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Tanita BC-418


October 29, 2008
By Tanita

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pag36Oct. 2008 – “Everyone is unique.”
Especially when it comes to chiropractic medicine – in particular, an
individual’s body makeup. Standard scales give a total weight, but they
can’t determine the distribution of that weight. Tanita’s BC-418
Segmental Body Composition Analyzer/Scale helps practitioners to
quickly and easily assess each individual patient and their detailed
body makeup.


“Everyone is unique.” Especially when it comes to chiropractic medicine – in particular, an individual’s body makeup. Standard scales give a total weight, but they can’t determine the distribution of that weight. Tanita’s BC-418 Segmental Body Composition Analyzer/Scale helps practitioners to quickly and easily assess each individual patient and their detailed body makeup. The BC-418 calculates regional body composition, empowering health-care professionals to better diagnose and treat mechanical disorders of the spine and musculoskeletal system. More than simple weight or body fat % levels provided by ordinary scales or calipers, the BC-418 provides a printout of detailed body composition analysis – weight, impedance, body fat %, body mass index, fat mass, fat-free mass and more, all without the inconvenience of more intrusive traditional measurement methods.

The scale also introduces a significant improvement to the calculation of Basal Metabolic Rate. Instead of simply relying on weight, age and gender, Tanita’s proprietary formula takes into account fat-free mass, providing a higher level of accuracy compared to current BMR formulas. The all-in-one compact column mount design, with integrated thermal printer, makes the BC-418 perfect for use in small, dedicated spaces. Other features include:

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  • Composition results for five body segments – trunk, left arm, right arm, left leg and right leg
  • Useful in evaluating rehabilitation and/or strength and conditioning programs
  • 8-polar Bio-electrical Impedance Analysis (BIA)
  • Adult and athlete modes
  • Weight increments: 0.2 lb (0.1 kg)
  • RS-232 port for computer interface
  • Capacity: 440 lb (200 kg)

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