Body Scan is a convenient way to monitor your body composition from the comfort of your home. Body Scan involves taking two pictures from your front and side. The AI model will then generate a 3D body shape and use it to calculate your measurements. The whole process takes under 60 seconds. All data processing happens on your smartphone without any data leaving the device.
How it works
- Download the Activate app (iOS, Android)
- Wear form-fitting clothes
- Place your phone upright on a table with the camera at the height of your hips
- Make sure you have a clear background and 4m of space
- Follow the on-screen guide
1. Body Mass Index
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a person's weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters.
- below 18.5 is considered underweight
- 18.5-24.9 is normal weight
- 25.0-29.9 is pre-obesity
- 30.0-34.9 is obesity class I
- 35.0-39.9 is obesity class II
- 40 and above is obesity class III
2. Body Fat Percentage
The body fat percentage (BFP) is the total mass of fat divided by total body mass, multiplied by 100. It's a measure of your fitness level and body composition.
3. Thigh Circumference
Thigh Circumference is typically measured at one fingerbreadth below the level of the gluteal fold of the right thigh. It's generally used within the fitness industry to measure impact to certain muscle groups of an exercise program and to determine the fit of certain clothes.
4. Hip Circumference
Hip Circumference is typically measured at the greatest posterior protuberance of the buttocks. It's generally used within the fitness industry to measure impact to certain muscle groups of an exercise program and is essential in identifying Waist-Hip Ratio.
5. Chest Circumference
Chest Circumference is typically measured at or just above the line of the areola (i.e. nipple). It's generally used within the fitness industry to measure impact to certain muscle groups of an exercise program and the fashion industry when an individuals body to assess clothing fit.
6. Waist Circumference
Waist circumference is measured at the narrowest point between the top of the hip bone and the lowest palpable rib. Waist circumference is a significant predictor of a range of health problems including hypertension, coronary heart disease (CHD), and type II diabetes. High risk is defined by a waist circumference of >102 cm for men and >88 cm for women.
7. Waist-Hip Ratio
Waist to hip ratio is the ratio of waist circumference to hip circumference (measured horizontally at the largest circumference of the buttocks). Waist to hip ratio is a measure of fat distribution and abdominal fat. WHO defines abdominal obesity in men as a waist-to-hip ratio of at least 0.90. For women, it's a ratio of 0.85 or more. A ratio higher than 1.0 for either sex means a much higher chance of health problems.
8. Waist-Height Ratio
Waist to height ratio is the ratio of waist circumference to standing height. Waist to height ratio is a measure of fat distribution. A larger waist to height ratio can be associated with higher levels of abdominal fat in the form of visceral adipose tissue which is linked to increased risks of chronic disease and mortality.