Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) is considered one of the most reliable and accessible methods of screening body fat.
Tanita patented a revolutionary way of measuring BIA that is faster, easier and less intrusive than traditional means – being the first company to introduce the world to the body fat monitor scale.
Electrodes in the foot sensor pads send a low, safe electrical signal through the body and weight is calculated automatically along with up to 10 other readings in seconds.
In conventional BIA, a person is weighed, and their height, age, gender, and weight, and other physical characteristics such as body type, physical activity level and ethnicity 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.