A report from Transparency Market Research, titled ‘Body Fat Measurement Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 – 2023,’ states that the global body fat measurement market is expected to expand during the period between 2015 and 2023 owing to factors such as advancements in medical devices and the increasing obese population.
Body fat analyzers, also known as impedance meters, are used for correct assessment of body fat and also to identify risks associated with the presence of low or high amounts of fat. Body fat analyzers also help assess the effectiveness of workouts and nutrition intake. Impedance meters are used for conducting fitness tests at the gym or even at health clubs. The body fat measurement equipment, when applied to the skin, passes a weak current between outer two electrodes. As this current passes through the subcutaneous fat and the muscle, some amount of energy is lost. This change in energy levels is then measured by using two inner electrodes.
Body fat percentage differs as per the age and gender. As per the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 1.9 billion adults were reported to be overweight in 2014, which is linked to several diseases and increased mortality risk.
The global body fat measurement market is segmented on the basis of geography and analysis method. By analysis method, the global body fat measurement market is classified into underwater weighing or hydrostatic weighing, bioelectric impedance analysis, near-infrared interactance, BOD POD, and anthropometric method. Some of the popular techniques used to examine the body fat are dual energy x-ray absorptiometry, computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and air displacement plethysmography. The ultrasound technique is also used for the accurate assessment of body fat, since this technique is more effective and less expensive as compared to other lab methods.
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) considers hydrostatic weighing as the gold standard owing to its high accuracy. BOD POD works similar to the hydrostatic weighing method of body fat measurement. Currently, the most popular method used by many health clubs for measuring body fat is bioelectric impedance analysis. However, this particular body fat measurement method is not used for measuring visceral fat. In near-infrared interactance technology, a special probe is placed against the body and releases infrared light that passes through the fat and muscle.
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Based on geography, the global body fat measurement market is divided into Latin America, Europe, North America, the Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World. Currently, the global body fat measurement market is dominated by North America owing to the region’s increasing aging population. Europe is expected to be the second largest market in the global body fat measurement market, followed by Asia Pacific. Some of the leading companies in the global body fat measurement market are AccuFitness LLC, Diagnostic Medical Systems Group, Hologic, Inc., Tanita Corporation, COSMED Srl, GE Healthcare, and Omron Healthcare. The entry of new companies is expected to make the global body fat measurement market highly competitive in the years to come.
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