I'm sure it's the reason men go into IT in the first place: To eliminate the scourge of ill-fitting lingerie.
U.K.-based online tech mag The Register reports that a pair of Japanese mathematical modelling scientists felt that the lack of an accurate 3D model of the female form is the reason that women have to put up with tight-fitting undergarments that are “needlessly wrinklesome, intrusive and/or prone to undesirable bagging.
Having come up with the best excuse ever for closely examining the bodies of 560 women — much to the chagrin of those of us who've devoted a lifetime to the pursuit — the pair used laser metrology to map “control points” and build a database of body shapes.
This data underwent intensive computer analysis to create five body-type templates that can be used to create tighter teddies and “body adjustment” garments.
Ah, the march of progress …