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Select Research

Specialists in Digital Human Body Measurement

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For over 25 years, Select Research have been experts in human body measurement, pioneering the use of 3D scanning in sizing standards for clothing and in healthcare, wellness & fitness. 


Recently, Select Research has applied 3D scanning to the measurement of obesity and the associated risks to our health. This has been achieved using the revolutionary Body Volume Index.

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What We Do

Over the last 25 years, Select Research have managed large measurement projects to create universal sizing standards for clients such as Next, M&S, Lycra and the UK Government. 


Since 2004, Select have developed the Body Volume Index (BVI) as a new measurement for obesity and health risk. This has involved collaboration with leading healthcare providers from around the world.

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Research Projects

The First Ever National Childrenswear Survey in 3D

Between 2008 and 2010, Select Research Ltd set up and managed the first-ever children’s survey using 3D technology...

The Body Volume Index (BVI) 2007 - 2023

The development of the Body Volume Index, or BVI, commenced in 2007 as a new alternative obesity measurement to the Body Mass Index (BMI) ...

Sizing Standards for M&S

Between 1997, and 2001, Select Research managed four large sizing projects for M&S, at the time the largest clothing retailer in the UK ...

SizeUK - The first-ever national sizing survey using 3D technology

In 2001, Select Research was commissioned to manage the first-ever national sizing survey to use 3D scanning technology ...

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