Body scanning as a new anthropometric measurement tool for health-risk assessment

Roschelle Heuberger, Tanya Domina, Maureen MacGillivray

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The study explored the accuracy of body measurements gathered from trained observers employing a tape measure compared with those generated by the 3D body scanner. Tape measurements of body circumferences are routinely used for assessing future risk to health, as increased circumference of the waist vs. hip is associated with greater chronic disease rates later in life. Findings indicated that significant differences existed between circumference measurements calculated by the body scanner and those which were gathered from a tape measure. This research indicates that utilization of the body scanner as an anthropometric measurement tool for the assessment of health risk has tremendous benefits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-40
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Consumer Studies
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2008


  • Anthropometrics
  • Body scan
  • Health risk
  • Obesity


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