Next event: 3DBODY.TECH 2023, Lugano, Switzerland, 17-18 Oct. 2023

Conference topics

The technical program consist of oral presentations and live demonstrations in, but not limited to, the following technical areas:
- 3D & 4D body and 3D & 4D face scanning methods, systems and technologies
- Active 3D body scanning technologies (laser scanning, white-light scanning, Kinect)
- Passive body scanning methods (stereo photogrammetry, visual-hull)
- Portable and hand-held human body scanning and measurement devices
- Full body scanning systems for the apparel and fashion sector
- Applications in medical sciences (plastic surgery, orthotics, prosthetics, forensics, etc.)
- Foot scanning, custom footwear and orthopedics
- Digital anthropometry, anthropometric studies
- Body measurement campaigns, fitting mannequins
- Biometrics and applications in security
- Applications in sport, health and fitness
- Human body and face modeling, animation and simulation
- Applications in virtual life, games and entertainment
- 3D body scanning for arts, sculpture and 3D printing

Download the call for registrations: callforregistrations (PDF file, 1.4MB).

3DBST2015 Call for Registrations

Download the Profile of the conference and exhibition: profile (PDF file, 1.0MB).

Please note that registration is required for all attendees and participants of the conference. Information about registration and fees is available here.

Technical program

Program Outline

The program of the conference is structured, during two full days, in an opening session and 14 technical sessions in dual track, accommodating in total about 60 scientific and technical presentations, grouped according to various topics and application areas.

3DBST2015 Papers

The full program of the conference is available as PDF: 3dbst2015_fullprogram.pdf (1.5MB).
The program schedule only: 3dbst2015_program.pdf (0.3MB).

3DBST2015 - Program

The parallel technical exhibition will allow manufacturers of scanning equipment to demonstrate live their products and solutions to all attendees/visitors/participants: exhibition.

Breaks and social events are planned in order to increase the possibilities for building relationships and exchanging ideas between attendees, visitors, authors, participants and exhibitors.

The books of abstracts of the conference is available as PDF file:

Note: many presentations featured in the program of the conference do not have abstracts and/or papers.

3DBST2015 - Book of Abstracts

World & International Premieres

Exhibitors will announce/present world premieres at the conference and exhibition.

Styku (USA), 3dMD (UK/USA), Size Stream (USA), VITRONIC (Germany), Sizzy (France), IBV (Spain), TechMed 3D (Canada), Human Solutions (Germany), ViALUX (Germany), 4DDynamics (Belgium) have chosen our conference for announcing, launching, presenting, demonstrating for the first time internationally new developments, new products, new solutions, new results.

More information will be unveiled during the conference.

Styku (USA)
Styku will present for the first time at the exhibition its new 150X model.
Styku 150X is the latest body scanning technology by Styku, rich in new robust hardware features, and delivering once again the best software experience in the industry.

3dMD will present for the first time at the exhibition various new products and solutions.
At the opening session, 3dMD will introduce for the first time its Temporal Foot Imager for retail and research.

Size Stream (USA)

Size Stream will preview and demonstrate for the first time at the conference and exhibition:
The new Size Stream Tablet-based 3D body scanning application, to be released for 2016; and a new 3D body scanning booth prototype, with the smallest ever footprint for a full body booth scanner.

Vitronic (Germany)

Vitronic will announce and present for the first time at the conference and exhibition:
The new Tablet-based 3D Footscanner, a fitting solution for shoe retailers.

Sizzy (France)

Sizzy will present for the first time at the entrance of the convention center its 3D body scanning truck, a mobile scanning center fully equipped with 3D body scanners.

IBV (Spain)

IBV will present and demonstrate for the first time at the conference and exhibition its prototype mobile scanning app for estimating human 3D shapes (full bodies, feet) using a regular smartphone.

TechMed 3D (Canada)

TechMed 3D will present for the first time at the exhibition various new solutions. The focus will be on the introduction of a new business model, TechMed 3D's new "pay-per-scan" offer: customers will now be able to pay only for what they are truly using - As low as 5$ to scan feet.

Human Solutions (Germany)

Human Solutions
The Human Solutions/Vitronic booth, with the largest floor area at the conference of 30 square meters (323 square feet), is packed with a wealth of innovations. The new VITUSbodyscan color scanner occupies center stage. It can be connected to an MtM solution and the Virtual Mirror, giving customers a totally integrated solution.

ViALUX (Germany)

ViALUX will present for the first time at the exhibition its new zSnapper cart Med-Grade 3D Body Scanner. Features: Small space allocation, Room-to-room mobility, Short set-up time, All included in one cart, Easy-to-operate software.

4DDynamics (Belgium)
4DDynamics will present for the first time at the exhibition its new 3D Full Body Scanner.

Highlights at the Conference - Research

Universities, research institutions and private firms will present research works at the conference. A selection is featured here.

ITM - TU Dresden (Germany)

TU Dresden
Prof Dr Sybille Krzywinski of the Institute of Textile Machinery and High Performance Material Technology (ITM), Technical University Dresden (Germany), will present the paper titled "3D Product Development for Loose-Fitting Garments Based on Parametric Human Models" at Technical Session 2.

