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.

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