Color Full Body Scanner utilizes 16 3D sensors.

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Suited for apparel, health and fitness, and medical applications, Model KX-16 places sensors around body at 4 heights and 4 angles for accurate and complete body scans of any subject. Featuring 20 ft² footprint, scanner comes with attached changing room and suite of [TC]² body scanning software functions, including automatic body measurements at over 400 unique points, automatic 3D digital avatar creation, embedded made-to-measure output features, and body shape/body composition analysis tools.

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[TC]² Announces Major Breakthrough in 3D Full Body Scanning

Today [TC]² is announcing availability of its next generation scanner, the KX-16. It is a significant day in the history of 3D body scanning as the $10,000 price point is broken for the first time with a full body coverage, full featured, changing-room sized, color commercial body scanning product with worldwide availability. The KX-16 leverages the emergence of low cost 3D scanning sensors, like the Microsoft XBOX Kinect sensor which utilizes technology from Primesense Corporation.

[TC]² is the world leader in 3D body scanning with almost 200 3D body scanning sites
around the world supported by a network of ten distributors. [TC]2's first body scanner
(3T6) was released in 1997 and was $200,000 and required 200 square feet. The KX-16
represents a 20X reduction in price and a 10X reduction in size from that first product.

The KX-16 is [TC]²'s fifth generation 3D body scanner technology, and not only does it
reach a new unheard of price levels, it also has new levels of functionality. From our
years of involvement in 3D body scanning, we have learned that the key to the
commercial deployment of 3D body scanners is based on three factors:

- Low Price

- Small Size, as to fit in changing room spaces

- End Use embedded functionality

KX-16 3D Body Scanner

The KX-16 answers these market demands. It is one-third the price of [TC]²'s current
market-leading body scanning product, the NX-16, while maintaining its 20 sq.ft.
footprint and 16 sensor design. The placement of sensors around the body at four
specific heights and at four specific angles was first developed with the NX-16 scanner.

This arrangement was determined based on analyzing the body size, shape, and features
of tens of thousands of individuals so that the most accurate and complete body scans
could be taken of any subject. 3D body scanners have been used for human body surveys
over the past twenty years, but the NX-16 and KX-16 scanners are the first scanners
designed using data from those same surveys. In addition, having a small footprint is
crucial with the new depth sensors as the data quality is excellent close to the body, but is not as good further away.

Scan Subject - Raw Data - Body Model and Measurements - Avatar and Virtual Fashion

In addition to matching the footprint of the NX-16, the KX-16 similarly comes with an
attached zero-square footage changing room and the full suite of [TC]² Body Scanning
software functionality including:

- automatic body measurements at over 400 unique points

- manual measurement software features

- embedded size selection for stock size apparel

- embedded Made-to-Measure output features for custom apparel for major apparel
CAD systems

- automatic 3D digital avatar creation from the scan including face texturing from a

- Virtual Fashion feature to allow virtual try-on of clothes in only "seconds" per

- body shape and body composition (body fat) analysis tools

- fully private scan mode with computer voice instructions and self-scan control

[TC]² 3D body scanner main markets are in the Apparel, Health and Fitness, and Medical
application areas and the KX-16 now makes possible many of the business models that
both entrepreneurs and majors companies have dreamed about and considered.

The KX-16 matches previous scanner features, and exceeds them in several areas

- Color scan data is acquired

- It has low sensitivity to room light or sharp color contrasts on the scan subjects

- Yields over 2 million data points at full body resolution

An electronic brochure for the KX-16 can be downloaded at

[TC]2 produced the first working prototype of a depth sensor based full body scanner in
January of 2011. A video on that system can be viewed at:

A later prototype using 16 depth sensors was demonstrated in October 2011 and can be
viewed at:

The KX-16 will be on display at three events in the month of April:

- [TC]² Board of Directors and Meeting of Members April 13th

- Its worldwide public demonstration debut will take place at the Asian Workshop
on 3D body scanning technologies in Tokyo April 17-18. Registration for the event is still open.

- Texprocess Americas at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta
April 24-26 (

[TC]2 is a recognized provider of solutions for the soft goods industry specializing in technology development and supply chain improvement. Visit for more company information.

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