Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Preferred Body Composition Test Method - Norul

My preferred body composition test method is the whole-body air-displacement plethysmography, in which they measure body composition using an equipment called the 'BodPod'. This is because it has a high level of accuracy, with a general error range of 1-2% which is the same as hydrostatic weighing. However, compared to hydrostatic weighing, the BodPod does not require getting wet and this gives it an advantage of ease of use as well as faster testing time. With that said, the BodPod unit is very expensive ($30,000 - $40,000) and only few facilities have it. Some institutions offer tests for a fee.

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