RJL Systems, the original pioneer of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) technology, announced the launch of its latest body composition analyzer, the Quantum V Segmental BIA. Whereas previous generations focused solely on whole body composition assessment, the Quantum V Segmental BIA is a Class II medical device that has now been enhanced to provide accurate and fast segmental body composition assessments of lean soft tissue (LST) and fat for 13 zones of the human body.
A unique and patented feature of the Quantum V is that the sum of the LST, or fat mass, is equal to the whole body LST, or fat assessment. The device provides quantitative objective regional body composition assessments that are similar to those provided by highly complex and expensive Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) machines.
“The Quantum V Segmental BIA underscores RJL’s leadership position in the BIA industry,” said Rudy Liedtke, CEO of RJL Systems. “This new offering provides a much more comprehensive analysis of segmented body composition that doctors, physical therapists, trainers and nutritionists can use to track and monitor their patients’ progress and health improvements.”
The Quantum V Segmental BIA uses an eight lead 12-channel multiplexer to quickly measure resistance and reactance values from each arm, each leg and the right and left torso, including the upper and lower regions of the human body. The repeatability and accuracy of the resistance and reactance measurements allow the smallest changes to be recorded with 0.1 ohms of resolution.
The Quantum V’s built-in software automatically handles selecting eight leads, scanning multiple zones and calibrating each zone, making the device exceptionally easy to operate. The 13-zone resistance and reactance data is time stamped and saved on the unit, where more than 2,000 records can be stored for downloading to a computer using the built-in Bluetooth or USB port – standard on the Quantum V Segmental BIA.
The comparative characteristics of segmental resistance and reactance measurements are highly significant, as segmental muscle atrophy and hypertrophy can be clearly illustrated by analyzing and comparing collected data as a comparative percentage or a percent change over time. The Quantum V is a highly effective, easy to use, device that can quickly and accurately measure segmental and total body composition that health care professionals can use to chart patients health goals and progress without needles, blood work or x-rays.
Also included with the Quantum V Segmental BIA is the Body Composition 4.1 Software, which can perform body composition and fluid analysis for the whole body.
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