Dubois, Boyd, Gehan & George, Haycock, Mosteller, Costeff, Takahira, Schlich. These are just a few of the named formulas used to measure body surface area (BSA) when weight and height is known. Perhaps the best-known method was created by DuBois and DuBois and first published by The Archives of Internal Medicine in 1916.
Dieting is a $65 billion industry annually and fiercely competitive and each year we see new diets that promise to finally melt away our stubborn fat, but do any of them work? We reviewed recent articles and reports about weight loss methods from thehealthsite.com, webmd.com, health.com, and everydayhealth.com and here is what we found:
Have you ever noticed that there seems to be a workout facility on every other block? During the last 30 years, Americans have become fitness fanatics. In fact, a recent study by Timex, found that more than 73% of Americans report working out one or more times per week. According to the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) however, only 16% belong to health clubs. The effort to recruit and retain members is intense and health clubs must constantly identify new ways to market their services and differentiate from the competition.
The healthcare technology evolution has been remarkable and in recent years, we have seen outstanding advancements in surgery, prosthetics, radiology, cancer treatments and more, using augmented reality, 3D printing, real-time diagnostics, and even cyborgs. And now technology is improving the assessment of our health and wellness.
While Fit3D has systems in retail, apparel, corporate wellness, medical, health insurance, chiropractic, physical therapy and great industries, Fit3D is deployed in more locations within the fitness industry than all others.
2018 is already upon us and it is stacking up to be the most exciting year for Fit3D yet. As we prepare to embark on an accelerated and fascinating journey, it is important to highlight 2017.
I can’t tell you how many sales phone calls I’ve overheard where our sales team is telling a potential customer how much time, energy, and money we spend on research and development per year. Fit3D works with the leading health and wellness institutions from around the world, including UCSF, LSU, Ryerson University, SF Austin State, and others. All partners are working on very exciting next generation research using the patented Fit3D ProScanner and the massive amounts of anonymized data captured through each Fit3D scan. We then collaborate to integrate this research into the Fit3D platform as it is released and sometimes published.