BCSWomen, BCS Dorset, and BCS AGD SG Presentation and Webinar on Application and Research on Virtual Fitting
18:00 to 20:00

Monday 13 January 2020

Application and Research on Virtual Fitting 


Speaker: Dr. Xiaohui Tan, Associate Professor, Capital Normal University of China

Chair: DXiaosong Yang MBCS, Associate Professor of Computer Animation, Bournemouth University.


Time: 6.00pm for 6.30 start of the presentation and webinar

Venue: Bournemouth University, Fusion Building. room FG06,

Directions for Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, Dorset, BH12 5BB Web: http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk Free Parking is available after 5pm


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Cost: Free, both for attending and remote access

Organised jointly by BCS Animation and games Development SG, BCS Dorset Branch, BCSWomen SG, and Bournemouth University


Description: Presentation on the latest research about virtual fitting and 3D human body modelling of Dr Xiaohui Tan, Associate Professor, Capital Normal University of China. Dr Xiaohui Tan will discuss the challenges and potential application in other disciplines like digital health, where applications could be relevant to those with certain medical or age related issues.


Agenda            18.00 Refreshment and webinar set-up time

18.30 Presentation and webinar to start

20.00 Estimated end


Synopsis: Virtual Fitting is one of the most popular topics during the past 10 years not only in the apparel industry but in research area. The challenges have been gradually solved following new devices and technology appeared in the market. Virtual Fitting not only helps online shopping but also in helping customers in department stores to save time in waiting for the fitting rooms. In this talk, I will firstly introduce the state of the art of Virtual Fitting technologies including different patterns of interaction and representative products. Then Dr Xiaohui Tan will describe our work on modelling personalized 3D body and cloth simulation. Finally, Dr Xiaohui Tan will discuss the challenges and possible research opportunities in Virtual Fitting Technology.


Dr Xiaosong Yang will give a brief introduction about the application of personalised human modelling technique in the recently funded HEIF6 project (2020-2022) “Neuravatar: Integrated augmented reality platform for medical education”. The primary aim of the project is to develop a medical teaching platform that provides an anatomically correct three-dimensional teaching tool using virtual reality and mixed reality. This will facilitate a deeper understanding of the human body in real individuals. The platform will be developed to allow immersion in a range of clinical scenarios and provide virtual training for students to supplement live clinical experience. Future developments of the platform will include decision support tools, case recording and data analytics tools to support machine learning and personalised actionable analytics.”



Dr. Xiaohui Tan is an Associate Professor from the Capital Normal University of China. She obtained her Ph.D. degree from Beijing Normal University in 2015. Her research interests include 3D body modelling and affective computing. Xiaohui Tan has published over 20 papers in peer-reviewed computer graphics and computer vision conferences and journals. She has been invited as reviewer by Information Technology and Control, Journal of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering, Frontiers of Computer Science. She also holds a concurrent post as Deputy Director of the Technical Committee of Virtual Simulation Teaching Innovation Alliance of China, Deputy Director of Youth Committee of China Virtual Reality and Visualization Technology Innovation & Strategic Alliance (CVRVT), Member of the Intelligent Graphics Committee of the China Graphic Society. ​



DXiaosong Yang is currently an Associate Professor at the National Centre for Computer Animation, Bournemouth University. His research focuses on a number of topics relating to computer animation, motion capture and synthesis, data mining, digital health, virtual reality and surgery simulation. He has produced more than 70 peer reviewed publications that include international journal articles, conference papers, and book chapters. As PI and Co-I, he has secured over 20 research grants from European Commission, British Academy, Leverhulme, British Council, Newton Fund, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (UK), Wessex AHSN, Higher Education Innovation Fund, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Royal National Lifeboat Institution, etc. He is a member of the Peer Review College of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) UK and the Computer Science Evaluation Group of the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Dr Xiaosong Yang is a member of the Program Committee for several international conferences, reviewer for many peer review journals and conferences.



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