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Author(s): Manuel R. Barbosa
Teresa Amaral
Maria de Fátima Chousal
Maria Teresa Restivo
Title: Neural networks based approach to estimate body fat (%BF)
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: Abstract: The amount of fat in human body composition relative to total body weight(%BF) is considered a determinant factor to a healthier and longer life. In this paper aneural network approach, that overcomes some of the current limitations of assessing%BF through skinfold thickness measurement with calliper devices, is presented. Neuralnetworks recognised capabilities in modelling nonlinear problems can provide a valuabletool to deal with the inherent nonlinear behaviour of body tissues. The approach wastested on a sample of elder individuals, men and women, showing better performancewhen compared with two available alternative methodologies.
Subject: Ciências Tecnológicas, Ciências da Saúde, Engenharia electrotécnica, electrónica e informática
Technological sciences, Health sciences, Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia electrotécnica, electrónica e informática
Engineering and technology::Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information engineering
Source: CONTROLO2010
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Nacional
Rights: openAccess
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