The Shape Up! Study consists of a partnership between the University of Hawaii Cancer Center in Honolulu, HI (UHCC), Louisiana State University’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center (PBRC), Baton Rouge, LA, the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) and the University of Washington’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Seattle, WA (UW).

The purpose of this study is to explore and develop ways to measure health and body composition from 2D and 3D images. These technologies take a look inside areas of the human body hidden by our skin and bones. Researchers will test if new imaging machines can provide useful and detailed information about various health and wellness risks. Participants provide the data needed for researchers to continue this study, which will create the largest and most powerful description of optical body shape and its association and calibration to body composition, metabolic markers, function, and dietary intake.

Funding Sources

Optical Body Composition and Health Assessment
NIH/NIDDK
R01DK109008

Shape Up! Kids
NIH/NIDDK
R01DK111698 

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