Body composition measurements with InBody technology can, with accuracy and precision, look beyond weight and traditional body mass index to determine and help monitor distribution of body fat, body water, and lean body mass.
Along with tetra-polar 8-point tactile electrodes, InBody technology uses a direct segmental multi-frequency bioelectric impedance method that is not dependent on empirical estimations and can provide accurate segmental lean analysis.
The InBody device uses a direct segmental multi-frequency bioelectric analysis method (DSM-BIA), a patented technology, to precisely measure body composition by sending multiple electrical voltages through the inner body, resulting in up to six different impedance readings for the trunk and four limbs.
The innovative in-depth analysis of the InBody exam yields accurate results for body composition outputs, such as body fat mass, skeletal muscle mass, and percent body fat, and is able to measure segmental lean mass as well.
Your total body composition is calculated and broken down into different components. Depending on the device, results are displayed for such outputs as body fat mass, percent body fat, skeletal muscle mass, lean body mass, total body water, intracellular water, extracellular water, ECW/TBW, weight, and body mass index.
The device also displays a segmental lean analysis and an estimated basal metabolic rate. Over time, these results can be monitored to better understand how changes in diet, lifestyle, exercise, or other interventions are influencing your body composition
Key attributes of the InBody
Convenient, quick and easy to use
No dependency on empirical estimations
8-point tactile electrodes
Direct segmental measurement
Multiple High Frequencies
Built-in pre-printed colour results sheet
Weight, total body fat, total body lean mass, total body water, percent body fat, segmental lean mass, estimated basal metabolic rate, intracellular and extracellular water
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to perform a test?
The InBody Test lasts between 15 seconds and 120 seconds, depending on the model being used.
Why do I need to remove my shoes and socks for the test?
Because the bottom of your feet must be in direct contact with the electrodes, clothing items such as shoes, socks, stockings or leggings must be removed for accurate results.
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
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
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
Who are not recommended to take an InBody test?
• People with artificial electrical implants such as a defibrillator or pacemaker should not be tested. The electrical currents of the InBody may disrupt the functionality of life-sustaining implants.
• Women who are on their menstrual cycle may not obtain accurate results due to subtle changes in their hydration and body water levels.
• Pregnant women are not recommended to take the test because of the body’s constant fluctuations during pregnancy.