Can the InBody test people with prosthetic limbs?

Unfortunately, the InBody’s electrical currents are unable to flow through prosthetic limbs. The electrodes must come into contact with the body at all eight contact points: thumbs, palms, soles, and heels.

What factors can affect the accuracy of my test results?

Changes in body composition reflect body status, which may be affected by factors such as disease, nutrition, hydration, and medication. Accessories such as jewelry may interfere with the electrical conductivity. Improper posture will also affect test results.

It is recommended to maintain the same testing conditions from test to test to produce high data reproducibility and comparability.

Will I feel the electrical currents during the test?

For the average population, the electrical currents sent through the body during an InBody tests are too low to feel.  However, there is a small possibility that individuals with tactile sensitivity may feel a slight sensation.

Are there any height, weight, or age restrictions for the InBody test?

All of the InBody models have the same test ranges for weight, height, and age.

• Weight range: 22 pounds to 551 pounds

• Height range: 3 ft 1.4 in – 7 ft 2.6 in

• Age range: 3 years to 99 years

What are important guidelines users should or should not do before a test?

Before a test, you should:

• Use the bathroom

• Maintain the same testing conditions as your first test

• Use an InBody tissue to wipe down electrodes

• Avoid eating or wait two hours after a meal

Avoid testing if before the test, you: 

• Exercised strenuously

• Used a sauna, steam room, or bath

• Consumed diuretics such as caffeine, alcohol, and medication

• Have a fever, cold, or chill

Can I operate an InBody device without any special training?

Yes. InBody devices are quick, convenient, and easy to use.

Each InBody model has an intuitive LCD screen for data entry and prints a result sheet automatically after each test. Each InBody comes standard with a quick set-up and installation guide, a user’s manual, a results interpretation poster, and a results interpretation booklet.

If you have any questions regarding the InBody, please contact an InBody specialist or Customer Service representative here.