Aesthetics, Design, and Product Development

Analysis of Lower Body Characteristics of Korean Women Using 3D Body Scan Data

  • Dong-Eun Kim (California State University)


The 3D body scanning technology has allowed anthropometric study to become more efficient. Recently many apparel researchers have adopted the technology to conduct body shape and size studies to develop better sizing standards and well-fitting garments for apparel industry (Chen, LaBat, & Bye, 2010; Lee, Istook, Nam, & Park, 2007). As the apparel industry is becoming more globalized, understanding body characteristics of Asian consumers will allow apparel brands to be more successful in Asian markets. The purpose of this research was to analyze the lower body characteristics of Korean women from 20s to 50s using 3D body scan data. The research questions were: 1) to compare the differences in anthropometric data between age groups, 2) to identify factors affecting Korean women’s lower body shape, 3) to classify lower body shape of Korean women, and 4) to analyze the relationship between age group and lower body shape classification.

Keywords: 3D body scanning, body shape, body size, Korea

How to Cite:

Kim, D., (2012) “Analysis of Lower Body Characteristics of Korean Women Using 3D Body Scan Data”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 69(1). doi:

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Published on
13 Nov 2012
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