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Unique Solutions Limited's "mybestfit" kiosk  (Source: geniusbeauty.com)
Unique Solutions' newest technology is called "mybestfit," and it utilizes the body scanning technology used in airports -- except it keeps your clothes on

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding body scanners at the airport since they began producing nude photos of the public. While many have complained about the new technology, Unique Solutions Limited has found a new use for it that keeps the public's clothes on.

Unique Solutions Limited, which was established in 1994, specializes in personalized shopping. It originally started out as a company that provides custom sewing patterns tailored to fit customers' body shapes perfectly. Its goal is to provide clothing that fits an individual, since many clothing stores offer set sizes that may or may not fit the way they should. The company has expanded to offer technology that can provide this convenience.

Unique Solutions' newest technology is called "mybestfit," and it utilizes the body scanning technology used in airports -- except it keeps your clothes on.

Mybestfit was developed by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Unique Solutions Limited licensed the technology from Batelle, which manages the laboratory.

Mybestfit utilizes radio waves to penetrate clothing and "bounce" signals off the body. These signals are then sent to a computer, and the data is used to calculate exact measurements of your waist, hips, arms, legs and weight. These measurements are given to the user, and they use such measurements to decide which sizes to buy at the store.

The mybestfit kiosk was first placed at the King of Prussia Mall in Pennsylvania, and is a free service. It was made to increase shopping convenience, since some shoppers either do not know what size they are, or are too embarrassed to reveal their size and weight to store assistants.


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RE: health risks
By Reclaimer77 on 7/1/2011 8:27:56 PM , Rating: 0
I think you are using some pretty big leaps in logic to arrive at a conclusion.

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Consequently, while the scanners may improve safety aboard planes, their net effect is getting more people killed.


Again, I don't know about this. If the body scanners were really impacting travel, there would be strong evidence of this. I can't find any. I think we could be looking at a variety of factors in play here, and correlation doesn't prove causation. For example, the recession has curbed a large amount of non-necessary airline ticket purchases. In fact, it's hit all travel hard in general. This makes it extremely difficult to do a proper impact analysis of the body scanners.

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Those people are driving instead, where they have a considerably higher chance of being killed in an accident.


You have a very high chance of surviving a car crash. A plane crash? You have virtually no chance. While, yes, statistically you have a "higher chance" in a car we can plainly see why people would feel safer driving a vehicle.

I'm not in favor of the scanners either, but claiming they "get people killed"? There's gotta be strong evidence to say that, and I'm just not seeing any.


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