planned in order to increase the possibilities for building relationships and exchanging ideas between the authors, attendees and exhibitors.

More information are available on the program (PDF file) or at the following link: program.

March 24 - Guidelines for oral presentations

The guidelines for all authors regarding oral presentations are available at the following link:
guidelines.

March 1 - World premiere

Worldwide public demonstration debut of the new low cost full body scanner KX-16 of [TC]²

TC2 KX-16

[TC]² (USA) announced on February 29th the availability of its next generation full body scanner, the KX-16. It is a significant day in the history of 3D body scanning as the $10,000 price point is broken for the first time with a full body coverage, full featured, changing-room sized, color commercial body scanning product with worldwide availability. The KX-16 leverages the emergence of low cost 3D scanning sensors, like the Microsoft XBOX Kinect sensor which utilizes technology from Primesense Corporation.
Its worldwide public demonstration debut will take place at the exhibition of the Asian Workshop on 3D body scanning technologies.

February 15 - Call for registrations

The call for registrations is available as pdf file 0.7MB.

If you wish to participate/attend/visit the workshop and exhibition, ensure you register by filling and sending us the registration form available at the registration page.

February 10 - New Exhibitor

Seikowave KK (Japan/USA) will participate at the workshop exhibition.

Seikowave

Seikowave is developing 3D imaging technologies targeted at at healthcare, security and industrial applications. Seikowave will be exhibiting their latest structured light measurement system capable of capturing human shape and motion in real time.

January 28 - Information about Hotels

We have added a document for helping you searching hotels in Tokyo: pdf file 2.5MB.

Our suggestion: if you wish to be close to the workshop venue, we suggest you the Odaiba district or near the Shimbashi or Shiodome stations. If you wish to stay in a more central and touristic area, but still with easy access to the workshop venue, we suggest you Ginza, Roppongi or Central Tokyo.

January 26 - New Exhibitor

I-Ware Laboratory Co.Ltd. (Japan) will participate at the workshop exhibition.

IWL

I-Ware Laboratory is a pioneer and world leader in 3D foot scanning hardware and software. At the exhibition of the workshop, I-Ware Laboratory will demonstrate its 3D foot scanning solutions.

January 25 - New Sponsor/Exhibitor

[TC]² Corp. (USA) joined the sponsorship program at the workshop.

TC2

[TC]² is a world leader in 3D body scanning hardware and software. [TC]² provides 3D body scanning solutions in apparel, virtual fashion, health/fitness, medical, gaming, and online virtual worlds applications.

January 20 - Preliminary Program

The preliminary program of the workshop is available as PDF file.

Preliminary Program

The program of the workshop consists, during two full days, of an opening session, seven technical sessions and a closing session with discussion.
The opening session includes the welcome speeches of the organizer Hometrica Consulting (Switzerland) and from the hosting institute, the Digital Human Research Center (Japan).
The rest of the presentations are divided into seven technical sessions covering the various relevant sectors of 3D body scanning and a poster session. The closing session is planned with a discussion on validation methods of 3D body scanners.
A parallel exhibition allows manufacturers of scanning equipment to demonstrate live their products to all participants.
Coffee and lunch breaks are planned in order to increase the possibilities for building relationships and exchanging ideas between the authors, attendees and exhibitors.

Note: the program and schedule of the workshop can be subject of changes until the publication of the final program by the begin of April.

January 20 - New Exhibitor

Beijing Leatech Co.Ltd. (China) will participate at the workshop exhibition.

Leatech

Beijing Leatech is a leading trading company for 3D human body technology in China, dedicated in the garment, automotive and ergonomic research industry. It integrates worldwide 3D human body technology and provides solutions for garment made-to-measure production, 3D garment virtual prototyping, human body size survey, etc. It is a partner for China National Institute of Strandardization (CNIS) in China's national size survey and size database application.

January 12 - New Exhibitor

SpaceVision Inc. (Japan) will participate at the workshop exhibition.

SpaceVision

SpaceVision is a leading manufacturer of innovative 3D imaging solutions used in various application fields. The products are based on technology developed at Nagoya Institute of Technology and Keio University, Japan.
At the exhibition of the workshop, SpaceVision will demonstrate world's smallest, lightest and fastest 3D body scanner.

Januray 2 - Extended abstract submission deadline

Upon various requests from private firms, universities and institutions, we have extended the deadline of abstract submission until Januray 15, 2012.

Download the 2nd Call for Papers as PDF file.

December 12 - New Exhibitor

VITRONIC Dr.-Ing.Stein Bildverarbeitungssysteme GmbH (Germany) joined the workshop's sponsorship program.

