Navigation Links
Samsung Develops Device to Measure Body Fat

South Korean electronics giant Samsung has developed a device that can measures body fat with little error//.

The device has four electrodes that the user touches with the thumb and one finger of each hand. These send a safe current through the body, measuring the voltage drop as the current flows up one arm and down the other.

A body fat value serves as a main index to determine fatness, which is known to cause many adult diseases.

Since fat occupies 17 percent of a human body and contains little water, it offers less electrical resistance. The users enter their body weight and the device makes its best guess of the percentage of fat in the body, reported the online edition of New Scientist.

The device can reveal just how much body fat a person is carrying, the company said. However, it will only be accurate if finger contact is perfect.

To stop people accidentally or deliberately fooling the machine, a subject must gradually increase finger pressure while the device sends the test voltage. Once calibrated, it can weigh up fat content more accurately, it said.

(Source: IANS)

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Kirin Develops a Cure for Bird Flu
2. Starpharma Develops New Gel (Vivagel) To Prevent HIV Transmission
3. Hungary Develops New Bird Flu Vaccine
4. Dutch chemical group Akzo Nobel Develops A New Bird Flu Vaccine
5. India Develops Test for Diagnosis of Deadly Livestock Disease
6. Mouth Cancer Develops In Two Different Ways
7. John Hopkins Develops An Online Tool To Help In Research Of Certain Rare Diseases
8. Researcher Develops Sensor to Detect E.coli
9. Australian Firm Develops Low Glycaemic Sugar to Prevent Diabetes
10. US Company Develops Better Weight Reduction Pill
11. Rhode Island Biotechnology Company Develops Tularemia Vaccine
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/30/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... choice for innovative, patient centered orthopedic care. Led by John Vitolo, M.D., ... injury or chronic condition, the team at Advocare Orthopedic & Sports Medicine is ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... Dr. Seth D. Margulies specializes in ... can visit Dr. Margulies to experience the best available orthodontic experience in the area. ... "NJ Top Dentist"! , Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in the ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... 30, 2015 , ... Newly reviewed and approved “NJ Top Dentist”, Dr. Eugene ... of Dental Medicine in 1935. His father graduated from NYU School of Dentistry ... as well as their commitment and passion to the Practice of Dentistry. Continuing ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ALEXANDRIA, VA (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 ... ... American Association of Poison Control Centers’ National Poison Data System (NPDS) reveals that ... centers managed almost 3 million cases, over two million of which were human ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... Two years ago, Debbie Gregory, the ... David Lynch Foundation, learning Transcendental Meditation (TM). After encouraging a number of veterans ... so that she could talk the talk. , TM is becoming one of the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2015)... LAKE CITY , Nov. 30, 2015 Booth ... (NYSE: VAR ) will exhibit a broader array of ... of the Radiological Society of North America ... Varian exhibit at the meeting will feature X-ray components "At ... CT tube, a line of products from Varian,s Claymount brand, ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... Belgium , Nov. 30, 2015   VolitionRx Limited ... developing blood-based diagnostic tests for a broad range of cancer ... at the LD Micro Conference, which will be held December ... Attending from VolitionRx will be David Kratochvil , ... Vice President of Investor Relations. ® blood-based ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... and REHOVOT, Israel , Nov. ... pharmaceutical company focused on acquiring and developing innovative therapies ... the appointment of Keith A. Katkin as ... Gregory J. Flesher , chief executive officer for OticPharma, ... successful organizations.  As chairman, he will be able to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: