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DressBoard: An Embedded Virtual Try-On System for Ties and Bowties

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In real life, trying a dress is generally physically exhausting and time consuming. In this study, a novel embedded virtual try-on system for ties and bowties is proposed, which will save time and enhance the shopping experience. The presented system is based on human computer interaction with embedded design, where the goal is to simulate tie/bowtie trial on a person in the camera view. Users can choose a tie/bowtie model available in the database via a touch screen. The system will then fit the selected model rapidly and accurately, and display the fitting result. Performance of the proposed system is experimentally evaluated on images acquired in a real-life scenario. The results showed that both fitting accuracy and process time vary almost-linearly with image resolution, where real-time and accurate (average error varies in the 0.5–5.0 cm range by resolution) performance can be achieved. In addition, the proposed system can handle fitting in videos, where experimental evaluations revealed real-time, accurate, and robust (to illumination change and image variations) performance even in the absence of collared garment.

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This work was supported in part by the Turkish Chamber of Electrical Engineers.

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Kaya, M., Ünay, D. DressBoard: An Embedded Virtual Try-On System for Ties and Bowties. J Sign Process Syst 73, 143–152 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11265-013-0738-2

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  • Tie
  • Bowtie
  • Embedded system
  • Skin verification based face detection
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