Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science
Anthropometry is important for predicting sport performance. While 3-dimensional (3D) body scanners increase the feasibility of anthropometric assessment, reliability data on athletes are lacking. The aim of this study was to determine the test-retest reliability of a portable, single-camera 3D body scanning system (Styku S100) to assess circumferences, and whole-body and segmental surface areas and volumes of athletes. Forty-nine (19 male) athletes were scanned six times (two sessions of three scans). The Styku scanner demonstrated nearly perfect reliability. Systematic errors were negligible (mean standardized bias [95%CI]: scan 1 vs. 4, 0.04 [0.02, 0.06]), random errors were negligible (mean standardized typical error [95%CI]): scan 1 vs. 4, 0.14 [0.10, 0.17]), and test-retest correlations were nearly perfect (mean intra-class correlation coefficient [95%CI]: scan 1 vs. 4, 0.98 [0.97, 0.99]). Single-camera 3D body scanning systems may provide practitioners and researchers with a feasible tool to evaluate body size and shape.
This is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science on July 13, 2020, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/1091367X.2020.1791124
Joe D. DeRouchey, Grant R. Tomkinson, Jesse L. Rhoades, et al.. "Reliability of the Styku 3D Whole Body Scanner for the Assessment of Body Size in Athletes" (2020). Education, Health & Behavior Studies Faculty Publications. 61.
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