References  Yin Ling, et al.: Review and analysis of pressure comfort of garment, Journal of Textile Research, Vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 137–142, 2008.  Ikuta, N.: Hygienic studies of foundation garments effects on subjective observations clothing climate and clothing observation, Japanese Journal of Hygiene, Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 344–349, 1970.  Makabe, H.: A study of clothing pressure developed by the girdle, Journal of the Japan Research Association for Textile End-Uses, Vol. 32, No. 9, pp. 424–438, 1991
Guo Mengna and Victor E. Kuzmichev
Jun-Ming Lu and Mao-Jiun Wang
of Advanced Manufacturing Technology , 32 (1-2), 109-115. Lu, J.-M., Wang, M.-J. J. (2008). Automated anthropometric data collection using 3D whole body scanners. Expert Systems with Applications , 35 (1-2), 407-414. Meunier, P., Yin, S. (2000). Performance of a 2D image-based anthropometric measurement and clothing sizing system. Applied Ergonomics , 22, 445-451. Stylios, G., Fan, J., Sotomi, J. O., Deavon, R. (1992). A new concept in garment manufacture. International Journal of
Ermira Shehi, Tatjana Spahiu and Genti Guxho
References Mattila, H., King, R. and Ojala, N. (2002). Retail performance measures for seasonal fashion. Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 340-351. Simmons Karla et al, University of Missouri, Female Figure Identification Technique for Apparel Alexander, M., Connell, L. J., & Presley, A. B. (2005). Clothing ﬁt preferences of young female adult consumers. International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, 17, 52–64. Ashdown
Claudiu Lăzăroaie, Teodora Zecheru, Ciprian Său and Tudor Cherecheş
References  T. Zecheru, C. Lăzăroaie, Are modern chemical weapons a significant threat to the environment?, Proceedings of 15 th International Scientific Conference KBO, Sibiu, Romania, November, 2009.  M.J. Fedoruk, T.L. Guidotti, „Gastrointestinal System”, Encyclopedia of Toxicology , Vol. II, 2005.  J.M. Paillat, P. Robin, M. Hassouna, P. Leterme, Atmospheric Environment , Vol. 39, pp. 6833-6842, 2005.  ***, SR EN ISO 6529:2007, “Protective clothing. Protection against chemicals. Determination of resistance to
Simona Maria Badea, Claudiu Lăzăroaie, Teodora Zecheru and Ioana Lazăr
References  L Wang, S Kanesalingam, R Nayak and R Padhye, Recent Trends in Ballistic Protection Textiles and Light Industrial Science and Technology (TLIST) Volume 3, 2014  “ Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor ,” NIJ Standard-0101.06, National Institute of Justice, July 2008.  “ V 50 Ballistic Test for Armor ,” MIL-STD-662F, Department of Defense Military Standard, December 1997  “ Ballistic Test Method for Personal Armour Materials and Combat Clothing ” NATO Standardization Agreement (STANAG) 2920, Edition 2, 2003.
References  DUNN, B., Uniforms, London: Laurence King, 2009; 12.  BERNARD, M., Fashion as communication, London; New York; Routledge, 2002; 63.  JOHNSON, M.S., RICHARD R.: The Psychological Influence of the Police Uniform, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin. March 2001.  ADOMAITIS, A. D., JOHNSON, K.K.P.: Casual Versul Formal Uniforms: Flight Attendants’ Self-perceptions and Perceived Appraisals by Others; Clothing ans Textiles Research Journal 2005; 23; 88  JOHNSON, R.R., Police uniform Colour and Citizen Impression Formation
Emily E. Russell
In two studies, we tested the relationship between children’s label-learning experience and label-learning ability within diverse superordinate categories with complex perceptual organization (animals, clothing, foods). Using both quasi-experimental and experimental designs, we examined 18- and 24-month-old children’s ability to generalize labels for novel members of superordinate categories as a product of their previous experience in learning labels for members of those categories. As predicted, children properly generalized more labels for members of the categories within which they had more label-learning experience than for members of the categories within which they had less label-learning experience. Results are consistent with the idea that children develop category-specific label-learning biases through their experience in learning labels for category members; they carry implications for multiple accounts of vocabulary acquisition and identify directions for future research.
Marek Urban and Kamila Urban
The present study analyses the social representation of women and men in ten contemporary Slovak musical films aimed at children (Spievankovo, Fíha-tralala, Smejko a Tanculienka). An analysis of the internal and external features attributed to “men”, “women”, “boys”, and “girls” has revealed, in line with previous research, that men are associated with strength and courage and women with beauty and care. Gender also determines clothing, props, and mise-en-scene. Contrary to previous findings, women in the analysed films, more often than men, display activity and dominance and take the role of moral and intellectual authorities. Men, on the other hand, are just as emotional as women. In conclusion, the author proposes a hypothesis to explain these discrepancies with the previous research.
U.S. Latina/o identity is a complex and panethnic construction. One of the most enduring tropes surrounding Latina women in US culture is that of tropicalism, which by erasing ethnic specificity helps construct homogenous stereotypes such as bright colours, rhythmic music, and brown skin that are represented in visual texts. Tropicalization helps position the Latina body as oversexed as well as sexually available; all that is identified with seductive clothing, curvaceous hips and breasts, long brunette hair or extravagant jewellery. The article concerns Latina images in US media and popular culture and focuses on such stars as Jennifer Lopez and Salma Hayek in order to explore the gendered signifiers surrounding Latinidad and Latina iconicity. The female ethnicity is depicted as other through its categorization and marginalization in relation to dominant constructions of Whiteness and femininity. The article bridges the approaches of gender studies and Latina/o studies with recent research on hybridity and transnational identities.
Piotr Golański and Marek Szczekala
In this article, the research results of the usage of selected methods of the analysis of images for the recognition of hand gestures in human-computer interaction was depicted. The usage of this type of interaction is important in case of the so-called wearable computers (computer is integrated with the work clothing of an operator.
For the recognition of gestures, the combination of two methods associated with the image processing was suggested and that is the Chan-Vese active contour model enabling to recognize objects on a given image, based on the curve evolution technique, Mumford-Shah functional, level-sets and the methods to create shapes with the use of Fourier descriptors. For the classification criteria as a compatibility measure a scalable Mahalanobis distance was used.