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[Discussion] Know more about Mi Body Composition Scale's BIA Technology

2018-03-21 15:19:04
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Hi Mi fans!
Mi Body Composition Scale is a fitness accessory that precisely gives 10 data points that are important for your health the most. In this thread I have discussed about the BIA Technology used in Mi Body Composition Scale. So let's get started.


Mi Body Composition Scale provides accurate body composition statistics with '10 precise data points'., It shows muscle mass, BMI, visceral fat, bone mass, body score, body fat, weight, basal metabolism, water content, and more. Mi Body Composition Scale device shows precise body data, Mi Fit app access, and a minimalist design. Mi Body Composition Scale uses a series of complex algorithms and advanced Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) to provide users with better details about their body. This helps Mi Fans in taking data-driven measures to meet health goals.

WHAT IS (BIA) TECHNOLOGY?


Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) is a commonly used method for estimating body composition, and in particular body fat. Since the advent of the first commercially available devices in the mid-1980s the method has become popular owing to its ease of use, portability of the equipment. It is familiar in the consumer market as a simple instrument for estimating body fat. BIA actually determines the electrical impedance, or opposition to the flow of an electric current through body tissues which can then be used to estimate total body water (TBW), which can be used to estimate fat-free body mass and, by difference with body weight, body fat.


Many of the early research studies showed that BIA was quite variable and it was not regarded by many as providing an accurate measure of body composition. In recent years technological improvements have madeBIA a more reliable and therefore more acceptable way of measuring body composition. Nevertheless, it is not a "gold standard" or reference method. Although the instruments are straightforward to use, careful attention to the method of use (as described by the manufacturer) should be given. Simple devices to estimate body fat, often using BIA, are available to consumers as body fat meters. These instruments are generally regarded as being less accurate than those used clinically or in nutritional and medical practice. They tend to under-read body fat percentage. Dehydration is a recognized factor affecting BIA measurements as it causes an increase in the body's electrical resistance, so has been measured to cause a 5 kg underestimation of fat-free mass i.e. an overestimation of body fat.


This is how BIA technology works the non-invasive test simply involves the placement of two electrodes on the person's right hand and right foot. A low level, imperceptible electrical current is sent through the body. The flow of the current is affected by the amount of water in the body. The device measures how this signal is impeded through different types of tissue. Tissues that contain large amounts of fluid and electrolytes, such as blood, have high conductivity, but fat and bone slow the signal down. As BIA determines the resistance to flow of the current as it passes through the body, it provides estimates of body water from which body fat is calculated using selected equations.


So Mi Fans this is a small intro about BIA Technology used in Mi Body Composition Scale. If you need more information reagrding this technology please click on the source links given below. Let me know your thoughts and comments about this technology in the comment section below. I have also attached the video link about the BIA please have a look at this informative video.


Thread credit goes to Vishnu Shanmugh
THANK YOU Mi FANS FOR READING.

2018-03-21 15:19:04
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awesome digital scale never seen so cheap and best quality
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