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  • What is BodyRecog?
    BodyRecog is an application that assesses a person’s health risks for cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and cancer, based on their body type and body shape. It digitally measures the human body, displays results on the user’s photo (Pro version); analyzes obtained data, explains health biometrics and offers expert recommendations.
    BodyRecog is a two-way platform that connects PRO users (professionals from the areas of biomedicine, sport, fitness, and nutrition) with HOME users (health-conscious individuals). BodyRecog HOME comes as a mobile app, while BodyRecog PRO is a web app.
  • How does BodyRecog measure my body?
    BodyRecog PRO measures your body with a Structure Sensor, an in-depth sensing camera that captures a 3D-scan of your body, and our proprietary algorithms derive measurements from it.
    BodyRecog HOME Freemium currently requires manual entry of measurements. In the works are automated methods that will measure your body from photos taken by your smartphone camera. Our photogrammetry algorithm, based on state-of-the-art artificial intelligence, will greatly enhance your user experience.
  • What should I wear during scanning?
    For best results when obtaining a Structure Sensor scan (Pro app), one should wear swimwear, either a one-piece or a two-piece that has no additional loose or bulging material anywhere. Second best option is underwear, again without any additional loose or bulging material anywhere.
    Third best option is skintight athletic wear. Please do keep in mind that we strongly suggest that whatever you wear should be absolutely skintight, as looser or bulging clothing will affect the results of the measurements significantly.
    For other factors affecting measurement results, please see: Factors Affecting Measurement Results.
  • Are there any restrictions to using BodyRecog?
    Yes, there are:
    • This version of BodyRecog is meant for average adults only, from 18 – 60 years of age, including professional athletes. We will update it down the line to include the younger ones and the older ones as well; as their health biometrics differs from those of the adult.
    • A special module for pregnant women is in development, and will be released in the future. The present version of the app is not meant for them.
    • We estimate that BodyRecog might show slightly less precise results for the Extremely Obese. To what degree, if at all, it does, will be formally determined by the Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb, Croatia.
    • Due to insufficient published scientific work, our health risk assessments and recommendations for transsexuals i.e. those who have changed their sex both surgically and hormonally, is incomplete. Our best assumption is to go through the app as if you are born as whatever your new sex is, get the assessments and follow the recommendations.
    • Regarding people with any genetic syndrome (e.g. Down Syndrome, Triple X Syndrome, Marfan Syndrome etc.), our health risk assessments and recommendations might again be incomplete. Our best assumption is to go through the app as is, get the assessments and follow the recommendations, but always consult your doctor first.
  • When will BodyRecog be released?
    The Freemium version of BodyRecog HOME is currently available from both the Apple store and Google store.  BodyRecog PRO is based on an app that runs on an iPad with a Structure Sensor attached, and works in conjunction with a web app.  Both will be available during the 3rd or 4th quarter of 2018. Both BodyRecog PRO and BodyRecog HOME (paid version) will be offered free of charge to everyone interested in using it, for at least three months.
  • How do I use BodyRecog HOME properly?
    Before you use it, you will need to create an account and input some basic information about yourself.
    For the Freemium app, proceed by taking two pictures, front and side, and enter height, weight, and waist measurements.  Future version, with photogrammetry will require additional poses and the entry of height and weight, but all other measurements will be made automatically.
    When you complete the sign in the app is all set up and ready for use. From then on, you can take measurements at any time simply by following the in-app instructions.
  • Does BodyRecog create a full scan, or gives just measurement results?
    When using the BodyRecog PRO app on the iPad, the attached Structure Sensor captures your whole body shape and recreates it in 3D.  Our proprietary algorithms then extract body measurements.
  • What is the source of health risk assessment data and recommendations that BodyRecog offers?
    All health risk assessments are based on published scientific works, taking into consideration your age, sex, ethnicity, and body measurements.
    Our recommendations are based on professional guidelines, and personalized according to your fitness status.
    Please do keep in mind that professional guidelines are subject to change as new discoveries come up.
    We strongly suggest to professionals using BodyRecog PRO, to personalize given recommendations even further, based on their knowledge of their client’s health status, nutrition status, fitness status, and personal preferences. Clinical Studies using BodyRecog are also planned.

Technical

  • What hardware is needed?
    The mobile app BodyRecog HOME works with all newer models of smartphones or tablets. BodyRecog PRO, using the Structure Sensor, requires iPad Air 2 to take scans. The web app is best viewed on a desktop, laptop, or tablet computer.
  • What platforms are supported?
    BodyRecog HOME requires at least iOS 8 or Android 5.1.
  • How accurate is it?
    According to in-house testing, BodyRecog PRO is 90-100% accurate and precise right now, depending on the operator. Once you get hold of 3D-model capturing process, accuracy and precision increase.
    Formal scientific validation and verification of digital measurement methods (3D-scanning with Structure Sensor) is being performed by the Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb, Croatia.

Security & Privacy

  • What happens to my data?
    When using the smartphone camera, the photos and the rest of the data are stored on our extremely secure cloud servers, so that you can have easy access to them at any time.
    When using the Structure Sensor, a 3D-model of your body shape and measurements are generated, and sent to our servers.
    We assure you that maximum care has been taken in both cases to protect and encrypt your private information.
  • How is my data secured?
    Security and privacy of your data is our number one concern, therefore our security standards are based on best industry practices. Confidentiality of all data is insured by encryption during transmission.
    We also implemented protective measures against robots, brute force attacks and identity theft.
  • Can I share my data with others?
    Yes, you have numerous options for sharing your photos and measurement results via social networks or email.
    We encourage you to share your results with a selected few, as motivation and feedback received from friends, family or professionals will go a long way in helping you stay motivated and sticking to your program.
  • Is there a privacy filter (that would make me non-identifiable) while taking the pictures?
    There is currently no such feature, however, a face blurring option is planned for the future.
    Another option that will be implemented in version 2.0 for the extremely shy or privacy-seeking, is storing 2D-silhouettes of your body.
  • Do you collect and share data?
    We collect only the information that you give us of your own accord through e-mail, form completions, surveys, and the use of our products. All collected information is protected against unauthorized access or release. We do not share, sell, rent or loan any identifiable personal information to third parties.  By using our apps you give us permission to use your data to provide you our services.  In addition, your data, in a de-identified form may be aggregated with that of others for research purposes.  Any third parties involved in such research will only have access to de-identified, data and are furthermore subject to our strict non-disclosure agreement.
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