Novaptus Systems Scanner Suite can play a significant role
in monitoring the physical development of children. Today, static
2D measurements are generally recorded as the child visits the physician.
These static measurements generally include height and weight. The
records are usually devoid of any anthropometric measurements, or
any 3D information..
There is a growing
societal concern regarding the increase of child obesity. Child
obesity can be linked to other diseases, such as Type II diabetes.
Child obesity can have a debilitating effect on the child's self
image, which could lead to permanent low self-esteem and a self-defeating
attitude as the child develops into an adult.
Incorporated believes that every child should be scanned, on a periodic
basis. Measurements can be taken on each child's scan. Each subsequent
scan can be compared and analyzed. A customized 3D growth chart
can be produced.
Each parent should
be able to review the scans of their child, along with their child's
measurement comparisons. Indications of child obesity can be caught
at an early stage, allowing the family and physician to address
the nascent condition.
In addition to
pediatric specific applications, a child scan program should be
undertaken by the educational system. National statistics can then
be developed. These statistics can be used to create a series of
normalized child growth patterns. Ultimately, the national statistics
can be incorporated and used as a guide to the physician's pediatric