Biacorpus RX 4000
Bio-electrical impedance analysis to measure body composition.
Modern medicine has definitely abandoned body weight as the prime metric for nutritional health. First it was replaced by BMI (the body mass index), still a very useful indicator, but body composition now clearly has become the “golden standard”.
Bio-electrical impedance analysis (BIA) is a fast, reliable, affordable and non evasive technique to measure body composition. Its accuracy and dependability have been scientifically proven and clinically demonstrated time and time again. It uses the fact that tissue types differ in electric conductivity. Bones and fat, for instance are bad conductors. Skeletal muscles on the other hand, due to their water and electrolyte content, have much lower impedance. BIA makes it possible to precisely determine the distribution of the individual components, e.g. fluids (“water”), muscle mass and fatty substance in the body.