Practical assessment of body composition and surrogate anthropometric measures for the clinical interpretation of individual health

Marc Smith

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

Body composition assessment is utilised extensively in medical practice and epidemiological studies as an indicator of a population’s or an individual’s health status. The ecological validity and practical relevance of current criterion standards of body composition measurements are questionable in their feasibility of population-wide assessment. This thesis explored practical methods of evaluating body composition and potential health risk biomarkers within heterogeneous and ethnically diverse populations. With technological advancements in machine learning, computer vision, and digital assessment, the outcomes of this thesis demonstrate that measures of anthropometry and body composition are possible using smartphone-hosted technologies
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • El-Sallam Abd, Amar, Supervisor
  • Ebert, Jay, Supervisor
  • Ackland, Tim, Supervisor
  • Staynor, Jon, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date11 Feb 2024
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023

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