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    National Tsing Hua University Institutional Repository > 工學院  > 工業工程與工程管理學系 > 期刊論文 >  The 3D scanner for measuring body surface area: a simplified calculation in the Chinese adult


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    Title: The 3D scanner for measuring body surface area: a simplified calculation in the Chinese adult
    Authors: Chi-Yuan Yu;Yu-Hung Lo;Wen-Ko Chiou
    教師: 游志雲
    Date: 2003
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Relation: Applied Ergonomics, Volume 34, Issue 3, May 2003, Pages 273-278
    Keywords: Body surface area
    Whole body scanner
    Anthropometry
    Abstract: © 2003 Elsevier - Three-dimensional (3D) surface anthropometry enables us to extend the study to 3D geometry and morphology of mainly external human body tissues. A model is presented for estimation of human body surface area (BSA), which is identical in form to the one proposed in 1916 by DuBois and DuBois is presented. The purpose of this study is to measure BSA, using 3D scanner, and to derive a simple BSA estimation formula for the Chinese adults. In as little as 12 s, the Chang Gung Whole-Body Scanner (CGWBS) allows you to capture the shape of the entire human body. The total error in BSA measurement due to scanning measurement and software computational error is less than 1%. The 3D anthropometric measures in a healthy population (n=3951) were investigated, and the results were used to derive a BSA estimation formula. The results seem to be comparable to previous data that measured BSA using traditional methods. The BSA estimation model of this study also validated using 300 new measurements along with the formulae proposed in previous researches. The result suggests that our formula better fits our adults.
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