Calculation of Body Mass Index using Image Processing Techniques

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Year:
2015
Type of Publication:
Article
Keywords:
BMI, Images Processing Technique, Pixel, Silhouette
Authors:
Habib Bipembi; J. B. Hayfron-Acquah; Joseph K. Panford; Obed Appiah
Journal:
IJAIM
Volume:
4
Number:
1
Pages:
1-7
Month:
July
Abstract:
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness which in turn is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems. The conventional way of computing BMI is time consuming and most often results in inaccuracies. This paper presents image processing techniques as an alternative approach to effectively determine body mass index of human beings. The proposed approach captures the image of a person and then converts it into a silhouette. The height and volume is determined using silhouette analysis. The volume and height serve as input parameters to calculate the BMI of a person. The results obtained compare favourably with the results of the traditional way of computing BMI.
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