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Inbody System Helps You Learn and Monitor Your Health and Wellness

inbody570Health Tech Weekly guest host Chris Montera, the Geekymedic, checks in at the InBody booth at the International CES conference’s digital health pavilion. Obesity is a health issue facing much of the industrialized world. Having a way to monitor, define problem areas, and create targeted goals for weight loss is an important part of treating this epidemic. InBody systems from BioSpace is leading the way in body composition monitoring.

The InBody system and parent company Biospace has made the terms “body composition” and “body fat” popular in helping to define the source of the problem. The prevention of obesity hinges on reduction and control of body fat. The InBody test is a commonly given body composition analysis that is increasing in popularity. Understanding and knowledge of the underlying problem gives the person power to devise a targeted weight loss and fitness program.

The InBody system, made by Biospace uses a unique 8-point tactile electrode method to determine body composition. It has received FDA approval for use in the United States. The accuracy and quality of the device’s findings is key to developing a patient fitness profile that can be used to create a personalized program for improving body fat and wellness.


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Withings Smart Body Analyzer

Withings Smart Body Analyzer Scale
Withings Smart Body Analyzer Scale

At CES Unveiled, Jamie Davis, the Podmedic got a chance to talk to the folks at Withings about their Smart Body Analyzer scale. According to Alexis it’s not just your ordinary bathroom scale.


This new home scale was awarded a CES 2013 Innovations Award. This scale measures not just your weight, BMI and body fat but also your heart rate and home air quality (carbon dioxide levels) and temperature. The device also connects wirelessly via WiFi or Bluetooth with an app on your mobile device to track all the data.

Home Air Quality Monitoring

Because it monitors air quality in your home, Alexis at Withings recommends you place the scale in your bedroom so you can test the carbon dioxide levels and temperature in your room while you sleep. With today’s homes sealed tight against the weather, it’s important to make sure you can vent air to the outside often enough to ensure high enough oxygen to carbon dioxide levels.

The Withings Smart Body Analyzer will be available for purchase by the end of March and is expected to be priced at $149.00

Video by Jamie Davis, the Podmedic from Health Tech Weekly (HTWeekly.com).