Monday, December 14, 2020


The BodyPass project has successfully developed and tested a system based on blockchain technology to improve the health and design of sports products using anonymous 3D data of the human body. The results of this project have been presented at the online event ‘The Future of 3D Human Body Data for Health and Industry. BodyPass’ held on the 3rd of December and coordinated by the INCLIVA Health Research Institute and the Instituto de Biomecánica de València (IBV), with the collaboration of Atos Spain, Else Corp, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Philips, and P&R Têxteis.

The system and tools developed by the project were unveiled during this event, which brought together European researchers and experts from the medical and industrial sectors. The event was open by Dr. Juan Durá, a senior researcher at IBV and coordinator of the BodyPass project. Then two general sessions took place about GDPR and 3D personal data, conducted by Ricard Martínez, lecturer of Constitutional Law at University of Valencia, and Blockchain architecture for 3D data, by Iván Martínez, senior researcher, Atos Spain. 

Two parallel sessions on Health and Industry were organized. In the case of the sessions on health, Dmitry Nikolaevich Znamenskiy, senior scientist at Philips Research, talked about Solutions for processing 3D medical scans (BARISTA platform); Alfredo Ballester Fernández, a senior researcher at IBV, introduced the smartphone body scanning: getting fit and healthy in the digital era; Dr. Prof. Josep Redón Mas, coordinator of the Cardiometabolic and Renal Risk Group at INCLIVA, tackled the use of 3D human body data in the University Clinic Hospital of Valencia; and Pietro Cipresso, a senior researcher at Istituto Auxologico Italiano, covered the use of 3D human body data in the Istituto Auxologico Italiano.

Regarding the sessions on the industry, Sandra Alemany Mut, head of the Anthropometry Research Group at IBV, presented the 3D anthropometry applied to product design; Juan Carlos González, head of Innovation at IBV conducted the session '3D body scanning with the smartphone. Applications in the apparel industry'; Andrey Golub, co-founder & CEO of ELSE Corp, introduced the use of 3D human body data in online services for the apparel industry, and Laura Boura, designer and responsible for the operational developments of R&D projects at P&R Têxteis, tackled the practical case: Garment design with 3D human body data.

The event was closed by Sandra Alemany with the talk 'The future of 3D data: from 3D to 4D'. During the event, attendees were invited to visit the exhibitor area in the Whova platform, the home base of the event, that includes resources of the BodyPass project, such as an interactive presentation in 3D to explore the project and its results (also available on the Apple Store and Google Play to explore the project through augmented reality on your mobile device), and the EU-funded projects DataPorts and Trusts, also part of the BDV PPP and working with blockchain, to a greater or lesser extent. 

Most of the sessions can be found on the project's YouTube channel