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.
SMF-BIA (Patent registration number: US 8271079);
Simultaneous Multi-Frequency Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis
The shift of body composition and the change in water distribution of the body causes inaccurate measurements when the body composition was analyzed by former technology. InBody with its exclusive technology overcomes this limitation by flowing the multi-frequencies instantly at the same time. The innovative technology called SMF-BIA which guarantees high accuracy of measurement is proudly introduced by the InBody770 with its new generation.
Fast and easy test
User friendly interface with voice guidance lets you easily take the InBody Test and collect results.
Two different test modes: Self Mode and Professional Mode
Two different modes satisfy both the user and the consultant. The examinee can easily take the test with the Self Mode, by only entering their own height. When the Professional Mode is on, a more detailed consultation information is provided on the screen.
The InBody Results Sheet with more than 40 outputs
Various body composition outputs are provided on the single-paged InBody Results Sheet. Provide individualized consultation by customizing outputs on the InBody Results Sheet and track progress with the Body Composition History graph. The personalized InBody Results Sheet will give enough motivation to exercise!
Wireless Connection with the InBody770
Connect your PC with the InBody570 via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. User data will be listed up in your PC and by using it, you can remotely control the InBody570, save details of the user, and manage appointments with email service.
Manufacture: BridgePower Corp.
Model: JMW140KA1240F02 or BPM040S12FXX
Power Input: AC 100 ~ 240V, 50/60Hz, 1.2A
Power Output: DC 12V, 3.4A
Display Type: 800 × 480 10.2inch Color TFT LCD
Dimension: 526 (W) × 854 (L) × 1175 (H): mm
20.7 (W) × 33.6 (L) × 46.3 (H): inch
Equipment Weight: 38kg (83.8lbs)
Testing Time: About 60 seconds
Testing Weight Range: 10 ~ 270kg (22.0 ~ 595lbs)
Height Range: 95 ~ 220cm (3ft. 1.40in. ~ 7ft. 2.61in.)
* Specifications may change without prior notice.
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