In early 1990’s during his post-doctoral position at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Kichul Cha, discovered that the results of bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) were fundamentally inaccurate.
He pointed out how different body parts have different levels of impedance; to accurately analyze body composition, the body would need to be analyzed by segments instead of as a whole.
Dr. Cha developed the methods that would overcome the limitations of BIA and transform how BIA would be measured. With this, he created the InBody.
In 1996, Dr. Cha founded InBody Co., Ltd. in Seoul, Korea to produce and promote the InBody and its revolutionary methods. The InBody features Direct Segmental Multi-Frequency Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis and uses an Eight-Point Tactile Electrode Method, which can precisely measure individual body compositions.
In 2000, InBody Co., Ltd. established its first overseas subsidiary in the United States.The InBody and its technology are FDA approved and its results have been validated by research. InBody has also established subsidiaries in USA, Japan and China. InBody has a global network of partners in over 70 countries across North America, Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Africa.
Today, InBody continues to spread the importance of knowing your body composition as opposed to simply monitoring your weight. The information from the InBody test allows for personalized exercise and diet programs to maintain healthy lifestyles. The InBody is widely used in various research and professional fields.InBody continues to build on its current strength and stability in the global body composition analysis market. The InBody has proven itself to be revolutionizing the field of body composition analyzers and continues to help people all around the world see what they’re made of.
Body Composition Analyzer
· Body Composition Analysis gives basic information of examinee’s physical status.
· More than 20 outputs are given through an easy and fast InBody Test.
· Segmental Muscle and Fat Analysis allows for a more focused exercise plan.
While its simplicity and inexpensiveness of BMI, it often faced vigorous debate of evaluating obesity.
For example, athletes with large amount of muscles are determined as overweight or obesity on the basis of BMI criteria. Also, low BMI, which is generally recommended, shows worse survival rate in elderly group. In addition, it started to be proven that body fat rather than weight is strongly connected to obesity and health. Medical professionals recognized that it is not enough to evaluate obesity by only considering people’s weight and height.
Therefore, people start to think ‘inside’ of the body –‘body composition’. Numerous medical and nutritional experts proved that achieving balanced body composition is directly resulted in better health. Especially, various studies have proved fat free mass – everything except fat inside human body - is critically related to health and would be better criteria for obesity. Based on these circumstances, finally, the concept of FFMI(Fat Free Mass Index) emerged which means how much fat free mass you have inside your body, and it is now considered
as a new standard of obesity evaluation.
Through it, we are now facing the new paradigm of measuring our health, which will lead us better understanding of our body with better health.
Get accurate result of body composition
· Offers intracellular, extracellular water of
each body part, total body water and ratio of ECW/TBW.
· Easy to have a look at the accumulated result
for intracellular, extracellular, total body water with history function.
· Body composition values are also offered to
check whether the change of body water resulted from any other changes.
· The improved history function to confirm the
· Enables storage of 50,000 data that is
accessible at any time.
· See how the
body composition level changes through a graph.
Size: 202(W) × 322(L) × 53(H): mm
Display Unit: 800 × 480 Touch Color LCD
Frequency: 1, 5, 50. 250, 500, 1000kHz
Hand type: Touch Type, Adhesive Type
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