Tech: MyFiziq can measure waistlines (and other body circumferences) as good as 3D scanners
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3D body scanners do a fair job at measuring body circumstances — including (but not limited to) the waistline. But now recent validation tests have shown the technology of MyFiziq (ASX:MYQ) is just as good.
The company engaged external consultant Dr Jonathan Staynor, a former academic at UWA and current employee of Body Composition Technologies, to test the technology. Results showed MyFiziq’s technology performs just as well, if not better, than 3D scanners.
The test compared the accuracy of MyFiziq with a 2016 study on the accuracy of 3D scanners when reproducing circumference measurements.
In thigh measurements, the one area where the 3D scanner came up short, MyFiziq scored a rating of 0.94 — meaning excellent. Although the 3D scanner was excellent in measuring hip and waistlines, MyFiziq performed just as strongly.
“In my opinion, the MyFiziq technology performed as good, or better, when compared to the 3D laser scanner; which I would imagine is expensive and relatively difficult to assess outside of a clinical or research environment when compared to a smart phone application,” Staynor said.
MyFiziq CEO Vlado Bosanac said the technology had now been validated in three different institutions. However this one was “the gold standard” because it was directly compared to a 3D laser scanning machine.
“I am equally pleased with this result as it defends our technology’s position as the leader in our field and clarifies further for stakeholders the unique and effective solution we are providing to multiple business vertices,” he said.
“When looking at the competitive landscape, we are the standout technology as we are capable of sitting in the palm of every consumer via their smart phone.”
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