Body Surface Translations
3D Body Scanning Technologies

About

Passion. Experience.

History

Body Surface Translations, Inc. began in 2007 to address a common challenge in the livestock industry. Often the weight of animals was poorly estimated using visual and manual indicators rather than using the time consuming process of putting animals on a scale. The team at BST realized that by combining nascent 3D imagery and a detailed understanding of animal biology, a much more accurate assessment could be made.

Years later, the same proprietary technology was adapted for human application after CEO Gregg Bevier realized its value to address a similar problem in global health: the difficulty of accurate and quick measurement of children to screen for malnutrition. BST soon received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to explore the accuracy of the technology in partnership with Emory University. Upon successful clinical application domestically, BST’s technology is currently being deployed in an independent field trial by the Centers for Disease Control’s Nutrition Division in Guatemala and Kenya.

BST is exploring the best opportunities and partnerships in both the public and private sector to make AutoAnthro the gold standard of anthropometry in order to help target public health interventions to reduce childhood malnutrition.

 

Partner Organizations

Thank you to our many partners. Including:

BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

EMORY UNIVERSITY

Georgia Research Alliance

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA 

 
 

Team

 
 
Gregg BeVier BST

CEO

Gregg BeVier

Dr. Gregg BeVier is the CEO and founder of BST, Inc. He has over 35 years of experience as a business executive and is currently based in College Station, Texas. Most recently, he managed the livestock portfolio at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as a Senior Program Officer. Gregg’s previous positions include President of PIC, the Sr. VP of Livestock Operations for Premium Standard Farms, and the Head of the Production Animal Global Enterprise for Merial.

 

Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Master of Business Administration

MS, Animal Science

BS, Agriculture Science

Activities & Affiliations

• American Veterinary Medicine Association, Member
• American Association of Swine Veterinarians, Member

Awards

• Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2004

 
 

 
 
 
Gene Alexander BST

CTO

Gene Alexander

Dr. Gene Alexander is the Chief Technology Officer of BST, Inc. He has worked in the field of computer vision biomechanics since 1989. Gene previously taught in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. While at Stanford, he co-founded Imaging Therapeutics. That company became Conformis, an industry leading joint replacement company that raised more than $300M in private equity before going public in 2015. His technical expertise is in complex optical/software/hardware system design for computer vision and 3D scanning of human biomechanical activities. Gene holds nine issued US patents and is a veteran of the United States Army.

 

Education

University of Illinois at Chicago
PhD, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Activities & Affiliations

• Grant Review Committee Member, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 2017

• IEEE Computer Society Task Force on Game Technology, Founding Member, 2006

• Good Dog! Autism Companions, Chairman of the Board, 2011 – current

• California Dreamin’ Equity Fund, Managing Director, 2015 - 2016

 
 

 
 
 
David Reeves BST

CMO

David Reeves

Dr. David Reeves is an expert in agriculture and veterinary management. During his career, Dr. Reeves has worked as a private veterinary practitioner and consultant, university extension veterinarian, and member of the University of Georgia clinical faculty. In these roles he has worked with numerous swine production companies, farmers, biologics companies and pharmaceutical companies to improve management, productivity, and animal well-being.

Dr. Reeves is Emeritus Associate Professor of Population Health, University of Georgia and private veterinary consultant. His primary area of expertise is swine health and management, he also has considerable experience with beef and dairy cattle. He was the lead in the development of a widely adopted on-farm swine welfare audit. More recently he has consulted with the alligator farming industry and has been lead field investigator in the development of a USDA Provisionally Approved West Nile vaccine.

 

Education

Auburn University
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

University of Minnesota
MS, Veterinary Medicine

University of Kentucky
BS, Agriculture

Activities & Affiliations

• American Association of Swine Veterinarians, President Emeritus

Awards

•Howard Dunne Memorial Award, AASV, 2000