A Revolutionary New Software for Body Imaging.
Computer scientists at Brown University in the United States have created a software program capable of accurately Calculating the exact shape of a body, from digital images or videos of people dressed. The system is based on a computerized model of the body created previously, starting from 2400 three-dimensional images of men and women with little clothing. This information is combined with the ways that makes the clothes on the body in different positions. Thus, the software creates an exact image of the body that is under any clothing.
According to the university in a press release, police could identify a suspect hiding under a coat, trousers or a wide hat. Or for professionals in the fashion industry who want to sell clothes virtually: their customers could see how they would look in any garment before they buy it,
The creators of the software are professor Michael Black and his student Alexandru Balan, at the department of computer science at Brown University.
According to its creators, this software represents an advance over other current technologies for body exploration, which requires that people stay Immobilized without clothes in order to produce a three-dimensional model of your body.
With the new software, you can determine the sex of an individual, and calculate the size of your waistline and your chest, your weight, height and other characteristics, of people who are fully dressed.
The potential applications are broad. Besides fashion and the police investigation of Black and Balan, the software could also benefit the film industry. Currently, users must wear suits covered with reflective markings so that their movement can be captured by the camera.
In sports medicine, doctors could use accurate computerized models of the bodies of athletes to better identify their susceptibility to any injury. In the gaming world, the system could lead to a new generation of interactive technology, creating a true virtual game experience. In this way, instead of acting through a character when they play, they could be recorded by the camera. With the information in the form of his body, the software could create three-dimensional representation of that body to insert it into the same video-game, as a character and more.
The researchers suggest that this technique is not invasive, does not use X-ray or infrared cameras to “see under clothing.” The software simply performs a clever conjecture of the exact shape of the body that appears dressed in an image, as seen in the simulation published by the researchers.
It will be exciting to see how this software comes into play in the future.