3D laser scanning: A model of multidisciplinary research

Terry Lerch, Maureen MacGillivray, Tanya Domina

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New tools and technology are driving research in the 21st century and encouraging multidisciplinary collaboration. A model of research exploration inspired by the technology of 3D laser scanning is presented in this paper representing disciplines as diverse as Ergonomics, Reverse Engineering, Biomedicine, and Apparel Design. The paper demonstrates how 3D laser scanning technology can encourage the sharing of problem solving strategies and research methodologies across seemingly unrelated disciplines. Such inter- and multidisciplinary collaboration offers the potential for creative design exploration that is beyond the scope of any one perspective or discipline, thus expanding the possibility for innovative solutions to today's complex problems.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 2007


  • 3D laser scanning
  • Model
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Research
  • Technology


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