Below is a summary of the validation behind BVI, including information currently in the public domain. If you would like to view our extensive validation story, please request access below.

3D Body Scanners - Body Volume Index: A novel, reproducible and automated anthropometric tool associated with cardiometabolic biomarkers

Mayo Clinic, 2008
Romero-Corral A., et al.

3-D BV scanners are able to accurately reproduce BV estimates. Body Volume estimates were positively and significantly correlated with biomarkers of CV risk. BV correlated significantly with all biomarkers of CV risk, suggesting BVI may be a better tool to assess CV risk than conventional obesity measures.

Body Volume Index (BVI): Time to replace body mass index (BMI)

Heart Of England NHS Foundation Trust, 2008
Tahrani A. A., et al.

BVI is more reproducible than BMI or WC measurements. BVI is likely to be more useful at determining metabolic and cardiovascular risk and assessing overweight and obesity.

The impact of 3D body images on motivation weight loss in overweight individuals

Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, 2009
Boelaert K., et al.

BMI decreased significantly in patients undergoing 3D scanning and dietary advice.

Validation of a novel 3D scanner for obesity anthropometric measurement

Mayo Clinic, 2010
Korenfeld Y., et al.

The BVI 3D scanner is a reliable and valid method to measure obesity-related anthropometric variables.

Validation of a simple white-light 3D body volume scanner to assess body composition

Mayo Clinic, 2010

Medina-Inojosa J.R

BVI is comparable to air displacement plethysmography in assessing body fat mass.

Reliability of a 3D body scanner for anthropometric measurements of central obesity

Mayo Clinic, 2016
Medina-Inojosa J. R

A 3D body scanner is more reliable and reproducible for measuring waist to hip circumference, compared with BMI and other manual measurements.

Validation of new technology to assess anthropometric measurements using infrared technology and biplane imaging using mobile devices

Mayo Clinic, 2016
Grimes C. and Medina-Inojosa J. R.

BVI produces measurements comparable with an infrared scanner and white light scanner. Click here for a detailed summary, or view poster below.

Validation of a white-light 3D body volume scanner to assess body composition

Mayo Clinic, 2017

Medina-Inojosa J.R.

Body fat mass can be estimated using volume measurements obtained by a white- light 3D body scanner.

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BVI is protected by Trademarks;
EU 005496781 and US 3,571,066 and granted patents; US 8,374,671 B2 and EP 1993443

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