A Device That Boasts Simplicity, Yet Produces Outstanding Results

Definitive, Accurate Assessments

The ultimate assessment that will provide you with a fast, accurate analysis of nutrition, hydration, & mineral assessments in diverse clinical settings. Therefore providing an excellent insight into a patient’s health with no assistance or technical knowledge required.

Intuitive, Artificial Intelligence

Using state of the art technology, the BioScan touch i8 learns about the patient through it’s progressive analysis of the body. Providing Min & Max targets for every parameter of measurement, target ranges where every patient is entirely unique.

Innovative, diverse interface

Maltron touch i8 a multi-touch interface with optimal integration are the core elements of the new interaction concept. Fast, individual access to all the parameters. User-friendly dashboards which can be customised for easy navigation structures. A simple, clear visualisation of complex analysis screens represented in an ergonomic, well thought-out operating philosophy.

An Introduction to Bio-electrical Impedance Analysis

Bio-electrical Impedance Analysis technology arose in the mid 1980s, starting off with single frequency devices that mainly focused on fat-free mass. With our in-house development and collective vision for innovative technology, in 2003 we began to develop multi-frequency devices which we have progressively improved over the years, to measure a profound insight into body composition.

A total of four electrodes are used, two applied to the hand and two applied to the foot. A low-level battery current is passed through the body. Formulating an absolute measurement of impedance, phase, resistance, reactance and capacitance.

Measurements that Excel in Authenticity

The complete analysis of the patient will produce the results in less than ten seconds. The simple yet advanced touch screen interface will display the patient’s parameters such as Extracellular and Intracellular Fluids, Total Body Water, Fat and Fat Free Mass, Dry Weight, Mineral Composition & more. With definitive information provided without the need of complex clinical techniques such as radioisotope diluton.

Resistance

Impedance can be thought of as oposition to current flow, therefore a high impedance indicates not much current flow, and a low impedance will allow a larger current to flow. Unlike resistance which is a constant value, impedance can change with different frequencies.

Reactants

All capacitors exhibit reactants, this again is a quantity that provides opposition to current flow, it takes time for a capacitor to react, this time is part of the phase angle.

Impedance & Frequency

At low frequencies only the water outside the cells are able to conduct thus the impedance is a reflection of the level of ECW (Extracellular Water). At high frequencies the fluid inside the cells conducts as well therefore the impedance will be a reflection of both ECW & ICW (Intracellular Water).

Phase Angle

Phase angle is an expression of the time delay between the transmitted signal and the receiving signal. Healthy cells cause a significant time delay. A significant time delay between two signals represents a large phase angle, conversely a shorter time delay would be a smaller phase angle.

Capacitance

Healthy cells within the body especially muscle tissue have the capacity to store energy, when energy is applied to these cells it takes time to charge them up in this way cells can be considered as electrical capacitors.

Displaying in excess of 42 parameters including Intracellular and Extracellular fluids status, Body Cell Mass, Dry Weight, Mineral Composition, GFR & Body Composition.

 

 

  • Body Impedance (Z)
  • Resistance (R)
  • Reactance (Xc)
  • Phase Angle (φ)
  • Capacitance (C)

 

 

Complex Analysis Performed in Seconds

Measures the electrical
properties of biological tissues

The first 2D/3D visualisation of the data
on a HD 10.1″ Crystal clear multi touch display

Four electrodes are applied to the hand & foot (tetrapolar)
or eight electrodes to both hands & feet

Introduction Multi-frequency

Maltron touch i8 passes a low level current through the subjects body and measures the conductivity of the tissue. The opposite occurs when the individual has a large amount of Body Fat. Adipose (fat) tissue is a poor conductor of electrical current due to its relatively, small water content.

Individuals with large FFM and TBW have less resistance to current flowing through their body compared to those having a smaller FFM. Therefore, Fat-Free Mass (FFM) can be predicted from Total Body Water (TBW).

Healthy Cellular Composition

Unhealthy Cellular Composition

Different Frequencies

At low frequency current travels around the cells (extracellular water or ECW). At high frequency current passes directly through the cells (intracellular water or ICW) and also around the cells (extracellular water or ECW).

At high frequency current passes directly through the cells (intracellular water or ICW) and also around the cells (extracellular water or ECW).

Phase Angle (Cellular Biomarker) An Important Indicator of Mortality & Modality

Athletic Integral Cellular Composition

More Muscle – More Water

Higher Phase Angle (Cellular Biommarker)

Normal Integral Cellular Composition

Normal Muscle – Normal Water

Normal Phase Angle (Cellular Biommarker)

Unhealthy Integral Cellular Composition

Unhealthy Muscle – Excess fluid

Low Phase Angle (Cellular Biomarker)

A Standard Healthy Subject

A low level current is passed through the subject’s body and the impedance is measured. When water in the body is large the current flows more easily through the body with less resistance (R). The opposite occurs when the individual has a large amount of Body Fat. Adipose (fat) tissue is a poor conductor of electrical current due to its relatively, small water content.

Individuals with large FFM and TBW have less resistance to current flowing through their body compared to those having a smaller FFM. Therefore, Fat-Free Mass (FFM) can be predicted from Total Body Water (TBW).

An Important Indicator of Mortality & Modality

At low frequency current travels around the cells (extracellular water or ECW). At high frequency current passes directly through cells (intracellular water or ICW) and also around the cells (extracellular water or ECW).

At high frequency current passes directly through the cells (intracellular water or ICW) and also around the cells (extracellular water or ECW).

Body Cell Mass

At high frequency current passes directly through the cells (intracellular water or ICW) and also around the cells (extracellular water or ECW).

Humanity and Technology – A new Partnership made in heaven

Maltron touch i8 helping healthcare professionals to see and analyse every element of the data more than ever before – and achieve more than we ever thought possible.

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