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 thorough 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.
3-D Body Scanners – Body Volume Index: A Novel, Reproducible and Automated Anthropometric Tool Associated with Cardiometabolic Biomarkers
Body Volume Index (BVI): Time to Replace Body Mass Index (BMI)
The Impact of 3D Body Images on Motivating Weight Loss in Overweight Individuals
Reliability of a 3D Body Scanner for Anthropometric Measurements of Central Obesity