Anthropometric Data Collection of Portuguese Overweight and Obese Children Using a Kinect Body Image System: Preliminary Results

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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 776)


This paper presents some preliminary results of an anthropometric research, part of an undergoing Ph.D. study at the Department of Textile Engineering of the University of Minho, Portugal. Data was collected using a 3D body scanning technology - Kinect Body Imaging (KBI), and carried out in public and private schools, of the first cycle of basic education, located in the cities of Braga, Guimarães, and Vila Nova de Famalicão, in the north of Portugal. Preliminary results are presented aiming the development of adequate measurement tables for overweight and obese children, respecting their anthropometric and ergonomic needs. Final considerations regarding the challenges of conducting anthropometric studies are presented.


Data collection Anthropometric studies Children with overweight and obesity 



This research is financed by Federal Institute of Rio Grande do Sul, Erechim, Brazil and FEDER funds through the Competitive Factors Operational Program (COMPETE) POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007136 and by national funds through FCT-Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, under the project UID/CTM/000264.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fashion DepartmentFederal Institute of Rio Grande do SulErechimBrazil
  2. 2.School of Engineering, Textile Engineering DepartmentUniversity of MinhoGuimarãesPortugal
  3. 3.University of TexasAustinUSA

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