Wednesday 8.12.2010
at 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Reception of the city of Rovaniemi:
at 8:00-9:00 p.m.

University of Lapland
Hall Castren (hall number 11)
Yliopistonkatu 8, 96300 Rovaniemi

University of Lapland, Faculty of Art and Design
Department of Textile and Clothing Design 

The seminar is aimed at operating persons of clothing industry and everybody interested in body scanner technology. Body scanner is a device that produces approximately 100 measurements and a 3D model of human body in a few seconds.

This event is connected to Body-Fit research project, which started on autumn 2009. The purpose of project is e.g. to study virtual measuring, designing, pattern making and fitting processes, which are based on digital measurements 3D models received from the body scanner. The project includes user defined clothing design challenges, which target groups are policemen’s protective clothing for cold climate, clothing for physically disabled persons for winter outdoor activities and clothing for sports. The project collaborates with firms and organisations which are involved in the project. University of Lapland’s Body-fit research project forms a combined development ensemble with Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences and Lapland Vocational College.

The seminar’s foreign guest speakers are professor and director of the research lab MIRAlab Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann from University of Geneva; researcher Philippe Guerlain from University of Haute Alsace, France and from French companies: sales and marketing manager of Telmat Industrie, Jean-Loup Rennesson and account manager of software manufacturer Lectra, Mariëlle van den Hurk. Finnish speakers in the seminar are project manager Milla Hirvaskari from Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences and principal lecturer Liisa Niemi from Central Ostrobothnia University of Applied Sciences.

On behalf of Department of Textile and Clothing Design and Body-Fit research project

Marjatta Heikkilä-Rastas
Professor of Fashion and Clothing Design

We give warm thanks for the events supporters:
Federation of Finnish Learned Societies
City of Rovaniemi