- hand electrodes
- foot electrodes
- modular block on the motherboard
- Bioimpedansometry section in the LifeStream program
Measuring body composition through bioimpedansometry is based on assessing the distribution of water volumes in the human body. Analyzing the fractional composition of the human body is based on the conductivity of muscle mass as compared to fat, which is interrelated with the varying fluid content in tissue structures.
Bioimpedansometric analysis is based on tissue ability to conduct electricity. Tissue resistance to current is positively related to their liquid content: muscular tissue is an active and powerful conductor, unlike weakly hydrated adipose tissues. As a result, bioimpedansometry is inversely related to the liquid content in human body tissues.
High-frequency currents pass through liquids, making it possible to measure the fat-free mass, while low-frequency currents are absorbed in the extracellular space. As a result, we have an objective method of analyzing human body composition in a safe and objective way.
LineBIA module determines:
- Quantitative liquid content in the body
- the amount of intracellular, extracellular and intercellular fluid
- the degree of water retention
Is the aggregate volume of blood and lymph. Any decrease in the extracellular fluid content leads to blood thickening and poses a risk of thromboses, heart attacks, cerebral accidents.
*Body mass index
Is designed to provide a standard metric for evaluating individuals’ weight relative to their height and allows to detect underweight or overweight.
*Basal energy expenditure
Is a calculation of daily caloric expenditure providing for a normal functioning of the body. An increase in the metabolic rate entails calorie burning. A decrease in the metabolic rate entails adipose tissue growth.
*Active cell mass
The growth of the active cell mass in the human body depends on energy consumption. A decrease in the active cell mass may cause thyroid and liver pathologies. Monitoring body composition will allow to observe the results of the formed dietary plans and correct contents of proteins, fats and carbohydrates in the diet.
Bone mass deficit is a consequence of osteoporosis and leads to the development of indolent spontaneous bone fractures and severe spine and bone deformities.