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Athletes become avatars at Under Armour lab

Athletes become avatars at Under Armour lab

Torrey Smith doesn't play for the Ravens anymore. But the San Francisco 49ers receiver left a lasting impression during a visit to Under Armour's warehouse-sized lab in Baltimore.

Smith visited the lab in Port Covington earlier this year for a full body scan. The resulting avatar allows the company to design apparel specific to his body and motion. Designers look specifically at how the fabric drapes.

Tennis star Sloane Stephens is also among the Under Armour athletes scanned at the lab for custom clothing.

The lab also contains robotic machinery and 3D printers that make sneakers. 

There is a fabric cutter with a giant cutting head that operates with a...

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