Our Research Goal
The purpose of the research is to establish a database of runner 3D body scans, body measurements, and information pertaining to runner demographics, product size preferences, experience/ability, training, injury history, nutrition, recovery, and sleep habits to observe the patterns and characteristics that contribute to better running performance.
If you are participating in the study at our Portland Lab location, we will be evaluating the accuracy between 2 different 3D body scanners. About 2500 people will take part in this research.
$10 Gift Card
for participating in our study
Only ages 18 and older are able to participate in our study.
Our study includes a written survey and research conducted in English
Someone who runs!
We define a runner as someone who runs consistently (at least one mile once a week)
1 lab visit
One 45* minute lab visit in Portland or Eugene
What to Expect During a Research Session
Once you arrive to the lab the researcher will set you up on a laptop to fill-out a web survey pertaining to general demographics, running experience, practice, past injuries, body image, nutrition practices, sleep health, and recovery.
You will then change into provided scanning apparel. The researcher will apply contrast stickers to your skin, along with an elastic waistband to aid with taking pre-scanning body measurements—including height, weight, bicep circumference, under bust (female), and crotch height.
3D Body Scan
Two 3D scans will be performed, with two different poses. If you are participating at our Portland location, we will also perform scans using an iOS device (iPhone/iPad). After the scans are taken, you will have completed the study.
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What is a 3D scanner?
3D Laser Scanning is a non-contact technology that digitally captures the shape of physical objects. 3D laser scanners create “point clouds” of data from the surface of an object. In other words, 3D laser scanning is a way to capture a physical object’s exact size and shape into the computer world as a digital 3-dimensional representation.
What is 3D scanning apparel?
Scanning apparel consists of a sports bra and short for women and short for men.
Slippers and a robe will also be provided.
What is the purpose of this research?
The purpose of our study is to establish a database of runner 3D body scans, body measurements, and survey data pertaining to participant demographics, product size preferences, experience/ability, training, injury history, nutrition, recovery, and sleep habits. From the collected data we expect to learn about the relationships between these factors and observe patterns that contribute to better running performance.
What will the research be used for?
The information collected for this research will be analyzed through machine learning to discover the unexpected relationships the patterns and characteristics that can contribute to better running performance. If you are participating in the study at our Portland Lab location, we will be evaluating the accuracy between two different 3D body scanners though body measures collected from the two different types of scans.
Do I need to bring anything to my appointment?
You do not need to bring anything to the study. Apparel will be provided for you.
What do I wear to my appointment?
Jewelry will need to be taped or removed for the scan, this can be done ahead of time or during the appointment at the lab. Please wear whatever you are comfortable in, there is no dress code for the study. We will provide you 3D scanning apparel.
Do I need to run during the research appointment?
During your appointment you will not need to run or perform any athletic feats. You will be taking a survey, some basic body measurements, and participating in a 3D body scan taken with infrared cameras.
How much do I need to run to participate in the study?
We ask that participants run a minimum of 1 mile a week.
How long is the study?
Your participation in the study will last about 45 minutes.
Can I scan at both locations?
No. You can only participate once. If you participate in our study at one location, you cannot participate a second time.