Keywords : body measurements


Computing Wearable’s Enabling Taking Body Measurements Physical to Digital

Shubhangi Yadav; Bhawana Chanana

International Research Journal on Advanced Science Hub, 2021, Volume 3, Issue Special Issue ICEST 1S, Pages 80-83
DOI: 10.47392/irjash.2021.024

If a device tells you whatever garment you are wearing is not the best fit for your body, would you change? If yes, then Computing wearable’s are fosters for providing personal information to the wearer about their body measurements. In medical sciences computing wearables not only track your day to day health-related data but also help in effective implementation of prevention and treatment techniques. Online apparel shopping is an easy method, which consumes less time and you can find everything you need. Apparel fitment becomes a key between acceptance and disappointment. In India there are no standard size charts available so apparel manufacturers are using size charts as per their own understanding and research. This may irritate the customers while trying to identify appropriate size, and may result into rejections, return of apparel. According to recent studies, between 20-40% of all online apparel purchased 70 % is returned, only due to issues with fit alone, which costing fashion e-tailors millions. Here the Body measurements data generated through computing wearable’s can be an innovative and interactive method for selection of right garment which may put conventional taking body measurements method out of the market.

Developing Standard Size Chart for Teenage Girls of 17-19 Years Using Anthropometry

Shubhangi Yadav; Bhawana Chanana

International Research Journal on Advanced Science Hub, 2020, Volume 2, Issue Special Issue ICSTM 12S, Pages 15-20
DOI: 10.47392/irjash.2020.254

This paper highlights the lack of common or acceptable standards of size charts across categories in Indian fashion industry where each manufacturer follows own or foreign sizing systems. The author dwells on initiatives taken by Government of India as well as individuals that have embarked on this journey of creating India specific size charts which is ongoing process. The purpose of this paper is to develop a sizing chart for teenage (17 to 19 years) girls based on anthropometric body measurements, with the objective to ensure apt garment fitment. This pilot study captures anthropometric data of 25 teenage (17 to 19 years) girls consisting body weight, length and girth measurements, amounting to total 26 measurements. The author computes mean, mode and median values to understand the central tendency of sizing charts. Further the paper evaluates the correlations between each anthropometric measurement across all measurements to identify key correlations using coefficient correlation technique. Standard deviation is leveraged to derive size categories, intervals and separate the outliers. The author concludes and recommends a model for developing standard sizing charts to cover most of the population