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Technology of ACCUNIQ

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ACCUNIQ Technologyline

The FDA has defined body composition analyzer as equipment which estimates and calculates body composition in a limited age range using weight and impedance measurements.

Bioelectric Impedance Analysis

ACCUNIQ uses advanced BIA (Bioelectric Impedance Analysis) technique.

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Importance of body composition analysis

The importance of analyzing body fat as it can help in checking various diseases and obesity

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Accuniq Body Composition Analyzer

Use multi frequency, 8 points touch electrode method, a high concordance with DEXA equipment,ankle electrode

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FAQ

Provide an immediate response to customer inquiries, how to use the productand simple theoretical explanation.

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Bioelectric Impedance Analysis

ACCUNIQ uses advanced BIA (Bioelectric Impedance Analysis) technique which was developed after a long study. The body fat is calculated as the resistance is substituted in the ACCUNIQ equation that is scientifically proven.

In BIA technique, a safe amount of electrical current flows through the body via the handle’s electrodes. A current signal quickly passes through body fats with high water mass such as muscle. However, for fats which have a high resistance or impedance, it is more difficult for current to pass through.

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Fats (non-conductor)

No current flows = high resistance = high impedance

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Muscle / water (conductor)

Current flows easily = low resistance = low impedance

Importance of body composition analysis

Healthy people maintain a constant rate of between body compositions such as water, protein, fat, minerals. When the balance in body composition of our bodies is broken, one can be exposed to either the risk of metabolic diseases, heart disease, diabetes which are caused by obesity or edema caused by body water imbalance.

Multi-Frequency Measurement

Accurate obesity diagnosis can only be performed when the amount of weight and body fat are considered together. Muscular people such as athletes or fitness trainers are overweight, but their body fat percentage does not exceed the average percentage.

Accuniq Body Composition Analyzer

ACCUNIQ is capable accurately analyzing the intercellular water, extracellular water and total body water mass via a maximum of 6 frequencies between 1kHz ~ 1MHz. Such data is used to analyze the intercellular and extracellular water ratio to check individual health status such as severe dehydration or swelling, as well as ensure if the body water mass has reached the equilibrium after dialysis. Hence ACCUNIQ is even used in renal medicine as well.

Multi Frequency measurement

A frequency lower than 100kHz is utilized to measure outside the cell as it flows along the cell membrane, and high frequency of 100kHz and above is utilized to measure the total amount of water as it flows through the cell membrane.

8 Touch-sensitive Electrode Method with high precision and repeatability

ACCUNIQ uses an 8 touch-sensitive electrode method that is complex yet precise. ACCUNIQ analyzes body composition by placing 8 electrodes on both hands and feet or both hands and ankles respectively.

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  • 4-pole, 8-point touch-sensitive electrode method
  • Detachable / measuring electrodes
  • Accuracy
  • Competitors
  • 2-pole, 4-point touch-sensitive electrode method
  • Integrated / measuring electrodes
  • Easy

High Correlation with DEXA

As a way to measure body composition, there are various methods such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Water Density Method, etc. However, as dual energy X-ray absorptiometry, DEXA provides more precise body fat analysis based on three components – fats, muscles and bones, and it is safe in terms of the radiation exposure. Hence, DEXA is currently believed to be the gold standard.

ACCUNIQ had conducted clinical validation for accuracy with DEXA in clinical professional body, IHT which is located in Texas, and the results have shown that the accuracy of ACCUNIQ body fat measurement showed a higher correlation to DEXA than competitors.

[BCA Accuracy study at IHT (Integrative Health Technology)]

The closer the correlation coefficient (R2) in the graph is to 1, the higher the agreement between the DEXA body fat mass (LBM) and the body fat mass (LBM) measured by each BCA instrument. The correlation coefficient (R2) of ACCUNIQ was 0.93, which was higher than that of Company A (0.91) and Company B (0.85), which proved its accuracy compared to DEXA, a gold standard of body composition analysis.

Ankle Electrodes

ACCUNIQ provides unique ankle electrodes that allow users to conveniently measure body fat without removing socks.

FAQ

05 Why does my body fat percentage increase when I measure right after a shower? accuniq-img
Since body fat level using BIA measures the body water first, the measurement could be slightly inaccurate in a condition where the body water is affected. Same issue may occur after an exercise or sauna.
Please follow the recommended measurement instructions for accurate measurement.
04 Is there any case impossible to measure? accuniq-img
Anyone with metallic material, medical electronic equipment such as Pace-Maker, defibrillator, stent, metal suture in the heart and great vessel implanted in their bodies are not allowed to use the body composition analyzer as it can cause problems with the device.
03 How accurate does it measure visceral fat area? accuniq-img
Abdominal fat measurement methods including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA), Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA), and visceral fat area are generally evaluated via CT of L3 ~ L5 position or MRI image. ACCUNIQ has analyzed the correlation of visceral fat area by using CT and cross validation for verification of abdomen assessment.
The results have shown a highly significant correlation coefficient of 0.942. 아큐닉
02 Is it safe for a pregnant woman to use the device? accuniq-img
Until now, there have not been any known risks related to the use of BIA device by a pregnant woman. However, it is difficult to proceed with clinical trials targeting pregnant women since there is no relevant research. Thus, we recommend pregnant women to just measure their weight.
In addition, it is difficult to get an accurate measurement due to the various physiological changes which occur in a woman’s body during pregnancy.
01 What are the advantages of ACCUNIQ’s BIA compared to other devices? accuniq-img
AACCUNIQ body composition analyzers are simple and convenient systems that completes all measurement processes within a minute. Its accuracy is also proven due to its high correlation to clinical comparison with the median dilution method and DEXA which is known to be the gold standard in body composition analysis.
Furthermore, in conjunction with ACCUNIQ blood pressure monitors, the results can be exported, thus allowing comprehensive health analysis.
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Wear clothes as
light as possible.
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Do not use the machine
after
over-eating or extreme dehydration.
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Do not use the machine
after vigorous
exercise.
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Do not use the machine
right after taking a shower or bath.
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Please use the machine
in the same conditions
if possible.

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