Design and Product Development

3D Scan Analysis as a Tool for Comparative Study of Coverall Design

  • Susan P. Ashdown (Cornell University)
  • Fatma Baytar orcid logo (Cornell University)
  • Anita Mbogoni (Cornell University)


Pesticide protective coveralls (PPCs) are worn by agricultural workers to prevent harmful chemicals from coming into contact with the worker’s skin and clothes. PPCs are one-piece and unisex garments,typically with a hood and zippered front, and must fit a wide range of body types (Keeble, Prevatt &Mellian, 1992). If workers do not have properly fitting PPCs, their safety is at risk because of badly designed and sized coveralls may both restrict movement and expose the worker to contamination through tears (Depa,2016). Three-dimensional (3D) scanning technology enables the creation of digital models and allows for a wider scope of observation to identify fit problems in garments.Therefore, this study explores the use of 3D scanning technology to identify fit problems in PPCs. More specifically, objectives of this study were to (a) test and compare the fit of three coverall designs to see which ones promote comfort and do not restrict movement, and (b) determine sizing and fit problems in coveralls.

Keywords: fit analysis

How to Cite:

Ashdown, S. P., Baytar, F. & Mbogoni, A., (2019) “3D Scan Analysis as a Tool for Comparative Study of Coverall Design”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 76(1). doi:

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  • National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Hatch/Multi State (grant 1017350)



Published on
15 Dec 2019