Paper 14.275

H. Tumin et al., "My_Healthy_Shape Guide: An interactive Educational-Health Tool for Malaysian Based on Body Shape", in Proc. of 5th Int. Conf. on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland, 2014, pp. 275-279, doi:10.15221/14.275.

Title:

My_Healthy_Shape Guide: An interactive Educational-Health Tool for Malaysian Based on Body Shape

Authors:

Hasfaliza Tumin 1, Asma Ahmad Shariff 1,2, Amir Feisal Merican 1,3

1 Centre of Research for Computational Sciences and Informatics in Biology, Bioindustry, Environment, Agriculture and Healthcare (CRYSTAL), University of Malaya, Malaysia;
2 Centre of Foundation Studies in Science, University of Malaya, Malaysia;
3 Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Abstract:

This study is concerned with developing an interactive educational-health tool, My_Healthy_Shape Guide for Malaysian based on gender, height, weight, body shape and age. In addition to manual anthropometric measurements of height and weight, a three dimensional (3-D) body scanner is used to collect digitized body shape and the data obtained are stored in a specialized human shape database. The scanner captures high quality digital information of the body shape of an individual in just a few minutes. The body shape data as well as the manual anthropometric measurements will be use to study the individual's health status in relation to his/her dietary behaviors and physical activities. This paper presents the conceptual framework of our study, consisting of (1) establishing a web-based 3D human shape database for Malaysian using MySQL (2) formulating mathematical models to generate feasible solutions for predicting healthy diet for an individual based on his/her body shape and (3) developing an interactive educational-health tool, My_Healthy_Shape Guide for Malaysian that would provide healthy daily diet recommendations that promotes good health and lifestyle for an individual.

Details:

Full paper: 14.275.pdf
Proceedings: 3DBST 2014, 21-22 Oct. 2014, Lugano, Switzerland
Pages: 275-279
DOI: 10.15221/14.275

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