Next event: 3DBODY.TECH 2024, Lugano, Switzerland, 22-23 Oct. 2024

Conference topics

The technical program consist of oral presentations and live demonstrations in, but not limited to, the following technical areas:
- 3D & 4D body and 3D & 4D face scanning methods, systems and technologies
- Active 3D body scanning technologies (laser scanning, white-light scanning, Kinect)
- Passive body scanning methods (stereo photogrammetry, visual-hull)
- Portable and hand-held human body scanning and measurement devices
- Full body scanning systems for the apparel and fashion sector
- Applications in medical sciences (plastic surgery, orthotics, prosthetics, forensics, etc.)
- Foot scanning, custom footwear and orthopedics
- Digital anthropometry, anthropometric studies
- Body measurement campaigns, fitting mannequins
- Biometrics and applications in security
- Applications in sport, health and fitness
- Human body and face modeling, animation and simulation
- Applications in virtual life, games and entertainment
- 3D body scanning for arts, sculpture and 3D printing

Download the call for registrations: 3dbst2014 (PDF file).

3DBST2014 2ndcall

Past documents:
- second announcement: 2ndcall (PDF file)
- profile of the conference and exhibition: profile (PDF file).

Please note that registration is required for all attendees and participants of the conference. Information about registration and fees is available here.

Technical program

3DBST2014 - Program Outline

The program of the conference is structured, during two full days, in an opening session and 14 technical sessions in dual track, accommodating in total about 70 scientific and technical presentations.

The parallel technical exhibition allows manufacturers of scanning equipment to present and demonstrate live their products and solutions during both days to all attendees/visitors/participants.

Breaks are planned long enough in order to increase the possibilities for building relationships and exchanging ideas between attendees, visitors, authors, participants and exhibitors.

The final program of the conference is available as PDF file: 3dbst2014_program.pdf.

3DBST2014 - Program

The books of abstracts of the conference is available as PDF file: 3dbst2014_abstractbook.pdf.

3DBST2014 - Book of Abstracts

World & International Premieres

8 manufacturers will announce/present world premieres at the conference and exhibition.

3dMD (UK/USA), Size Stream (USA), Sigvaris (Switzerland), VITRONIC GmbH (Germany), Human Solutions GmbH (Germany), Styku (USA), TechMed 3D (Canada), Atelier 3D (Russia) have chosen our conference for announcing, launching, presenting, demonstrating for the first time internationally new developments, new products, new solutions, new results.

3dMD (USA)
3dMD will present two world premieres at the conference:
- Full body 4D scanning system at 60Hz (video demonstration)
- Opening of body scanning studio in London by Jan. 2015 (announcement)

Size Stream (USA)
Size Stream will present and demonstrate for the first time at the exhibition:
- New 3D full body scanner dedicated to 3D printing applications
- New scanning/analysis software Size Stream Studio

SIGVARIS (Switzerland)
Sigvaris will present and demonstrate for the first time at the exhibition:
- New 3D legs scanner LeagReader XT5 (developed by Size Stream)

TechMed 3D, Canada
TechMed 3D will present and demonstrate for the first time at the exhibition:
- New 3D body scanning solution based on sensor on a tablet

Styku (USA)
Styku will present three world premieres at the conference:
- New 3D full body scanner based on Microsoft Kinect V2
- New scanning/analysis software solutions for Apparel, Fitness/Sport, Health
- Face and body scanning app for Google Tango (presentation)

Human Solutions, Germany
Human Solutions will present and demonstrate for the first time at the exhibition:
- New 3D full body scanner based on depth cameras

Vitronic, Germany
Vitronic will announce and present for the first time at the exhibition:
- New 3D full body laser scanner with high quality texture acquisition (presentation)

Atelier3D, Russia
Atelier3D will present and demonstrate for the first time internationally at the exhibition:
- New 3D body scanning system based on depth camera on a robotic arm


The proceedings of the conference (ISBN 978-3-033-04763-1) are available as hard copy (printed book, 424 pages, b/w) and/or in digital form (PDF files, color) on USB-flash drive, on CD-rom, by FTP download.
The cost of the proceedings is 150CHF. For orders, please contact the conference office.
The contents of the book can be downloaded as PDF file.

3DBST2014 Proceedings

The books of abstracts of the conference is available as PDF file: 3dbst2014_abstractbook.pdf.

