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What Technology Goes Into Tanita's Body Composition?

Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) is considered one of the most reliable and accessible methods of screening body fat. In conventional BIA, a person is weighed, then height, age, gender, and weight, or other physical characteristics such as body type, physical activity level, ethnicity, etc. are entered in a computer. While the person is lying down, electrodes are attached to various parts of the body and a small electric signal is applied. Simply explained, BIA measures the impedance or resistance to the signal as it travels through the water that is

found in muscle and fat. The more muscle a person has, the more water their body can hold. The greater the amount of water in a person's body, the easier it is for the current to pass through it. The more fat, the more resistance to the current. BIA is safe and it does not hurt. In fact, the signal used in body fat monitors cannot be felt at all.

Tanita's Patented BIA Method

Tanita has patented a revolutionary new way of measuring BIA that is faster, easier, and less intrusive - making it a simple one-step process. In fact, Tanita was the first company to introduce the world to the body fat monitor/scale. Tanita's monitor looks just like a bathroom scale. Before stepping on the platform, a person simply inputs their age, gender, and height. Electrodes in the foot sensor pads send a low, safe signal through the body. Weight is calculated automatically along with body fat content (and up to 9 other readings as well) in seconds.

Tanita made it possible to determine not only Body Fat %, but also:

• Body Water %

• Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)

• Muscle Mass

• Metabolic Age

• Physique Rating

• Daily Caloric Intake (DCI)

• Bone Mass

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