The InBody has revolutionized the field of Body Composition Analysis, and currently is the most advanced product in the market using patented Direct Segmental Multi-Frequency 8-Point Tactile technology. With a 98% correlation with gold standard body composition methods such as DEXA, the InBody is used by top hospitals, gyms and sports teams because of its accuracy.
By simply standing on the InBody for 60 seconds it allows for a quick and non-invasive test that presents a printed full page color result sheet (see example below) that provides users with their Body Fat Percentage, Basal Metabolic Rate, Segmental Muscle Balance, water distribution within the body, progress graphs, and personal previous measurements.
This will include a full report (see below for sample).
The 30-minute session includes the assessment and interpretation of results with a RZone FITNESS Expert.
The Consultations take an average of 20 to 30 minutes.
The greatest feature of the InBody is being able to track the right kind of weight loss. A client that comes in at 8 pounds lighter in one week, may find out they lost 6 pounds of water and 2 pounds of muscle. This really helps us stress the importance of proper nutrition, resistance training, productive cardio training and supplementation.
When measuring impedance with electrodes, contact resistance invariably occurs. Controlling contact resistance is essential in order to accurately measure impedance in the body. InBody accounts for contact resistance by using a unique method of electrode placement. The 8-Point Tactile Electrode Method separates the current and voltage electrodes so that measurements always begin at a fixed point in the wrists and ankles. This provides high reproducibility and correct body impedance measurements because variability due to contact resistance from the skin has been removed. The use of a separated voltage thumb electrode is patented InBody technology that makes InBody devices unique in the BIA industry
Electric currents have differing penetration abilities depending on their frequency. Some frequencies are better suited for measuring body water outside the cell, while others are capable of passing through cell membranes and measuring total body water. InBody makes use of multiple currents at varying frequencies in order to provide most precise body water analysis results. Currents with higher frequencies can determine the water content inside the cell because they can penetrate the cell membrane. Conversely, currents with lower frequencies have limited abilities in penetrating cell membranes and will follow the path of least resistance by traveling around them, making them suitable for measuring the water outside the cells.
Modern BIA views the human body as five “cylinders”: the arms, the legs, and the trunk. Accurate and independent measurements of each cylinder are essential for providing analysis not just for each cylinder, but for the entire body. InBody’s advanced technology allows all InBody devices to directly measure all five cylinders. Direct Segmental Multi-frequency Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (DSM-BIA), InBody’s signature technology, separately measures the impedance of the arms, legs, and trunk. Although accurate impedance measurement of each cylinder is critical for reliable results, the most important measurement is trunk impedance.
Empirical data, such as data related to age and gender, are values that are achieved through observation. Estimations that use empirical data have been used to improve the accuracy in BIA devices that measure impedance using the Whole Body Impedance method. Although useful for measuring the typical and/or healthy body type, problems occur when measuring individuals that have atypical body types, such as high performance athletes or severely overweight individuals. InBody avoids this problem altogether by completely avoiding any use of empirical estimations. Because InBody’s advanced technology allows for the direct and precise measurement of each of the body’s five segments, including the trunk, InBody devices do not require or take into account any empirical data when producing results. It is unnecessary. The only information InBody requires to determine body composition are height, weight, and impedance. This makes InBody suitable for testing atypical body types. InBody always provides correct results regardless of gender, age, or race. If an individual tests on an InBody device, and immediately re-tests with a different age or gender, that individual will receive the same results on their second test as they did the first.
InBody test takes between 60-seconds to perform the test. The consultation to go over the results is about 30 minutes.
Changes in body composition reflect body status, which may be affected by such things as disease, nutritional status, and medications. Hydration status can also affect body water, and in turn, affect results. Accessories such as jewelry may interfere with the electrical conductivity. As long as testing conditions and the testing environment are kept the same from test to test, the InBody will provide high data reproducibility.
People should not test while they have a fever, cold, or chill as body composition may not reflect typical body status. Prior to the test, it is important to go to the bathroom. People should not test after strenuous exercise or after using a sauna, steam room, or bath. People should test prior to a meal or two hours after a meal. Diuretics, such as caffeine, alcohol, and medications should not be taken before the test. People should make every attempt to be tested under the same conditions, for example, at a consistent time of day. The electrolyte tissues should be used prior to each test.
As of right now the Inbody 570 is at our Pinecrest location and cannot be transported back and forth for safety reasons .
People with artificial electrical implants such as a defibrillator or pacemaker should not be tested.
Women who are on their menstrual cycle will not get an accurate reading due to subtle changes in hydration and body water levels.
Pregnant women can be tested to measure data such as body water levels. However, due to changes in the mother’s body, such as the introduction of a fetus, and changes in body water balance, the results will not be as accurate as they would be otherwise.
InBody technology is patented and is different than that used in other BIA devices. InBody technology relies on direct measurement and can measure the body in a segmental fashion; is capable of accurately measuring impedance in the trunk region; uses multiple frequencies and does not need to use statistical (or empirical) data in calculating values; and evaluates a wide range of body types, from extremely obese, to elderly, to athletic.
Using multiple frequencies improves accuracy and precision. At single, low frequencies, it is difficult for electrical currents to penetrate the cellular membrane and assess intracellular water. As frequencies get higher, the electrical current is more capable of penetrating the cellular membrane and accurately measuring intracellular water.
InBody devices use direct segmental measurement bioelectrical impedance analysis (DSM-BIA), a patented technology, 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 exam yields accurate results for body composition outputs, such as body fat mass, skeletal muscle mass, (segmental) lean body mass, and percent body fat.
Impedance is defined as the strength and speed of an electrical current through the body, measured in Ohms. Bioelectrical impedance analysis is based on the fact that tissues with high water content act as a conductor of an electrical current, whereas fat tissue interferes with electrical conductivity. The more fat there is in the body, the higher the impedance.