Eligibility

Our research includes 3 cohorts for varying stages of life. These are the requirements for each:

Keiki

  • birth through 5 years old
  • no metal in or on their body that can’t be removed
  • not have any previous major body shape alternating surgeries (ie. metal or medical implants or devices, etc.)

Kids

  • between the ages of 5 and 17 years old
  • no metal in or on their body that can’t be removed
  • no previous major body shape alternating surgeries (ie. bariatric, metal or medical implants or devices, etc.)
  • be able to lay flat on your back for up to 10 minutes
  • be able to stand without aid for 2 minutes

Adults

Currently not open to new participants.

Incentives

Adult participants or the parental/guardian unit of minor participants will receive a gift card.

Participants will receive a gift card upon completion of their visit and a copy of the data collected. Some participants may be eligible to participate in a follow-up visit for an additional gift card.

Shape Up! Kids participants will also receive a personalized 3D printed action figure of themselves!

Procedure

One visit will last approximately 2-5 hours. The table below summarizes the procedure for each study. For more info on the tests we perform, click the links:

Procedure Keiki Kids Adults
Estimated Total Time 5 Hours 3 Hours 2 Hours
Questionnaire × × ×
Body Measurements × × ×
DXA Scan × × ×
Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis × × ×
3D Optical Scans × × ×
Urine and/or Saliva Samples ×    
Strength Tests   × ×
Blood Draw   × ×
MRI Scan   ×  

For other study sites, please visit their respective websites: