Bodd has raised $5M to expand its 3D body scanning technology for advanced manufacturing into the North American wellness, fashion retail and pharmaceutical sectors.

The funding round was led by retail entrepreneurs Candice and Nick Hirons and included support from family offices and high-net-worth individuals. Bodd's 60-second scanner, made by Bosch, captures all the information required to create a data "passport" that enables companies to tailor products to customers. The capital will also support the company's expansion into the uniform sector and increased staffing.

CEO Rob Fisher said the company, which has partnerships with Swinburne University of Technology and RMIT, was "well positioned to become the global standard" in body data.

Bodd has also secured a solid partnership with Australian Defence Apparel, which uses the platform to reduce the time for custom uniform requirements for defence personnel. The scan outputs are pretty incredible. Not only does Bodd spit out a 3D body model of yourself with exact lengths and girths, the system also gives a detailed analysis of health vitals. These include your bone mass, visceral fat rating, metabolic age, muscle mass and quality, plus total body water. For the complete list, head here.

Due Diligence: The Australian & Startup Daily