3DBODY.TECH 2017 - Paper 17.026

H. Loeffler-Wirth et al., "Exploration of Human Ageing by 3D-Laser Scanning Anthropometry", in Proc. of 3DBODY.TECH 2017 - 8th Int. Conf. and Exh. on 3D Body Scanning and Processing Technologies, Montreal QC, Canada, 11-12 Oct. 2017, pp. 26-30, https://doi.org/10.15221/17.026.


Exploration of Human Ageing by 3D-Laser Scanning Anthropometry


Henry LÖFFLER-WIRTH 1,2, Alexander FRENZEL 1, Markus LÖFFLER 1,2,3, Hans BINDER 1,2

1 Interdisciplinary Centre for Bioinformatics, Leipzig University, Germany;
2 LIFE, Leipzig Research Center for Civilization Diseases, Leipzig University, Germany;
3 Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Epidemiology, Leipzig University, Germany


Three-dimensional whole body scanning is an emerging technology for anthropometric assessment in epidemiological studies. We recently analysed 3D whole body scanning data of nearly 10,000 participants collected from the adult population of Leipzig. We were able to aggregate the body measures provided by the scanner into meta-measures, each representing one relevant dimension of the body shape, and to identify distinguishable clusters of body shapes. In the next step, we now study specifics of the so-called body types upon ageing to understand how meta-measures change during ageing. Further we investigate the distribution of participants in the body types with regard to stratification by age and gender. It becomes clear, that age significantly influences body shape, embodied by characteristic changes of the meta-measures representing systematic shifts in body proportions upon ageing, and by a marked developmental trajectory of body typing.


Full paper: 17.026.pdf
Proceedings: 3DBODY.TECH 2017, 11-12 Oct. 2017, Montreal QC, Canada
Pages: 26-30
DOI: 10.15221/17.026

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