What fields uses body composition analysis?

Body composition measurements on the InBody products are used in a variety of organizations and facilities, including:

• Colleges and universities

• Hospitals, research institutions

• Professional and non-professional sports organizations

• Assisted and independent living communities

• Corporate wellness programs and providers

• Primary care physicians

• Weight loss programs and facilities

• Bariatricians

• Public and private school systems

• Government agencies

• Public and private recreational facilities

• Medical spas

• Anti-aging facilities

• Fitness centers

• Gyms and health clubs

• Human performance labs

• Home health

Can anyone purchase an InBody device?

Yes. The InBody 270, 370, 570 and 770 are non-prescriptive, over-the-counter medical-grade devices and can be purchased by any individual or organization.

What are the differences between InBody models?

All InBody models accurately measure weight and body composition. Other outputs and technical specifications differ by model. These differences are highlighted on the main product page.

How can percent body fat change within a time frame as short as one day?

Weight and body water changes can occur with the introduction of meals and fluids, or with a change in environment. Circulation of body water may also cause changes in water distribution throughout the day. It is recommended that repeat tests be performed under the same testing conditions, in the same environment, and at the same time of day as the initial test.

When measuring body composition on BIA devices, why do results change when height changes?

The volume of a cylinder, in this case the body, changes when the height of the cylinder changes. BIA devices consider the body as a cylinder and the volume of body water is calculated with the height and impedance of the body.

Is BIA technology accurate?

Historically, BIA technology, devices, and results have been met with some degree of skepticism. However, InBody technology addresses these concerns with its technological features and provides great precision and accuracy for total body and regional measurements.

What is impedance?

Impedance is the frequency-dependent opposition of a conductor to the flow of an alternating electric current. Impedance is composed of two main properties, resistance and reactance.

 

InBody provides segmental impedance values at varying frequencies to allow for accurate analysis of the human body. Since reactance is the interrupting force of alternating current flow, it increases in proportion to the integrity of cell membrane. Therefore, reactance and phase angle decrease when the number of cells is low or the cell membrane is more permeable or unhealthy.

 

The more water there is, the lower the impedance.

How do InBody devices work?

InBody devices use direct segmental measurement bioelectrical impedance analysis (DSM-BIA) to precisely measure body composition by sending multiple electrical currents through the body, resulting in up to six different impedance readings for the trunk and each of the four limbs.

The innovative in-depth analysis of the InBody Test yields accurate results for body composition outputs, such as body fat mass, skeletal muscle mass, (segmental) lean body mass, and percent body fat.