New "virtual tailor" technology enables users to map their body perfectly and find clothes to fit from top-to-toe

Size up your body using a webcam: New ‘virtual tailor’ technology enables users to map their body perfectly and find clothes to fit from top-to-toe

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16:36 GMT, 11 September 2012

Finding the perfect fit of clothes is never easy, especially when shopping online.

But for those of us who are tired of 'guesstimating', there may be a solution.

UPcload, a German startup, has developed a program that uses a Webcam to get accurate measurements of the body so next time you're shopping online you can avoid buying ill-fitted attire that you only have to end up sending back.

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UPcload promises to help you find the perfect fit of clothing when shopping online

UPcload promises to help you find the perfect fit of clothing when shopping online

Finding the perfect fit can be difficult even in store, but UPcload helps women shop online with clever tailoring technology

Finding the perfect fit can be difficult even in store, but UPcload helps women shop online with clever tailoring technology

Unlike most technology, the concept is very simple.

All you have to do is stand in front of your Webcam in four poses while the program scans you from head to toe, using a regular compact disc for calibration.

The site claims its measurements are as accurate as those taken by a professional tailor and helps save money on pricey return costs you may incur.

UPcload is just one of many new sites that allow customers to 'try on' the clothes from the comfort of their own homes.

All you have to do is stand in front of your Webcam in four poses while the program scans you from head to toe, using a regular compact disc for calibration

All you have to do is stand in front of your Webcam in four poses while the program scans you from head to toe, using a regular compact disc for calibration

The technology promises to find your exact measurements

The technology promises to find your exact measurements