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Press release: Man behind clothing industry revolution to speak in Singapore

28 March 2007

The pioneer of body size technology that has enabled millions of clothes shoppers to find items that fit, Professor Philip Treleaven (UCL Computer Science), will be in Singapore addressing UCL alumni in a speech on 31 March 2007 in The Blue Room at The Arts House, where he will explain how the SizeUK project has revolutionised clothes shopping in the UK.

Professor Treleaven saw how use of high-tech body scanners to measure people could help to reduce the huge numbers of clothes shoppers who complained about not being able to find clothes that fit them. During 2000-2002 Professor Treleaven was Director of the UK National Sizing Survey (SizeUK), a collaboration of academics, the UK government and major UK clothes retailers. SizeUK was the first national sizing survey in the world to use state of the art 3D body scanners as the principal means of measurement. 11,000 people were measured and 130 body measurements taken from each subject.

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