Richard Taylor in a coat and jumper
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Japan's 'virtual dressing rooms'

Toshiba has developed a "digital changing booth" that lets customers virtually try on clothes through a display.

The system uses an off-the-shelf 3D scanner and a camera to analyse the customer's body, and then sizes the clothes to fit.

A companion app uses your mobile device to let you mix and match outfits, or place an order.

Toshiba is one of several companies developing virtual dressing rooms using body-scanning technology; unlike rivals, however, they hope to have the booths installed in Japan later this year.

The BBC's North America technology correspondent Richard Taylor tried out Toshiba's system - along with a number of outfits - at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.

You can follow Richard on Twitter @RichTaylorBBC.

  • 23 Jan 2015
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