The Bodystat range of devices and software give results within seconds of performing the test and can quickly be compared to previous results to understand research deviations.
The repeatable accuracy of the Bodystat devices and BIAS software has consistently been proven through their extensive use in clinical and medical research.
Time is money so the speed of the Bodystat measurements and reporting functions are a must for the busy researcher or physician.
The Bodystat range of devices and software offer the research industry numerous benefits.
Effectively monitor patient recovery time, quick, portable and non-invasive measurements make it easier for the patient to endure, thorough analysis of whole body composition, cellular health and much more. Utilising Bioelectrical Impedance Technology, extensively used in research, Bodystat pioneer industry leading devices for the medical and research industry.
Used internationally in clinical applications and medical research, the QuadScan4000 multi-frequency Bioelectrical Impedance Analyser offers a quick, easy, economical, portable and non-invasive alternative to other methods of fluid assessment and Body Composition analysis including radioisotope dilution, underwater weighing and many more. Visit the Quadscan4000 'product' page for full information.Quadscan4000 Details
The MultiScan5000 is one of the world's leading Bioelectrical Impedance Spectroscopy (BIS) devices available to the medical and research professional. Utilising Cole-Cole Modelling and Bioelectrical Impedance Vector Analysis (BIVA) the MultiScan5000 instantly creates reports on hydration, lean muscle mass, physiology, general body composition, cellular health, and health risks. Visit the MultiScan5000 'product' page for full information.MultiScan5000 Details
Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) measures the impedance or opposition to the flow of an electric current through the body fluids contained mainly in the lean and fat tissue. Impedance is low in lean tissue, where intracellular and extracellular fluid and electrolytes are primarily contained, but high in fat tissue. Impedance is thus proportional to body water volume (TBW). In practice, a small constant current, typically 400 uA at a fixed or multi frequencies are passed between electrodes spanning the body, and the voltage drop between electrodes provides a measure of impedance. Prediction equations, previously generated by correlating impedance measured against an independent estimate of TBW, may be used subsequently to convert a measured impedance to a corresponding estimate of TBW. Lean body mass is then calculated from this estimate using an assumed hydration fraction for lean tissue (NOTE: Bodystat is unique in using their own regression equation for this calculation and not the assumed 73.2% used by other manufacturers). Fat mass is calculated as the difference between body weight and lean body mass.
The impedance of a biological tissue comprises two components, the resistance and the reactance. The conductive characteristics of body fluids provide the resistive component, whereas the cell membranes, acting as imperfect capacitors, contribute a frequency-dependent reactive component. By measuring the impedance at 50 kHz and 200 kHz and by applying predictive equations, it is possible to estimate both extra-cellular water (ECW) and TBW respectively and by deduction, intra-cellular water (ICW). ECW can be related to extra-cellular mass (ECM) and ICW to body cell mass (BCM).