Covid-19 Project Findings - Supermarket Social Distancing

Posted Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Introduction Prior to March 2020, 'safety' was rarely a consideration when shopping for groceries. Covid-19 has changed all that. In our recent Shopping Habits Survey people respondents stated that customer safety is more important than price and location when deciding where to shop for food. So what are people concerned...

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A virtual reality tool for eating disorders and obesity

Posted Wednesday, January 20, 2021

(Overview of a project co-funded by Innovate UK as part of the Digital Health Technology Catalyst funding competition. The project was conducted by Body Aspect with support from academic partners . This blog provides a summary from Body Aspect's perspective. A more detailed academic report / publication is to follow...

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A virtual reality simulation for supermarket shopping

Posted Thursday, November 26, 2020

What can supermarkets change to help customers shop more safely? Latest data from Public Health England attempts to identify where people testing positive for Covid-19 might have contracted the disease. Unsurprisingly, at the top of the list of suspects are Supermarkets (PHE Common Exposure Report Week 47). During a lockdown,...

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Launching a new Covid-19 project, co-funded by Innovate UK

Posted Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Innovate UK is investing up to £20 million to support UK businesses to focus on the emerging needs of society and industries following the Covid-19 pandemic. Body Aspect are one of 700+ successful organisations to receive funding and our project will create a virtual reality tool for investigating social distancing...

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Using 3D body imaging as a weight management tool

Posted Saturday, December 01, 2018

In 2018 Body Aspect completed a project, co-funded by Innovate UK, to explore the use of 3D image capture technology for the purpose of weight management. Part of the project involved a 3D body scanning survey of participants with a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 30. Participants were also asked...

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