In the early 1990s, our founder and CEO, Dr. Kichul Cha recognized the available BIA devices were limited and faulty. They were often inaccurate, and from a medical standpoint useless for treating patients who needed body composition analysis the most. Drawing from his background in mechanical engineering, he set to work to design something better.
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What is Body Composition?
Body composition is a method of describing what the body is made of. It includes fat, protein, minerals and body water. It also describes weight more accurately than BMI. Body composition analysis can accurately show changes in fat mass, muscle mass and body fat percentage.
A healthy balance between fat and muscle is vital for health and wellness throughout life. Scientific evidence shows that a healthy body composition will increase your lifespan; reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, insulin resistance, etc.; increase energy levels and improve self esteem. By providing accurate body composition results to our clients, we want our clients to be motivated in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Beyond the Weight Scale
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a common method used to assess the health of an individual by comparing the amount of weight they carry to the height of the individual. In its most basic sense, BMI may be useful for identifying those who are at an increased health risk as a result of excess fat accumulation. Despite the widespread use of BMI in clinical practice, BMI has many limitations and is a poor tracking tool for weight change because there's no way to identify it changes in your weight are in fat or muscle. That's because BMI is calculated simply by dividing a person's weight. Newer technologies are able to separate body weight into specific components, like DSM - BIA.
"To provide bio-medical technology that simplifies the understanding of health and wellness"
- Dr. Kichul Cha
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