Scan for Greatness
12/07/2016 Source: Office of Communication Services, CTAHR
Congratulations to FDM undergraduate student Kaimipono Kajiyama, who received an award for his research proposal, entitled “3D Body Scanning and Consumer Preference Related to Style Simulation,” from the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). He is the third FDM undergraduate who received an award from UROP, following Xing Sun and Kristen Domingcil. Kaimipono will use a 3D scanner attached to an iPad to produce a body scan of the participant via infrared light, then clean up the scan using CAD software. Then the scan can be used as the participant’s avatar. Avatars can be simulated for consumers through Optitex Apparel CAD software, which is available at the UHM Department of FCS FDM/CAD Lab. Congrats also go to Kaimipono’s faculty mentor Shu-Hwa Lin.