Research Study : Evaluation of body composition via markerless motion capture
Objective: To compare a novel body composition assessment technology using a markerless motion capture system (MCS) with a previously validated method of body composition assessment using bioelectrical impedance.
This study demonstrates that a markerless MCS can provide a valid way of collecting body composition data on this population of athletes. This novel body composition testing modality would result in a reduction in testing time and more testing opportunities for athletes. Additionally, the ability to more readily gather longitudinal data may provide insightful information to better prepare athletes. Further research is needed on other predictive body composition models using the same technology.
Patrick et al. (2018) NSCA Abstract – Bo