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.

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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 Index; 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.

If you would like to view the major 3D measurement projects we have undertaken, see more here.


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;

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. 

Ruth Walker; 
Head of Business Development 

Ruth oversees business development for healthcare at Select Research and has over 20 years’ experience in business including development and sale of technology businesses. 

Other Select Research Team Members;


Tej Kahasul - CIO (Chief Innovation Officer)

Tom King - Senior Developer

Jackie Fulmer - BVI Client Liaison - America 

Anna Elliott - Shape GB Client Liaison

Jake Wade - Software Developer 

Lily Green - Digital Marketing Manager 

Sue Sly - Finance 

Harry Ewins - Digital Marketing Assistant

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

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