What does a 3D body scan show?
As you may have guessed from its name, 3D body scanning is a type of scan that is used to capture images of the whole or part of the human body with the aim of producing a highly accurate and detailed 3D model that can then be viewed on a computer or other digital device. While the application of this technology can be used for many things, one area of use that is particularly popular is 3D body scanning to help patients to achieve their weight loss goals
A "true" 3D Body Scanner should show:
- a 3D Avatar of yourself
- Circumference Measurements of your body at key points ( thighs, neck, biceps, etc.)
- Body Composition Values including Body Fat Percentage & Lean Muscle Mass.
Please beware that there are a number of "Legacy" Body Scanners that have updated graphics but do not show you the "3D" component of the scan itself or the corresponding measurements. These are typically Bioimpediance units that are still operating off technology from the 1970s - often relying on water hydration values
If you want to see an example of what you get in a 3D scan, please check out the visuals & corresponding metrics on our Reporting page. Fit3D currently provides these types of reports to about 6,000 people a day all around the world. If you want to get a scan yourself, check out our Locations page to find a scanner near you.
The other thing which we did want to mention is that there is quite an emotional response from seeing YOUR 3D Body Scan. For some people, this motivates them to change their behavior. For many people, seeing themselves truly for the first time is upsetting. We encourage people to think about this first scan as their "baseline." It's up to you to chat with with a coach our wellness expert to discuss your goals & how you can use this data to jumpstart your wellness journey. For many people, this is the start of something new.