What the hell is Bodywhat?

I've been working on this for two years, and yet I still have trouble describing what Bodywhat does in a concise manner. This is usually a bad omen for new products, so I'll try again:

Bodywhat does Body Analysis through pictures.

The app will estimate your bod yfat percentage, tell you how sexy you look, and create a 3D model of your body using just a picture of you.

It's like body-scanning, except you only need your phone, and you can use the service from the privacy of your home.

Bodywhat is aimed at athletes and people who want to know more about their physique in general. If you ever wondered what your bodyfat percentage is, then you're part of the target audience.

Phew! But it's not only that; it's also a database of bodies of all sizes and shapes that is open for browsing.

But that description is still too long. We need something shorter. Maybe:

  • Visual Analysis for your Body
  • Have a robot check out your body
  • Body Analytics for Athletes
  • The Online Body Database
  • Estimate your Body Fat with Computer vision

But I can't really make up my mind.

The technical side of Bodywhat is something I will be talking about a lot. I should start soon a series of technical blog posts to describe what it's like under the hood.