Novaptus Systems (USA)

Novaptus Systems
Mr David B. Stefan, CEO of Novaptus Systems (USA), will present the paper titled "Categorizing the Morbidly Obese Body Shape and Estimating Body Appearance Outcome before Weight Loss Surgery Using 3D Anthropometric Data" at Technical Session 3.

FAU - Adidas (Germany)

FAU Adidas
Mr Matteo Colaianni of the Computer Graphic Group of the University Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany) will present the paper titled "Volume Extraction from Body Scans for Bra Sizing" at Technical Session 6.

UniBG - PoliMI (Italy)

UniBG PoliMI
Dr Daniele Regazzoni of the University of Bergamo (Italy) will present the paper titled "Low Cost 3D Scanners Along the Design of Lower Limb Prosthesis" at Technical Session 7.

TU Delft (The Netherlands)

TU Delft
Dr Wonsup Lee of the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering of Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) will present the paper titled "3D Scan to Product Design: Methods, Techniques, and Cases" at Technical Session 9.

Fraunhofer IOF (Germany)

Fraunhofer IOF
Mr Stefan Heist of the Fraunhofer Institute Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (Germany) will present the paper titled "High-Speed Accurate 3D Scanning of Human Motion Sequences" at Technical Session 11.

IFSTTAR (France)

Mr Georges Beurier of IFSTTAR - LBMC Laboratoire de Biomécanique et Mécanique des Chocs (France) will present the paper titled "A Markerless Method for Personalizing a Digital Human Model from a 3D Body Surface Scan" at Technical Session 13.

Highlights at the Conference - OEMs

Manufacturers and solution providers will present their 3D scanning systems, solutions and applications at the conference. A selection is featured here.

Body Labs (USA)

The CEO of Body Labs, Mr William O'Farrell, will held the presentation titled "Unlocking the Body as a Digital Platform and the Rise of Reliable Consumer Scanners" at Technical Session 8.

ViALUX (Germany)

ViALUX (also participating at the exhibition) is specialized in dynamic 3D scanning with both high-speed and high-precision. At Technical Session 7, will be held the presentation titled "High-Speed, High-Precision Scanner Ensemble Enabling 4D-Shape Analyses in Oro-Maxillofacial and Plastic Surgery".

Mantis Vision (Israel)

Mr Shabtay Negry, CEO of Mantis Vision, the manufacturer of MV4D 3D sensors, will held the presentation titled "The Consumer and Professional Synergy and its Impact on the Body Scanning Market" at Technical Session 10.

Visbody, Xi'an Saunier Electronic Technology (China)

Mr Zhiwei Chu, CTO of Xi'an Saunier Electronic Technology, the manufacturer of Visbody 3D full body scanner, will held the presentation titled "The Potential for Multiple View Geometry in 3D Body Scanning Systems and Applications" at Technical Session 8.

ShareMy3D (Norway)

ShareMy3D (also participating at the exhibition) is a cloud-based solution for sharing 3D files of all sizes and formats. Kaye Hope, COO at ShareMy3D, will be held the presentation titled "Simple & Secure: Sharing 3D Files Online" at Technical Session 8.

Fit3D (USA)

Mr Greg Moore, CEO of Fit3D, manufacturer of the Fit3D ProScanner developed for fitness and wellness facilities, will held a presentation at Technical Session 5.

Artanim (Switzerland)

Mr Sylvain Chagué, co-founder and technology director of Artanim, will held the presentation titled "Digital Cloning for an Increased Feeling of Presence in Collaborative Virtual Reality Environments" at Technical Session 13.


Mr Chris Lane, CEO of 3dMD (also participating at the exhibition), will held the presentation titled "Preparing for Wearable Technology - The Importance and Requirements of Highly Efficient and Precise 3D Temporal Imaging" at Technical Session 4.

ReconstructMe, Profactor (Austria)

Mr Harald Bauer, director software engineering at Profactor, developer of ReconstructMe, will held the presentation titled "ReconstructMe SDK: a C API for Real-time 3D Scanning" at Technical Session 10.

Eotech (France)

Mr Jean-Jacques Servant, CEO of Eotech (also participating at the exhibition), will held the presentation titled "Multi-Scaling 3D Measurement of the Skin Face & Body" at Technical Session 1.

4DDynamics (Belgium)

Mr Geert Willems of 4DDynamics (also participating at the exhibition), will held the presentation titled "IIIDBody: Print, Measure, Play" at Technical Session 4.

Alches Technology (USA)

Alches Technology
Mr Ian Blasch, VP product development R&D at Alches Technology, will held the presentation titled "Challenges of Designing a 3D Camera for Mobile Handsets and Tablets" at Technical Session 10.

Aicon 3D Systems (Germany)

Dr Dirk Rieke-Zapp, head of the 3D body scanning group at Aicon 3D Systems (also participating at the exhibition), will held the presentation titled "Bodymetric Applications and Body Scanning by Aicon 3D Systems" at Technical Session 8.

