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Non-imaging method: 3D scanning.

Njoku, Clinton O.; Stewart, Arthur D.; Hume, Patria A.; Kolose, Stephven


Clinton O. Njoku

Arthur D. Stewart

Patria A. Hume

Stephven Kolose


Patria A. Hume

Deborah A. Kerr

Timothy R. Ackland


Three-dimensional body scanning is used to determine surface anthropometry characteristics such as body volume, segment lengths and girths. Three-dimensional scanning systems use laser, light or infrared technologies to acquire shape and software to allow manual or automatically extracted measures. Body posture during scanning is important to ensure accurate measures can be made from the images. The image vary depending on the configuration, resolution and accuracy of the scanner.


NJOKU, C.O., STEWART, A.D., HUME, P.A. and KOLOSE, S. 2018. Non-imaging method: 3D scanning. In Hume, P., Kerr, D.A. and Ackland, T.R. (eds.) Best practice protocols for physique assessment in sport. Singapore: Springer [online], chapter 7, pages 71-85. Available from:

Online Publication Date Dec 22, 2017
Publication Date Jan 23, 2018
Deposit Date Jun 20, 2019
Publicly Available Date Jun 20, 2019
Publisher Springer
Pages 71-85
Book Title Best practice protocols for physique assessment in sport
Chapter Number Chapter 7
ISBN 9789811054174
Keywords Three dimensional; Body scanning; Body volume; Segment lengths; Girths; Laser; Technologies; Shape; Body posture; Images; Configuration; Resolution; Accuracy; Scanner
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