Get rid of those clothing store fitting rooms with mybestfit

by Mark R

I don’t do a lot of clothes shopping, and I usually treat the fitting rooms as one of those “necessary evils”. Generally, they are too cramped, and trying on clothes for “the right size” and “the right look” can be time consuming if you are shopping with your wife.

I believe that mybestfit, this transparent capsule of a room that you are seeing here, is the future of fitting rooms. Simply put, it is a full body scanner that doesn’t use lasers, but instead has a “vertical wand” array of 196 radio wave antennas for a 3D model of the body. Somehow, it can scan more than 200,000 points of data from your body in 10 or 15 seconds. There is a video after the jump so you can see how it will work.

You will notice in the video how the person who gets scanned gets a bar code. Honestly, I don’t like any representation of a human being as a bar code, but I believe that this code can only be compared to sizes of clothes. So if a user sees an outfit that he or she likes, a scan will reveal whether it fits or not. No trying-on is necessary, and this is great for situations for when you are buying clothes for someone else.

Hopefully, you will be able to see these booths at Levi’s, Eddie Bauer, and the Gap in the near future, and fitting rooms will be a historical footnote.


2 reviews or comments

MochaMan Says: May 3, 2011 at 9:01 pm

So this thing sees through whatever baggy clothing you are already wearing to get your true size? Is this a repurposed TSA scanner?

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