Body scanners may help you find that perfect fitting pair of jeans. Bloomingdale's is the first retailer to install a digital sizing station system called "Me-Ality."
It's sort of like those airport body scanners with some notable exceptions. Me-Ality is voluntary, it's not searching you for concealed weapons or contraband, and the system uses radio waves, not radiation.
You step in and the Me-Ality system scans your frame in 10 to 15 seconds to get your exact measurements.
The system can compare your measurements to specific clothing brands. It then recommends styles, brands and sizes which should not only fit you, but be flattering.
While Bloomingdale's is the first retailer to install Me-Ality in some stores, the system is in use in about 70 malls around the country including a handful in North Texas.
Would you use a system like this?
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