Digitisation of the human body

In the standard digitisation method, a very high accuracy and quality 3D image of the full-scale human body can be captured in only 4.5 seconds. A special fast modus with a reduced acquisition time of less than 2.5 seconds is available for analytical studies of any body postures.

The bodySCAN 3D system consists of four measuring columns, each of which equipped with a projector and two digital cameras. The cameras provide a resolution of 656 x 490 pixels. Optionally, high-resolution cameras with a resolution of 1384 x 1036 pixels may be implemented.

The resulting eight datasets captured in each scan, are processed and merged into a three-dimensional body picture by the powerful OPTOCAT software, an integral product constituent to all Breuckmann scanning systems.

Full body scan

Application Areas

  • Computer animation and computer games
  • Gifts and souvenirs, such as sculptures or sub-surface engravings
  • Medical technology and prosthetics
  • Individually fitted seats, e. g. for the automotive and aircraft industries
  • Tailor-made clothing for extreme sports

High-speed ski suit


  • Very fast digitisation results within 2.5 or 4.5 seconds
  • High resolution due to eight individual scans
  • Easy and user-friendly handling
  • Automatic merging of datasets, supported by the fine-alignment functionality of Breuckmann's OPTOCAT software
  • Automatic computation of triangle meshes
  • Data export to standard formats (STL, PLY, BRE, ASCII)

bodySCAN setup

Case Study

Scanning of the German National Soccer Team in Duesseldorf, Germany

On the occasion of the Football World Championship hosted by Germany in 2006, the German National Soccer team had been invited for a training course by the German Football Federation (DFB). Besides a variety of exercises and photo shootings, the agenda also included a 3D scanning session for which the Breuckmann bodySCAN 3D system has been chosen. In the context of the ”Mini-Men Project” instigated by the award-winning film director Christian Aeby, the national players Neuville, Metzelder, Lahm, Kehl, Jansen, Sinkiewicz and Wörns have been scanned. Because of their nomination at a later stage, they were still missing in the ranks of the previously created miniature kickers.

Models created by means of the scan data

Forrás: breuckmann.eu