Towards a virtual garment fitting model for male upper body for online marketplace

Dulaji Hidellaarachchi, Hashini Gunatilake, Sandra Perera, Damitha Sandaruwan, Maheshya Weerasinghe

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In online apparel market, there is a high return rate mainly due to the size mismatches. As a solution, Virtual garment technologies have been introduced for finding apparels with precise fit whereas most of these technologies are categorized under commercial 3D applications. Therefore, suitability of these 3D applications to check the fitness of selected garment item to a particular user in online marketplace is less due to network latency issues, the need of high user intervention and computational power albeit to the ability of providing highly accurate fitness for a selected garment. Within this paper, a lightweight solution is presented which assists the decision making process of end users in the online market to select perfectly fitted garment by considering human body measurements and garment measurements. The suggested fitting model is consolidated with 2D patterns of human body and finished garments which has the ability of identifying the fitness and manifesting it using seven predefined areas along with user preference and distance ease values. This research has only concerned on generating the fitting model for short sleeve men's shirts due to the limited time frame. The procedure of generating the 2D block pattern from a finished short sleeve shirt has been discerned through an experiment and standard error values which are associated with aforementioned conversion has been recognized using the experiment results. The implemented model was endeavoured on 20 participants and qualitative approaches were used to evaluate the implemented model resulting an accuracy of 81.2%. A survey was conducted to evaluate the visualization of the system output, and received 76% positive responses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions 2018 (ICTer) - Conference Proceedings
EditorsViraj Welgama
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781538673515, 9781538673522, 9781538673508
ISBN (Print)9781538673539
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions 2018 - Colombo, Sri Lanka
Duration: 27 Sept 201828 Sept 2018
Conference number: 18th (Proceedings)


ConferenceInternational Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions 2018
Abbreviated titleICTer 2018
Country/TerritorySri Lanka
Internet address


  • 2D block pattern
  • Anthropometry
  • Avatar generation
  • Ease allowance
  • Virtual garment fitting

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