Body image assessment
3D body imaging technology can provide a useful tool in the process of body size and shape transformation. When Body Aspect provided their expertise to fashion guru Gok Wan during his popular series "How to Look Good Naked", it was the first time 3D image capture had been used to explore people's self-perceptions of body image. The relevance to eating disorders is clear and the technology was later used in a BBC documentary about eating disorders.
The imaging process
The 3D image capture process takes just a few seconds and creates an accurate 3D image of a person's body. Body Aspect's current imaging technology uses fourteen infrared sensors to capture a full 360 degree view of the body.
Seeing yourself in 3D can be enlightening. It is a potential motivator to stimulate the process of change, and will help to monitor progress in a more meaningful way than has previously been possible. Body Aspect's technology allows a person to create a 3D image corresponding to their perceived body and allows the creation of a target image that corresponds to the healthy size and shape that a person is aiming for.
The accuracy of the imaging equipment allows a person to track their change over time. Being able to see incremental changes can reveal just how much a person is achieving in ways that other forms of measurement are not able to show.
What study participants have said
The scan has been a great motivator. I feel drummed up to focus on my weight loss programme.
It really helped with my motivation – because the scan doesn’t lie.
It made me want to think more kindly of myself – to have a more positive body image.
Weight Management for professionals
Are you a healthcare or fitness professional seeking to expand and enhance the service you offer?
Body Aspect has developed a weight management recovery programme that incorporates new 3D body image and weight assessment tools to help motivate change, monitor progress and support long-term results. The technology has a diverse range of professional applications. It can help people to find motivation, track progress and achieve a genuine understanding of their size and shape.
How your service can benefit from Body Aspect's technology:
- Access to 3D body imaging technology.
- Visualisation and measurement tools incorporated into your consultations.
- Ability to see any changes alongside your client via a secure 3D image portal.
How your clients can benefit from Body Aspect's technology:
- An objective representation of their body size and shape.
- Tools for visualising and quantifying progress towards a realistic target image.
- Access to a 3D image portal through which they can view their 3D body scans.
Some of the professional services we can enhance:
- NHS Weight Assessment and Management Clinics
- Personal trainers
- Nutritionists and dieticians
- Therapists and coaches