3DBST2014 - Book of Abstracts

The proceedings of past conferences are available as hard copy (printed book) and in digital form (CD-rom, USB drive, FTP download). The website is dedicated to the proceedings of the series of conferences and workshops on 3D Body Scanning Technologies and their contents.
The proceedings or the single papers can be ordered and purchased by sending us per e-mail (at the filled order form: 3dbst_procorder.doc.


The following institutions, universities, private companies and organizations are participating actively at the conference with presentations and/or live demonstrations.

Hometrica Consulting

Size Stream

Shape Analysis


Ivanovo State Polytechnic Univ. (Russia)

Jiang Han University (China)

University of Manchester (UK)

Manchester Metropolitan Univ. (UK)

University of Malaya (Malaysia)



University of Verona (Italy)

Hohenstein Institut für Textilinnovation (Germany)


Digital Human Research Center (Japan)

I-Ware Laboratory (Japan)

Univ. Technology MARA (Malaysia)


Université de Haute Alsace (France)

Toshiba Corporation (Japan)

Toshiba Research Europe (UK)

Pohang Univ. of Science and Techn. (S. Korea)

Kyungpook National Univ. (S. Korea)

Korea Air Force Academy (S. Korea)

University College Ghent (Belgium)

Huazhong Univ. of Science and Techn. (China)

Wuhan Polytechnic University (China)


Inst. of Security Techn. MORATEX (Poland)

Sheffield Hallam University (UK)

Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry (UK)

Universidade do Porto (Portugal)


Université Grenoble Alpes (France)

Univ. Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany)

adidas group

Middle Tennessee State Univ. (USA)

Auburn University (USA)

TU Dresden (Germany)

NC State University (USA)

Lodz Univ. of Technology (Poland)

Nicolaus Copernicus Univ. in Torun (Poland)


Univ. Lille Nord de France (France)


Rice University

Niederrhein Univ. of Applied Sciences (Germany)



Human Solutions (Germany)

Inst. de Biomecánica de Valencia (Spain)

National Research Council (Canada)

Defence Research and Development Canada


Télécom Lille

University of Florence (Italy)

Medical Faculty Skopje (R. Macedonia)
(The Netherlands)

TU Delft
(The Netherlands)

Unique Solutions


Philadelphia University (USA)


NIT Jalandhar

IIT Delhi

University of Minho (Portugal)

Univ. of Texas at Austin (USA)

Cornell University

Univ. of Ljubljana

Univ. Medical Centre Maribor (Slovenia)


Isra Vision

Univ. of Houston

MD Anderson Cancer Center (USA)

Novaptus Systems

The Hague Plastic Surgery Center (USA)

Sentara Weight Loss Solutions (USA)



Univ. du Québec à Montréal (Canada)

Cégep de Sainte-Foy (Canada)


SCA Hygiene Products(Sweden)

Toponova Eng. (Sweden)

UPC Barcelona Tech (Spain)


Western University

Atelier Montenero

TechMed 3D



Supporters and Partners

The following oragnizations and companies are supporting or are partners of the conference.
Note: preliminary list.

Hometrica Consulting - Dr. Nicola D'Apuzzo    
Hometrica Consulting - Dr. Nicola D'Apuzzo (Switzerland) is organizing the series of 3DBST conferences and exhibitions. Hometrica Consulting is a leading international consulting firm in the sectors of 3D human body scanning technologies.     Hometrica Consulting and 3DBST are affiliated to CrossRef indexing system. DOI (digital object identification) numbers will be assigned to the single papers published in the proceedings of the conference.

CARS 2014
    VIEW Conference
28th International Congress and Exhibition on Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery. CARS 2014 take place from 25th to 28th June 2014 in Fukuoka, Japan.     VIEW Conference on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, Gaming and VFX. VIEW 2014 will take place from 14th to 17th October in Turin, Italy.

The Finance and Economics Department of Canton Ticino is supporting the conference. Representatives of the economic promotion office will be present at the conference to illustrate the opportunities offered by the region for new business initiatives.    

Amiconi Consulting
Lugano Turismo
Amiconi Consulting is supporting the conference. The service company takes care of the hotel reservations for attendees of the conference and provide on request private transportation from and to Milan airports.     The tourist organization of Lugano is supporting the conference. The tourist office provide any tourist information regarding Lugano and surrounding areas.
5th International Conference and Exhibition on 3D BODY SCANNING TECHNOLOGIES, Lugano, Switzerland, 21-22 October 2014