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Let Kinect find the best denim for your derriere

Bloomingdale's, Kinect for Windows, and Bodymetrics team up for body scans that will connect you with the best jeans for your individual shape.

Bodymetrics Pod
Beam my butt, Scotty.

In your search for a great pair of jeans, you may end up becoming a pod person.

Bodymetrics Pod in action
If you're this svelte, you probably don't have trouble finding jeans. (Click to enlarge.) Bodymetrics

The Bodymetrics Pod, which launched in the United States during the Denim Days celebration at a Bloomingdale's in Los Angeles, uses Kinect for Windows to digitally ogle your curves and body-map your butt. This is all in the name of hooking you up with a pair of jeans that will flatter you rather than make it look like you crashed into a denim factory at 55 mph.

The Pod is designed for privacy, so all the mall walkers don't have to stare at you in your skivvies while you're getting scanned.

There is still a human component to all of this. After you get scanned, Bodymetrics Stylists help you pick out your ideal jeans. Hopefully, they will have the good sense to steer you away from that hot-pink acid wash pair. Fitting well doesn't necessarily translate to looking good.

I have a fantasy that one day, thrift stores will all have Bodymetrics Pods that will match you up with the one gem among the hodgepodge of denim inventory on the racks. A gal can dream, right?

(Via Creativity Online)