Using the 3dMD systems, we can capture accurate 3D representations of human bodies and hands to digitally create space suit and glove designs. Similarly, the Vitus laser scanner is used to “photograph” a high-quality 3D image of a person in a matter of seconds, using laser triangulation. These Vitus scans can then be used to create useful models to analyze critical human dimensions for EVA suit design.
The 3dMD and Vitus scans from this system can be imported as a static avatar into the HSIM system or as a poseable avatar into the CAD/Vidya system. This software is used to develop EVA suit prototype pressure garments by allowing the lab to create virtual garments that can be simulated on 3D mannequins. Any garment model can be created, modified, and visualized with two simple scans.