The workshop has been canceled
We regret to announce that it has been decided to cancel the workshop due to the terrible tragedy occurred in Japan. Our thoughts are with all those affected by the earthquake and devastating tsunami.

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

Workshop topics

The technical program will consist of oral presentations, poster presentations and live demonstrations in, but not limited to, the following technical areas:

- Active 3D body scanning technologies (laser scanning, white-light scanning)

- Passive scanning methods (photogrammetry, visual-hull)

- Portable and hand-held scanning devices

- Body scanning systems for the apparel and fashion sector

- Applications in medical sciences (forensics, plastic surgery, dentistry)

- Custom footwear and orthopedics

- Anthropometric studies , measurement campaigns, fitting mannequins

- Biometrics and applications in security

- Applications in sport, health and fitness

- Human body modeling, animation and simulation

- Virtual life, games and entertainment

- 3D body scanning for arts and sculpture

Technical program

The program of the workshop consists, during two full days, of an opening session, seven technical sessions, one poster session and a closing session with discussion.

The opening session includes the welcome speech of the organizer, Hometrica Consulting (Switzerland), followed by presentations from the from the hosting institute, the Digital Human Research Center (Japan) and a major manufacturer of 3D body scanning equipment, 3dMD (USA).

The rest of the presentations are divided into seven technical sessions covering the various relevant sectors of 3D body scanning and a poster session. The closing session is planned with a discussion on validation methods of 3D body scanners.

A parallel exhibition allows manufacturers of scanning equipment to demonstrate live their products to all participants.

Coffee and lunch breaks are planned in order to increase the possibilities for building relationships and exchanging ideas between the authors, participants and sponsors.

The preliminary program of the workshop is available as PDF file.

Preliminary Program

Closing Session with Discussion on ISO TC159/SC3/WG1 (Ergonomics-Anthropometry)

The workshop will concludes with a closing session with discussion on Standards for Validation Methods of 3D Body Scanners. The session will be hosted by Dr. Masaaki Mochimaru, chairman of the ISO TC159/SC3 (Ergonomics-Anthropometry and biomechanics).

Keynote Speaker for the medical session

Chung How Kau is Chair and Professor at the Department of Orthodontics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA. Prof. Dr. Kau is as an active clinical practioner and researcher with a keen interest in three-dimensional and translational research.
His keynote speach at the conference will be in the area of anthropometric studies, craniofacial anomalies, facial growth and simulation for the virtual face.


The following institutions, universities, private companies and organizations are participating actively at the workshop with presentations (preliminary list):

TELMAT Industrie (France)

Institute for Infocomm Research (Singapore)

Technical University Dresden (Germany)

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong)

Korea Research Inst. for Fashion Industry (Korea)

Keio University

Digital Human R.C. (Japan)

Seoul National University (Korea)

Human Solutions

National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (Thailand)

University of Hawaii at Manoa (USA)

Health Science University (Japan)



University of Alabama at Birmingham (USA)


I-Net Corp.

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)

Nihon Unisys

Sejong University

National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan)


Ivanovo State Textile Academy (Russia)

Nippon Sport Science University (Japan)

Hanshin University (Korea)

Kagoshima University (Japan)

Hiroshima City University (Japan)

Osaka University


University of Newcastle (Australia)

i-Fashion Technology Center (Korea)

Hamamatsu Photonics (Japan)

Mantis Vision

Hometrica Consulting (Switzerland)

RMIT University

Shanghai Yin Science and Technology (China)

Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (Spain)


Asian Workshop on 3D BODY SCANNING TECHNOLOGIES, Tokyo, Japan, 19-20 April 2011