TechCrunch | 11.03.15

Body Labs Raises $8 Million To Create Ultra-Realistic 3D Body Images

By Jordan Crook

Body Labs, makers of technology that provides true-to-life 3D body models, is announcing the close of an $8 million round of Series A funding led by Intel Capital, with participation from FirstMark Capital, Max-Planck-Innovation GmbH, Osage University Partners, and Catalus Capital.

Body Labs technology is able to garner a fully realistic 3D body scan, complete with wrinkles and back fat, that goes well beyond matching up points on a body and actually includes data about the different properties of the human body. And beyond that, Body Labs technology allows you to add motion to the 3D body model to see how certain fabrics or materials might move or wear in the real world.

The implications of this are huge. The system allows you to do things like health tracking, special effects in Hollywood, and even more immersive video gaming (featuring you as the main character, complete with back fat). But for now, the company is starting with customized apparel.

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