Human Solutions (Germany)

Dr Dominik Michel of Human Solutions (also participating at the exhibition), will held the presentation titled "Size NorthAmerica - The New U.S. and Canadian 3D Anthropometric Measurement Survey" at Technical Session 12.


The proceedings of the conference (ISBN 978-3-033-05270-3) are available as hard copy (312 pages, b/w) and/or in digital form (html and PDF files, color) on USB-flash drive, CD-rom or FTP download.
The cost of the proceedings is 150CHF. For orders, please contact the conference office.
The contents of the book can be downloaded as PDF file.

3DBST2015 Proceedings

The books of abstracts of the conference is available as PDF file:

3DBST2015 - Book of Abstracts

Note: many presentations featured in the program of the conference do not have abstracts and/or papers.


The following institutions, universities, private companies and organizations are participating actively at the conference with presentations and/or live demonstrations.
Note: preliminary list based on submitted abstracts, updated continously.

Hometrica Consulting (Switzerland)

Size Stream

Delft Univ. of Technology (The Netherlands)

Pohang Univ. of Science & Techn. (S. Korea)

(S. Korea)


University of Hawaii at Manoa (USA)

Wayne State University (USA)


Aicon 3D Systems (Germany)

University of Tartu

Novaptus Systems

The Hague Center for Cosmetic and Rec. Surgery (USA)


Southwest University (China)

University of Newcastle (Australia)

Inst. de Biomecánica de Valencia (Spain)

Zhejiang University (China)

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (Germany)


Université de Haute Alsace (France)

Albstadt-Sigmaringen Univ. (Germany)

Human Solutions (Germany)

University Antwerpen (Belgium)


University of Bergamo (Italy)

Politecnico di Milano (Italy)

University of Swaziland (Swaziland)

University of Pretoria (South Africa)

University of Novi Sad (Serbia)

DOOB Innovation Studio (Serbia)

University Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany)

adidas group (Germany)

Amsterdam Univ. of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands)

VU University
(The Netherlands)

(The Netherlands)


TechMed 3D


Istanbul Technical University (Turkey)

Istanbul Bilgi University (Turkey)

University of Maribor (Slovenia)

State University of Paraná (Brazil)

TU Dresden

University College Ghent (Belgium)

Fraunhofer IOF (Germany)

Technical University Ilmenau (Germany)

Kitman Labs

Center for Advanced Medical Imaging (Ireland)

Technical University of Crete (Greece)

University of Verona (Italy)

National University of Singapore (Singapore)

Afyon Kocatepe University (Turkey)


University of Surrey (UK)

University of Zagreb (Croatia)

Univer. degli Studi di Milano (Italy)

State University of Amazonas (Brazil)

University CES (Colombia)

Luigi Sacco Hospital (Italy)

Guido Salvini Hospital (Italy)

C. Mondino Neurological Institute (Italy)

University of Pavia (Italy)


Oklahoma State University (USA)



Hangzhou Normal University (China)

Universitätsklinikum Ulm (Germany)

Izmir University of Economics (Turkey)


Body Labs

Mantis Vision

DSO National Lab. (Singapore)

Shape Analysis

Canfield Scientific (USA / The Netherlands)

Scoliosis Rehabilitation Centre (Serbia)


Trinity College Cambridge (UK)

Mathematical Gymnasium Belgrade (Serbia)



Alces Technology


Supporters and Partners

The following oragnizations and companies are supporting or are partners of the conference.
Note: preliminary list.

Hometrica Consulting - Dr. Nicola D'Apuzzo
Hometrica Consulting - Dr. Nicola D'Apuzzo (Switzerland) is organizing the series of 3DBST conferences and exhibitions. Hometrica Consulting is a leading international consulting firm in the sectors of 3D human body scanning technologies.     Hometrica Consulting and 3DBST are affiliated to CrossRef indexing system. DOI (digital object identification) numbers will be assigned to the single papers published in the proceedings of the conference.

Computer Vision Online's goal is to create an online community in the field of Computer Vision. CVO lists different source codes, commercial or free softwares and datasets, provides information about upcoming events and job openings related to computer vision.     Copernico is a territorial marketing initiative of Canton Ticino which, through the Economic Promotion Office, intents to increase the international stature of Canton Ticino, raise awareness on Ticino's investment opportunities, promote corporate investment and establishment.

Amiconi Consulting
Lugano Turismo
Amiconi Consulting is supporting the conference. The service company takes care of the hotel reservations for attendees of the conference and provide on request private transportation from and to Milan airports.     The tourist organization of Lugano is supporting the conference. The tourist office provide any tourist information regarding Lugano and surrounding areas.

Ana D'Apuzzo
Arte e architettura Ana D'Apuzzo is responsible for the architeture and design layout at the conference and exhibition. Artworks of Ana D'Apuzzo will be displayed during the event.    
6th International Conference and Exhibition on 3D BODY SCANNING TECHNOLOGIES, Lugano, Switzerland, 27-28 October 2015