Select Research are recognised as one of the leading companies in the world for 3D human body measurement, pioneering the use of 3D scanning in healthcare, wellness & fitness. In recent years, Select Research has applied 3D scanning to the measurement of obesity and its associated risks to our health. This has been achieved using the Body Volume System.

What We Do   Who We Are

What We Do

With roots in the retail and healthcare sector, Select Research has undertaken a diverse range of projects, each giving a fascinating insight into the world we live in.

In recent years, Select Research has refined the process of 3D scanning of the human body and applied this to the measurement of obesity and its associated risks to our health. This has been done using the Body Volume System, the foundation of the Body Volume Indicator; a potential alternative to the Body Mass Index. Awareness of this has been growing rapidly, both in the NHS and the public sector, with numerous potential benefits and uses.


The headquarters and the main team of Select Research are based in Malvern, part of the UK's central technology belt. BVI America, the business set up in Philadelphia by Select, has a team managed by Jackie Fulmer, to deliver the body volume technology across the USA. 

Richard Barnes; CEO/Founder

Richard is a pioneer in 3D body measurement and is the creative 'mastermind' behind BVI. Securing Mayo Clinic, the Medical Research Council and others as collaborators, Richard is driving the development of BVI as a new and valid 'health indicator' around the world, to turn it from an 'indicator' to an 'index' by 2020. 

Lorren Wyatt; Managing Director

Lorren has world-wide technology experience with 'C' positions held in US corporations and is leading commercial operations to capitalise on the business potential of BVI.

Lorren is developing the client portfolio for BVI and the BVI API within both Select Research and BVI America LLC across health, wellness and fitness markets.



Ruth has over 20 years’ experience in business including development and sale of technology businesses. Ruth oversees business development at Select Research, liaising with clients to ascertain their needs and how BVI can be best integrated into client systems through the API.

Other Team Members; 

Jackie Fulmer - BVI Client Liaison - America 

Jan Mitchell - BVI Client Liaison - Rest of World 

Anna Elliott - Shape GB Client Liaison 

Lily Green - Social Media and Marketing 

Ann Pritchard - BVI Client Liaison - NHS 

Sue Sly - Finance 

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Select Research is registered in the UK and the registered number of the company is 2921698

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