Medicine, Orthopedics & Sports

Anthropometry, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine – Capturing Anthropometric Data with the VITUS 3D Body Scanner

Medical centers, doctor's offices, institutes, sport medicine facilities and universities are all capturing anthropometric data for patient treatment and athlete care. The data are not only used for diagnostics, but also for the monitoring and documentation of treatment progress for patients, and for training progress for athletes.

3D body scanner in performance diagnostics
3D body scanner in performance diagnostics


In addition, anthropometric data are used in the making of artificial limbs, and in the writing-up of clinical studies and expert reports. The measurement methods must always be reliable and efficient and avoid placing a strain on the body being measured.

The VITUS BODYSCAN 3D body scanner can, in some cases, replace methods such as X-ray that involve exposing the body to radiation. Scans pose no risk of any kind to the body or eyes. All relevant anthropometric data is captured reliably, efficiently and in a way that is gentle on the body. This has been analyzed and substantiated in several studies.

VITUS BODYSCAN, the 3D body scanner from VITRONIC, images the human body automatically and without contact. A comprehensive, 3-dimensional image of the body surface area is generated within 12 seconds.
A distinction is made between two main functions – visual diagnostics and measuring.

Visual Diagnostics:

A 3D image of the human body enables different aspects of posture to be highlighted and a posture analysis to be performed. Specially developed tools are available for this:

  • Variable horizontal and vertical levels for posture control, such as for determining deformities
  • Color-coded depth profiles for assessing the symmetry of individual body parts, such as the spline

Measurement:

The measurement function allows anthropometric data to be captured. This enables the recording of various data, including:

  • Lengths/heights: of for example thighs, legs, shoulders, SIAS height
  • Angles: of, for example, the mechanical axis, pelvis, angle of lordosis and angle of kyphosis
  • Girths and cross-sections (also for complete body segments as diagram)

Application Areas in the Medical Field

  • Screenings of body development of children and adolescents
  • Trade association examinations, such as occupational check-ups and expert reports
  • Control and documentation of treatment progress as pre/post comparisons, such as for physiotherapy treatment and surgical intervention
  • Assistance in plastic and reconstructive surgery for planning operations base on the 3D image
  • Making of scoliosis corsets
  • Posture analysis
  • Vascular surgery and orthopedic mechanics for making adapted artificial limbs

Application Areas in Research

  • Anthropometric studies
  • Conducting of cohort studies

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  • Non-contact, three-dimensional capturing of the human body in just 12 seconds
  • Reliable documentation and measurement system
  • Clinically tested precision and measurement reproducibility
  • Objective measuring
  • Less work and lower costs than manual data capturing
  • No risk to health – no exposure to rays
  • Highest quality and reliability thanks to many years’ experience with 3D body scanners

     
     
     
    VITUS BODYSCAN
    Measurement principle Optical double triangulation
    Number of sensor heads 8
    Interface USB port, LAN
    Measurement accuracy Average max. circumference
    errors significant < 1 mm
    Scan time approx. 10 s
    Point density 300 points / cm³
    Measuring zone
    Height x Width x Depth

    2,1 m x 1,2 m x 1,2 m

     
     
     
     Application report - VITUS - 3D Bodyscanner
    application/pdf / 252 KB
    Application report - VITUS - 3D Bodyscanner
    Application report - VITUS  -  Body Measurements
    application/pdf / 636 KB
    Application report - VITUS - Body Measurements
    Application report - VITUS - Anthropometric Data Base
    application/pdf / 516 KB
    Application report - VITUS - Anthropometric Data Base
    Application report - VITUS - Automatic identification of persons
    application/pdf / 317 KB
    Application report - VITUS - Automatic identification of persons
    Application report - VITUS - Ergonomic research and design
    application/pdf / 807 KB
    Application report - VITUS - Ergonomic research and design
    Application report - VITUS - Mass measurements for corsetry
    application/pdf / 852 KB
    Application report - VITUS - Mass measurements for corsetry