This weighing scale operates using the principle of bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA). Your body composition is determined within seconds using this technique. By measuring the electrical resistance (impedance) and allowing for constants and individual values (age, height, gender, level of activity), the body fat percentage and other physical parameters can be determined. Muscle tissue and water have high conductivity and therefore low resistance. Bone and fat, on the other hand, have low conductivity because the fat cells and bone tissue barely conduct any electricity because of their high resistance. Please note that the values measured on the scale are only an indication of actual medical analytical values for your body. Only a medical specialist can determine the precise percentage of body fat, body water, muscle percentage
and bone mass using medical methodologies (e.g. computed tomography).