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Categorization of lower body shapes of abdominal obese men using a script-based 3D body measurement software

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Authors
Lee, Kyu Sun; Song, Hwa Kyung; Kim, Sungmin
Issue Date
2020-02-05
Publisher
Springer Open
Citation
Fashion and Textiles. 2020 Feb 05;7(1):3
Keywords
Obese menLower body shape3D scan dataScript-based measurement software
Abstract
The objectives of this study are to identify the principal components that represent distinctive shapes from the silhouette and profile views of the lower body shapes of abdominal obese Korean men and to categorize their body types. Using 3D scans of 625 men aged 35–64 in the 6th SizeKorea dataset, 173 scans (27.7%) of men in ‘abdominal obese’ category (BMI value of 25, waist girth to height ratio of 0.53, and waist girth to hip girth ratio of 0.9 or higher) were utilized. We developed a script to measure 38 items such as front/back crotch length and front/back depths and angles using the SNU-BM program, which is a script-based automated 3D body scan measurement software. The measurements used for principal component (PC) analysis were 31 drops, 2 heights, 2 lengths and 4 angles. Ten PCs representing distinctive silhouettes and profiles of lower body shapes were extracted. The PCs were interpreted as follows: abdomen prominence, thigh to knee profile, upper buttocks prominence, waist to hip drop, thigh to knee silhouette, lower body tilt angle, waist to crotch length, vertical height, abdomen to crotch height, and lower buttocks slope. The three body shape groups were categorized using a K means cluster analysis with ten PC scores. Group 1 had a flat abdomen but prominent buttocks. Group 2 had a developed abdomen and buttocks with vertical thighs. Group 3 had drooped buttocks with tilted thighs.
ISSN
2198-0802
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/168651
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1186/s40691-019-0199-8
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