A NY Times article today is a good demonstration of why you should not try to use ATB (or ANY occupant simulation program) in individual case reconstructions (a point made in the papers cited above)
July 7, 2015 Same B.M.I., Very Different Beach Body
- The illustrations here were created from scans of six people, who were all 5 feet 9 inches tall and 172 pounds. This means that though their bodies look very different, they all have exactly the same body mass index, or B.M.I. At 25.4, technically each of them could be considered overweight. (By the most common definition people with a B.M.I. over 25 are overweight and those with a B.M.I. over 30 are considered obese.)
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- There are limitations of percentiles to describe an individual or class of individuals. As Daniels (18) has demonstrated it is virtually impossible to find an individual who is “average” in more than a few body measurements. Anthropometrically, while the human body is the same in qualitative appearance within the species, there are considerable differences in the quantitative measures of the body. In statistical terms, there are relatively few dimensions that are highly correlated (“r”>.70) which means that the system varies in dimensional description within the same body and population.” (17) .