Practical Information

What is the dress code?

To be able to determine exact body measurements, you may wear only underwear in the scanner. It is also very important that this underwear fits closely to the body.

This is for men and boys: a close-fitting slip or boxer shorts. Certainly no loose boxer shorts! Swimsuit or adjoining swimming shorts is also possible.

For ladies and girls: a slip and bra (preferably no sports bra). A bikini is also possible, but a bathing suit is less suitable because it crushes the breasts rather than support, unless it's with braces.

The colour of the undergarment may NOT be black. All other colours are good, especially pastels. The reason for this is that black absorbs the projected light instead of reflecting it. Consequently, erroneous results can come out of the scan.

For measurements with the wireless markers, you need to wear a specially designed unsuits which is available in different sizes.

The neck and shoulders should be visible. Do you have long hair, they must be raised through a hairpin, hair band or elastic. A cap may also be useful for this purpose.

For a smooth measuring process and to minimize the waiting times, we have 2 dressing rooms. You can use a dressing gown to go from the dressing room to the measuring area. Everything stays very discreet. If everything goes smoothly the entire procedure per person lasts about 30 minutes.

If you do not have the correct underwear, that’s no problem. We have underwear available in different sizes which you can put on above your own underwear. Hair pins, elastics, dressing gowns and such are also available.

What happens with my data?

Your data can, of course with your consent, be included in a database that is used for example to create the new body measurement tables for the Belgian clothing industry. Only your age, gender and sports discipline are linked to this data. Personal data such as name, address, telephone number and email address are not saved. Your information will only be used for scientific research and will never be disclosed to third parties for commercial purposes.

What’s in for me?

After the scan you get a printed document containing your 3D picture, and a list of about 15 different body measurements, such as chest circumference, waist circumference, hip circumference, leg length, arm length, girths of the biceps, wrist, thigh ... The key sizes you need to buy clothes you get on a handy card which you can keep in your wallet.

This type of research can only be performed with the help of voluntary participants.