VITRONIC

VITRONIC is one of the leading organizations worldwide in the field of machine vision. VITRONIC is also developer and manufacturer of body scanning systems employed by Human-Solutions GmbH. At the workshop exhibition, VITRONIC will demonstrate its 3D full body scanner VITUS.

December 9 - New Exhibitor

DataDesign Co. Ltd. (Japan) joined the workshop's sponsorship program.

DataDesign

DataDesign is a solutions provider specialized in 3D CAD/CAM as well as in 3D scanning, 3D data processing and 3D printing. DataDesign is also commercial partner of Artec Group Inc. (USA) and reseller of Artec 3D scanners in Japan. At the workshop exhibition, DataDesign will demonstrate 3D scanning equipment.

December 8 - Preliminary Program Outline

The preliminary program of the workshop is structured, during two full days, in an opening session, seven technical sessions, covering different topics, and a closing session with an open discussion.

Breaks and social events are planned in order to increase the possibilities for building relationships and exchanging ideas between the authors, participants, exhibitors and sponsors.

Program Outline larger image

December 3 - 2nd Call for Papers and Exhibitors

The 2nd Call for Papers and Exhibitors is published: PDF file.

3DBodyA2012

Workshop facts:
- topics related to 3D human body scanning and 3D human body measurement
- 7 technical sessions during two full days, with 30-40 presentations
- parallel exhibition with demonstrations of body scanning systems and solutions
- expected number of participants: 100-150

December 1, 2011 - Extended abstract submission deadline December 31

Upon various requests from private firms, universities and institutions, we have extended the deadline of abstract submission until December 31, 2011.

November 1, 2011 - Sponsorship levels and benefits

The sponsorship opportunities at the workshop are extremely affordable: 9m² exhibition space and one full registration are included in the basic sponsorship fees of 44,000¥.

Please download the description of workshop sponsorship levels and benefits: PDF file or contact the workshop office for details and further inquiries.

October 31 - Main conference in Lugano, Switzerland successfully closed

The Asian Workshop on 3D Body Scanning Technologies is part of the main international conference on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, which take place every year in October in Lugano. The second event was successfully closed on the evening of 26th October 2011.

205 participants from 28 different countries attended the two days conference in Lugano, Switzerland.

The 12 technical sessions, with 60 technical and scientific presentations, were well attended. The topics discussed regarded: medical scanning systems, medical applications, body scanning for apparel, garment draping simulation, digital anthropometry, applications in health and sport, scanning technologies, body scanning systems and others.

The conference was accompanied by an exhibition where 15 manufactures were presenting and demonstrating their body scanning systems. The major technologies were represented: laser scanning, white-light scanning, active and passive photogrammetry, kinect scanning, application software. The application sectors were also various, from apparel to medicine, from entertainment to biometry and others.

Two invited speeches and one keynote presentations were held at the conference: Prof. Dr. Thomas Vetter from the University of Basel (Switzerland), Mr Chris Lane, CEO of 3dMD (USA) and Mr Thabo Beeler from Disney Research Zurich (Switzerland). Additionally, five manufacturers had chosen this event to present and announce world premieres.

The conference confirmed also this year to be the most important international event for the sector of 3D body scanning technology.

The opening and closing presentations of the organizer Dr. Nicola D'Apuzzo are available as PDF files: opening, closing.

The proceedings of the conference, available as hard copy (350 pages) and cd-rom, can be ordered at the conference office for the cost of 150 CHF.

Hopefully we will have a similar success for the Asian Workshop on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, April 17-18 2012, Tokyo, Japan.

Please note the deadline for abstract submission is November 30: call for papers.

Sponsors and exhibitors are also welcomed to submitt their sponsorship requests to the workshop office.

October 10, 2011 - 1st Announcement and Call for Paper

The First Announcement and Call for Paper is published: PDF file.

October 10, 2011 - Support and venue

DHRC's director, Masaaki Mochimaru supports actively the workshop.
Masaaki Mochimaru

Masaaki Mochimaru, director of the Digital Human Research Center of AIST (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology) in Tokyo, is supporting actively the organization of the workshop.

AIST Tokyo Waterfront is selected as venue for the workshop.


The workshop will take place at the facilities of AIST Tokyo Waterfront in Odaiba district. Odaiba is one of Tokyo's most interesting tourist spots and the highly popular shopping and entertainment district.

October 10, 2011 - Webiste

The website of the Asian Workshop on 3D Body Scanning Technologies 2012 is online:
www.3dbodyscanning.org/A2012.

Asian Workshop on 3D BODY SCANNING TECHNOLOGIES, Tokyo, Japan, 17-18 April 2012