Prediction equations - The original prediction equations built into Tanitas software were derived by Professor research team at St Lukes/Roosevelt Hospital, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York.
Extensive research has shown that the accurate prediction of an individuals body composition can only be determined if a range of additional parameters are included in the algorithm, such as gender, age and height, along with weight and impedance data.
Tanita uses these additional parameters to sub-divide overall populations into smaller groups so that individuals can be compared with a high degree of accuracy to the results obtained with the gold standards - Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and Under Water Weighing (UWW).
Scientific Excellence - Tanita BIA Monitors have been more extensively validated against alternative body composition techniques than any other company. The results are in the published international medical journals. In addition, our monitors have been used in hundreds of independent research studies worldwide, highlighting Tanita as the BIA gold standard within the scientific community. The Tanita Medical Advisory Board members ensure Tanita remains at the forefront of scientific advances.
Proactive in Preventative Healthcare - Tanita has continually invested in research projects that focus on preventing obesity in children. Together with Prof McCarthy et al, the world's first child centiles for body fat and muscle mass were developed. This data is now available for healthcare professionals to use in their daily assessments.
Precision Weighing mechanism - precision weight measurements are essential to the accuracy of body composition measurements. Tanita prides itself on manufacturing highly accurate weighing mechanisms in both home use and professional models. All Medically Approved professional monitors have been awarded NAWI Certification, MDD III and CE Approval ensuring the highest standards are met.
Robust Construction - Tanita has grown through continuous product innovation and a strong commitment to high manufacturing quality standards. We operate award-winning manufacturing facilities in Japan and China and guarantee the highest quality products. All of our medical products meet strict international quality standards and are independently quality-controlled. Tanita professional scales and analysers are calibrated for up to 300,000 uses.