The Human Measurement Project – HMP


  • Dr. Klaus Schönenberger (EPFL)
  • Prof. Robert West (EPFL)
  • Prof. Jean-Philippe Thiran (EPFL)
  • Prof. Matthias Roth-Kleiner (CHUV)
  • Thierry Agagliate (Terre des Hommes)

Project Presentation

April 20th 2018


  • Malnutrition remains widespread worldwide.
  • 1/3 of African children are stunted.
  • Anthropometric measurements are essential to diagnose malnutrition & other health conditions.
  • Measurements are often imprecise/unreliable, especially with children.


  • A mobile application based on Ai that can estimate body measures from a cellphone image.
  • Data from 6000 children in Burkina Faso.
  • A sustainable business model for deployment in both developed and developing countries.


  • Fight malnutrition in low income contexts
  • Innovative medical diagnoses based on Ai-enabled anthropometry.
  • Dual business models: premium in industrial context vs freemium in low-income contexts.