Imaging method: Technological and computing innovations

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Technological and computing innovations are rapidly transforming the tools we employ for recording, measuring, collating and interpreting body dimension and composition assessments. Three-dimensional body scanning systems integrated with other imaging modalities to create multi-faceted digital human profiles, and artificial intelligence techniques such as deep learning and artificial neural networks, are set to revolutionise the physique assessment landscape over the coming decade. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry is regarded as the current gold standard for determining body fat percentage and lean mass. Leveraging computer vision techniques, it is now possible to register an individual’s dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry-derived body composition with the mesh exported by the same individual’s three-dimensional body scan.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBest Practice Protocols for Physique Assessment in Sport
EditorsPatria A. Hume, Deborah A. Kerr, Timothy R. Ackland
Place of PublicationSingapore
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9789811054181
ISBN (Print)9789811054174
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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