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The objective of this study is to validate a portable 3D human body measurement system which will improve approaches in obesity assessment.
Obesity has become an epidemic in the United States. A new technique of three-dimensional (3 D) photonic scanning will be used to create and validate a portable instrument that rapidly assesses obesity in clinical and field settings. This new portable body scanner will be a safe and easy method to help determine the incidence and type of obesity.
The Uniersity of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Austin
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:39-0400
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