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New Technology Helps People Pick out the Best Pair of Jeans

RICHLAND, Wash.- A new technology developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is making Americans safer, but it's also serving a totally different purpose.

Intellifit was originally designed to scan people for bombs and other hidden objects before they get on planes.

The system has a person stand in the middle, then revolves around them and scans their body. It detects skin moisture to create a model of their body, making sure they aren't hiding anything under their clothes. Now, though, it's being used for a different reason. Software is allowing consumers to use it to pick out the perfect pair of jeans.

Albert Charpentier, founder of Intellifit, the company that makes the consumer system, said it will allow people to buy clothes online with more confidence that they'll fit.

Statistics show that about 25% of online clothing purchases end up being returned, but with this, they hope to reduce that number dramatically.

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