GVU Center Brown Bag: Christopher Lane - "The Evolution from Static-3D Scanning to Dense Temporal-3D Motion Capture to Innovate the Next Wave of Exceedingly Functional, Comfortable, and Fashionable Wearable Technologies""


With the increasingly rapid-pace developments in Materials Science and communication platforms, today’s manufacturers have the opportunity to revolutionize our wardrobe from pairing solitary garments together to wearing an interactive ensemble of clothing (and accessories) that enhances, and possibly improves, a person’s every-day experience in the world. These advancements are challenging the well-established supply chain status quo to rethink generic apparel design based on an aggregation of fit models (mannequins).

To move forward it will be vital for manufacturers to better understand and quantify anatomical shape to submillimeter precision from a functional standpoint as individuals move through their daily routines. My talk will chart 3dMD’s voyage of discovery from our early pioneer work imaging young children to support 3D surgical and treatment planning to our development of the world’s most sophisticated dense temporal-3D motion capture devices now being used to by leading manufacturers, teaching hospitals, and research institutions worldwide to document shape and update our understanding of shape change through human dynamics.

My goal is to document 3dMD’s voyage with case studies and examples to further stimulate the imagination on just what can be achieved in this exciting period of industrial innovation.

Speaker Bio:

With more than 40 years of experience in the IT industry, Lane has held senior technical and chief executive positions in globally-recognized high-tech and services companies, as well as serving as a board member for both privately and publicly held companies in the US and Europe. Following an early career in software engineering and as a consultant with a U.K. government agency focused on the promotion of IT, Lane joined Oracle, the world’s largest business-to-business software company. During his six years with the company, he held VP positions in Europe and the U.S., including head of Consulting Operations. Lane then joined the IT team at EM Warburg, Pincus & Co., one of the world’s leading venture capital investors. In 1994, Lane was appointed as CEO and president of TSW International, which he shaped to be the acknowledged market leader and visionary company in the Enterprise Asset Management market. Just prior to joining 3dMD, Lane held the position of COO at ECSoft, a European IT services provider. Lane co-founded 3dMD in 2000 with the goal of establishing a highly-reliable, non-invasive 3D technology platform for efficiently imaging people in 3D to a level of anatomical shape precision required to fuel growth in applications such as medical, biometrics, human factors, high-end fit apparel, and anthropometrics. For the past 17 years, Lane has personally spearheaded an R&D strategy that has resulted in 3dMD becoming the benchmark supplier of high-precision 3D and temporal-3D(4D) surface image capture solutions. To maintain the company’s global benchmark status, Lane is actively involved with spearheading industry initiatives and 3dMD customer community to better understand real-world requirements and ever-changing environments.

Event Details


    Technology Square Research Building, 1st Floor Ballroom, Atlanta, Ga


  • Thursday, January 12, 2017
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm