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3D scanner measures the body fat percentage in 30 seconds

With Kinect technology, equipment makes the assessment of body composition and also complete postural analysis

 
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Design All 3D Body Scan that scans the entire body in 30 seconds Kinect apparatus uses technology that through a circular track gives a 270 degree turn around the patient Image created by the scanner
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Design All 3D Body Scan that scans the entire body in 30 seconds
Kinect apparatus uses technology that through a circular track gives a 270 degree turn around the patient
Image created by the scanner

Created by researchers at the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science (ICMC) at USP in São Carlos, in São Paulo, the All 3D Body Scan, a type of evaluation device corportal, is capable of measuring in 30 seconds the percentage of fat in the human body. The device is more accurate and comfortable than other methods on the market.

Initially, the researchers' idea was just to replace the tapes in the assessment of body circumferences. However, during the development of the technology, which had the support of clinical experts, the project expanded this possibility. "That's how we arrived at today's equipment, which performs the assessment of body composition and also complete postural analysis," says researcher Mario Gazziro, research coordinator.

To do the full body scan, the equipment uses the technology of Kinect sensor present in videogames, which through a circular track strolls 270 degrees around the patient, shaping the body and transferring the 3D volumetric data for software on the computer. They are 30/2 to scan the entire body, two more minutes on the computer for processing. The chest, however, is scanned in the first seven seconds, making the device comfortable to use, because it is necessary to hold your breath. After this process, the machine performs the scanning of the pelvis and legs, Gazziro explains.

Accuracy <b> gold standard "</ b>

Besides speed, the differential for 3D Body Scan All other equipment evaluation existing body is precision, which comes close to what experts call the gold standard. This is the most accurate method of measuring body fat by hydrostatic weighing in tank water. The margin of error in the results is close to 1.5%, 5% lower than the other methods. The software also stores, displays and allows exporting data to other systems.

Also according Gazziro, the generation of 3D models of the human body is only the beginning of its operation. The use in health is one of the first applications, but the future holds for use in creating games avatars, or digital fitting rooms, for example. No wonder that one day 3D scanners are as common as are the weigh scales at pharmacies. Keeping in mind the various applications, this area shows a huge potential market as well as industrial services, concludes the researcher.

Mario Gazziro
AllBodyScan3D é um equipamento que determina o percentual de gordura do usuário, através da fusão de dois métodos: a determinação do volume por aquisição 3D e a aplicação desse volume na equação de Siri

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