We're committed to working with the most respected academic leaders in body composition, obesity research, metabolic science, exercise physiology, and more. View some of the their most recent findings below. 


 

 

PBMR

How accurate is Styku's 3D Body Scanner? 

We get asked repeatedly about how valid our measurements are in comparison to older more established methods, like a tape measure or a DEXA scanner. A study led by the Pennington Biomedical Research Center at LSU found excellent correlations to both, while also showing Styku outperformed competitive systems in all areas. 

Circumferences significantly correlated (e.g. R2=0.96 for hip) with a manual tape measure. 

Volumes are significantly correlated (e.g. R2=0.98 for the Trunk) with a DEXA and correlated (e.g. R2=0.99 for Total Volume) with Air-displacement plethysmography (ADP)

Styku outperformed both Fit3D's ProScanner and TC2's KX-16 in correlation strengths. 

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UNDPaperHow reliable are Styku's measurements?

When measuring changes in people's bodies over time, its incredibly important to have a tool that's repeatable or in other words, consistent. A study at the University of North Dakota found Styku's reliability was "nearly perfect" for Styku circumferences, surface areas and volumes.

Test-retest within session reliability nearly perfect (R2=0.98).

Between session reliability
nearly perfect (R2=0.99)

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If you're interested in a study and need a 3D body scanner, please fill out the form below or book a meeting with a team member. Don't forget to let us know your research topic. Academic discounts may be available. Ask for details.