MATEC Web of Conferences
Volume 159, 2018The 2nd International Joint Conference on Advanced Engineering and Technology (IJCAET 2017) and International Symposium on Advanced Mechanical and Power Engineering (ISAMPE 2017)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||30 March 2018|
Digital integrated instrument for measuring BMI and comparing to the ideal BMI for age as a guidance for Indonesian military recruitment
Center for Biomechanics, Central Laboratory of Research and Services, Diponegoro University
2 Center for Biomechatronics, Central Laboratory of Research and Services, Diponegoro University
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
This study aimed to investigate body mass index (BMI) of 102 subjects to be Indonesian military officer candidates. To test the ideal body weight (IBW) used 2 methods for comparison, first from the calculation of IBW by Brodsky’s and modified Broca's formula and ideal BMI from WPRO criteria and second from IBW of the Indian Navy and TNI/POLRI recruitment. A digital integrated instrument for measuring BMI was manufactured where BW and body height (BH) are measured using loadcell and ultrasonic sensor respectively and the result is processed by Arduino Mega 2560 microcontroller. From the separate measurement results there are BW error 0.96%, BH error 3.22%, and BMI error 2.88% compared to using digitally integrated measurement.
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