Research & Validation
BMI, based only on height and weight does not take age, gender, body shape or body composition into account; all crucial factors when looking at obesity designation and associated health risks for the individual.
BVI is a new way of measuring the human body; merging 3D body shape data and body composition data to calculate weight distribution and the health risks of carrying too much weight and body fat in the abdominal area.
SUMMARY OF RESEARCH AND VALIDATION OF BVI - (2008 - 2016)
- Development of BVI has been led by the inventors; Select Research and 5 international collaborators. An additional 7 organisations have assisted with data capture, data validation and data analysis. Collaborators have included: Heartlands NHS Hospital, Aston University, University of Hull, the Medical Research Council, St Annes Hospital (Czech Republic) and Mayo Clinic (USA).
- 6 separate full body 3D Scanners were used to validate BVI data.
- Over 10,000 men and women have been scanned under NHS and FDA ethics procedures during the study.
- Data from over 40,000 3D body scans, MRI images and Cadaver data have been used as reference data for BVI.
Further information can be found at these links:-
- A New Method of Classifying Adiposity Using Height, Volume and Surface Area
- Researchers compare body composition measurement techniques
- Correlation of BMI, Body Fat and Body image with obesity and ethnicity in adolescent girls in Rural communities
- A Comparison of Body Scan Measurement Reliability and Repeatability versus Manual Measurement with Tape Measure.
- National Sizing Survey – the changing shape of the UK’s children
- Researchers turn to 3D technology to gauge attractiveness of human body
- Accuracy of body mass index in diagnosing obesity in the adult general population
- Association of bodyweight with total mortality and with cardiovascular events in coronary artery disease.
- The impact of 3D Body Images on Motivating Weight Loss in Overweight Individuals
- Location, not volume, of fat found to be key.
- Body volume index; time to replace body mass index?
- 3-D Body Scanner, Body Volume Index: A Novel, Reproducible and Automated Anthropometric Tool Associated with Cardiometabolic Biomarkers
- A personalised healthmonitoring and diagnosis system using 3D body scanning technology
- Innovation in Weight Loss Programs: A 3-Dimensional Virtual-World Approach,
- Differences in motivations and weight loss behaviours in young adults and older adults in the National Weight Control Registry
- A Comparison of Body Scan Measurement Reliability and Repeatability versus Manual Measurement with Tape Measure
- Validation of a Simple White-light 3D Body Volume Scanner to Assess Body Composition
- Body shape and size in 6 year old children: assessment by three dimensional photonic scanning
- Welcome body volume index – Bye bye body mass index
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