3D Body Scanning

Three dimensional body scanning and anthropometry

What is 3D body scanning

Three dimensional body measurement scanning

Global Wellness Tracking use the Fit3D pro scanner to measure the body circumferences and while claims are made that external measurements can provide results for body composition and health, these are deeply algorithm based and we do not use this data in your reports.

3D body scanning is non-intrusive and is completed under GPTQA controlled conditions with an accredited professional available in preparation. The actual scan is done in private.

The data collected includes the circumferences of the neck, chest, forearms, biceps, hips, waist, thighs and calves.  With this information we can observe important ratios such as hip:waist and any forms of imbalance in the limbs.  Additionally, the scan provides a detailed three-dimensional avatar highlighting static posture, shift and tilt.

The results of the scan can be used for sizing clothes accurately in additional to the health and functional development of the client.

Preparation for a 3D body scan assessment is essential for reliable and valid results.  See the following GPTQA video for advice:

What does the data mean?

Different machines collected varying information however the following is indicative of the systems used by Global Wellness Tracking

Torso & limb circumferences

The total circumference of body parts.

Differences in the limb measurements can relate to balance and posture such as the right and left calves being substantially different in a football (soccer) player.

  • Neck
  • Chest or bust
  • Waist
  • Hips
  • Left & right bicep
  • Left & right forearm
  • Left & right thigh
  • Left & right calf

Waist to hip ratio

The ratio between the waist and hips is a quantified measure of potential risk of conditions such as heart disease, cancer, stroke and type 2 diabetes as it considers the location of fat around your middle known as abdominal fat.

Abdominal fat is called visceral fat because it surrounds your liver and other organs.

Visceral fat sends hormones, fatty acids, and other chemicals that cause inflammation into your body leading to higher cholesterol, blood pressure and blood glucose.

Body fat %, visceral fat and other composition measures cannot be reliable assessed exclusively from an external scan.

Static posture

In a static pose the scan creates a clean assessment of your posture highlighting shift or tilt either to the left or right, forwards or backwards from a natural upright position.

This information can provide important information to combat function, aches and pains and levels of adjustment needed in your movement patterns.

Measures include:

  • Head – front and side shift and tilt
  • Shoulder – front and side shift and tilt
  • Underbust – tilt
  • Hip – front and side shift and tilt
  • Knee – front and side shift and tilt
Normative information

Everyone has different measurements and configurations of these measurements to create our unique body shapes so it is important to understand that there is no normal data.  Ethnicity and other factors also determine different body shapes and sizes.

Waist to hip ratios


  • Low health risk | < 0.95
  • Moderate health risk | 0.95 – 1.0
  • High health risk | > 1.0



  • Low health risk | < 0.80
  • Moderate health risk | 0.80 – 0.85
  • High health risk | > 0.85
The technology

Global Wellness Tracking use the Fit3D ProScanner