How Accurate are our Monitors?
The current model’s Bio-Impedance measuring system and the inbuilt computer’s calculation program is based on the result of over 50,000 client tests conducted in centers throughout Japan.
Its accuracy is unsurpassed by any other currently available system. Our system is highly accurate – it is the only system on the market that has been independently tested in comparison to DEXA (dual-energy x-ray absorbiometry) which is generally considered the gold standard due to its reliability and precision.
The BIA monitor was found to be within 2% of DEXA* readings. This is a great result for our low cost and very convenient system.
Dual-Emission X-Ray Absorptiometry
*Dual-emission X-ray absorptiometry – DXA or DEXA – is used for Body Composition Analysis in hospitals and is extremely accurate. Two X-ray beams with differing energy levels are aimed at the patient’s body during the scan. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry is the most widely used and most thoroughly studied body composition and bone density measurement technology.
The cost of a DEXA scan varies from $250 to $350 … the cost of a consult and BIA scan is way below that, so you clients will really love saving money as well !!
Higher Contact Pressure = Better Accuracy
In comparison to other competing products, independent research has shown that as the full weight of the patient presses down on the four foot pads ensuring better contact, more accurate results are obtained than by the wrists and ankle strap contacts used by other systems.
Unlike other systems, they measure the weight of the patient, visceral fat and provide bone mass readings as well. Because the patient does not have to lie down, tests can be performed very quickly in whatever spot you find convenient – no table is required.
How do the Monitors Work?
The user stands on four foot plates on the platform of the scale and holds the hand electrodes that are conveniently housed in the base using retractable connecting cables. The monitor will then send a safe low dual frequency electrical signal from the 8 hand and foot plate electrodes through the body.
The results of the measurements (known as Bio-electrical Impedance Analysis or BIA) are then fed into a very advanced computer within the monitor which then provides accurate and personalised body composition readings.
This method enables the user to obtain more in-depth information regarding their body composition such as muscle mass, fat mass, visceral (abdominal) fat level, bone mass, metabolic rate and physique rating.