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How does the Evolt 360 work?

The Evolt 360 use a scientifically validated test known as Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA). It is considered the most reliable and easily manageable methods of screening total body composition.

Bioelectrical Impedance (BIA) works by passing a tiny electrical current through the body via the tactical points on the machine (feet and hands). In very basic terms, the resistance to flow of the current determines the difference between muscle mass, fat mass (including visceral and subcutaneous), water and mineral.

This advanced measuring system uses a 5 compartment model, which essentially provides a more accurate measure than a 1 compartment system (ie. Such as a single scale).

Body Impedance Anaysis (BIA) Explained

Body Impedance Analysis is the resulting analysis from passing a safe, low intensity electrical current through your body and measuring how much the current has been affected.

Fat (adipose tissue) and muscle have different resistivity characteristics and affect the flow of an electric current differently.

The resulting change in flow is measured, and analysed as part of the process BIA uses to capture an accurate picture of your body’s composition.

Here, you can see that fat GREATLY resists the electrical current.


And here you can see how muscle, and water allow more of the current through.

BIA was the science that was originally developed for the use in monitoring hospital patients after surgery, as well as astronauts after space travel. Nowadays, this technology is used in many areas of medicine, from Nephrology to Oncology, in Sports Science, Fitness, and Medical wellness, in Nutrition, Weight Management and Lifestyle monitoring.

8 Touch-sensitive Electrode Method with high precision and repeatability.

The Evolt 360 provides measurable data to track and measure progress in a non-intrusive, easy to interpret Body Composition.  This Report provides over 40 measuring parameters such as Body Fat Mass in pounds and percentage, Skeletal Muscle Mass, Visceral Fat Mass, Subcutaneous Fat Mass & Muscle Mass segmentally, Total Body Water, Basal Metabolic Rate, Fitness Age and Total Fitness Score as well as much more.

What the Scan Produces

Head to our page The Scans to discover the full potential of the BIA scan, and what sort of reports and outputs you can expect to recieve after your scan is complete.

 

The EVOLT Fit Technology eco-system comprises of:

  • Evolt 360: The latest in Bioelectrical Impedance Body Composition Scanning Technology.
  • Evolt Active: A social network capturing your journey towards a healthy lifestyle. It provides users with a unified ecosystem to competitively and quantitatively improves overall health, wellbeing and fitness.

The scan process is quick, non-invasive and clients can do a scan every 4-6 weeks with reliable repeatability.

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