DigiSize Case Studies


Baylor College of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine in Texas is using Cyberware's Head & Face Color 3D Scanner and the DigiSize software to study craniofacial proportions. In addition to extracting linear and surface measurements, DigiSize computes volumetric measurements of spaces defined by intersecting planes and the surface of the face. Ultimately, this application will aid craniofacial surgery, diagnosis of dysmorphic syndromes, characterization of craniofacial defects, forensics, plastic surgery, and may become the basis for new algorithms for facial recognition.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

NIOSH is conducting a study on construction workers' anthropometry for fall protective harness design and sizing system evaluation. A database of 3D scan data established by NIOSH and a NIOSH-owned Civilian American and European Surface Anthropometry Resource (CAESAR) database, will be used for the project. In 2001, Cyberware developed the DigiSize software that measures 22 body measurements essential for the study of fall protective harnesses. Four additional measurements are being considered for the development of whole body safety harness sizing scheme.

Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD), San Diego

The DigiSize software is being used to improve the way uniforms are delivered to military personnel. At the Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) in San Diego, CA, Cyberware's Whole Body (WBX) 3D Scanner and DigiSize software perform real-time automated body measurement and uniform size selection. In 30 seconds, the DigiSize software evaluates the scan data for key reference points, automatically extracts dozens of measurements and calculates the correct clothing sizes for the subject.

MCRD San Diego has operated and integrated the body scanning system into their daily workflow, streamlining the process of clothing issue. The accuracy, consistency and objectivity provided by the body scanner has virtually eliminated the manual measuring and fitting process. Marine personnel scan between 100 and 600 men per week while Cyberware staff monitors the process remotely from their Monterey headquarters. The scanning system creates a simple resource of valuable new information. With the extensive scans processed in San Diego since 1998, DigiSize has a proven track record for positive results. Another scanning system was installed at Parris Island last year and has processed nearly 4,000 scans. A third system is planned for installation at the Naval Station at Great Lakes in 2003.

DigiSize Installation Summary

CompanyLocationPurposePlatformInstallation Date
United States Marine CorpsSan Diego, CAUniform SizingWhole Body XMarch 1998
Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS)Seoul, KoreaStandardsWhole Body 4July 2001
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)Morgantown, WVWorkplace Safety and HealthWhole Body 4January 2002
United States Marine CorpsParris Island, SCUniform SizingWhole Body XJuly 2002
Baylor College of MedicineHouston, TXResearchHead & FaceOctober 2002