We are currently looking for male and female volunteers aged 18-45, who are underweight (BMI30), to take part in a body image research project at the School of Psychology. The study aims to create a large database of all body shapes and sizes to accurately represent how people look in real life. This database will later be used to inform the development of future body image research stimuli.
This study involves the following:
1. A 3D body scan will be taken (this creates a 3D avatar of yourself, similar to a computer game character)
2. You will have your body composition measured (body fat, muscle mass, body water, visceral fat, basal metabolic rate, BMI etc.) using a bio-impedance scale
3. Physical body measurements will be taken (chest, waist, hip and bicep circumference) using a tape measure