National Post: U of S researcher pioneers solution for ‘trying on’ online purchases

By Bryn Levy

University of Saskatchewan’s proffessor, Raymond Spiteri acilitate more than 16 plus research collaborations with industries. One of which resulted in the development of a game-changing virtual shopping avatar that accurately mirrors different body types and uses heat maps to help online shoppers visualize how clothes will fit.

According to a Mitacs media release, between 30 and 40 per cent of all clothing bought online is returned, mainly due to sizing. He aimed to put a dent in the massive number of online clothing purchases returned each year through his work, called “comfort map.” 

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