seca 515 mBCA, Wireless

mBCA human

seca 515, the first clinically validated medical Body Composition Analyser[mBCA]: for the first time ever, a single measurement can be taken in less than 20 seconds to determine fat mass (including visceral fat measurement) extracellular and intracellular water, and skeletal muscle mass. All of which are fundamental components that assist in accurately assessing the patient with medical precision. With a clinically validated, simple, user-friendly medical device that can be integrated seamlessly into your daily routine. The seca mBCA is a valuable diagnostic instrument and innovative device that delivers precise information to you and your patients.

Six modules of measurement:

  • 1. Energy
  • 2. Fluid
  • 3. Function/Rehabilitation
  • 4. Health Risk
  • 5. Development/Growth
  • 6. Raw Impedance Data.
  • mBCA Capacity: 300 kg
  • mBCA Division: 50g
  • mBCA Dimensions (mm): 976W x 1251H x 828D
  • Measurement Method: 8 point Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis using up to 19 frequencies
  • Measurement Current: 100uA
  • Measurement Time, normal mode: 20 sec max or 75 sec (scientific mode with raw data)

Connection: to PC via LAN cable

2 Year Warranty

Product: seca 515 medical Body Composition Analyser [mBCA]

Part No: SE515

  • Measures FM/FFM Fat Mass / Fat-Free Mass, SMM – Skeletal Muscle Mass, VAT – Visceral Fat, BCC – Body Composition Chart, TBW/ECW – Total Body Water/Extracellular Water, BIVA – Bioelectrical Impedance Vector Analysis, PA – Phase Angle

FM/FFM Fat Mass / Fat-Free Mass

  • The medically precise evaluation of fat mass and fat-free mass is important when monitoring weight changes, especially in overweight and obese patients.
  • The measurement of fat mass is valuable for weight management in diabetology, hospital nutrition or general health.
  • A metabolically unhealthy person (with insulin resistance, for example) mainly loses water when commencing with weight reduction treatments, which is why the individual assessment of fat mass is so essential to prevent misinterpretation.
  • Interpreting fat mass is also invaluable in malnourished patients (found in numerous medical fields such as oncology, cardiology, nephrology and psychology) when it comes to anorexia nervosa or bulimia.
  • Another interesting area of application for assessing or monitoring fat mass is in the sports medicine field, to determine fitness levels and correctly define focus areas for training.

SMM – Skeletal Muscle Mass

  • Skeletal muscle mass measurement – for each individual limb and torso (5 areas).
  • Quantifying muscle mass is essential when monitoring weight changes in overweight and obese patients.
  • It is essential that the majority of existing muscle mass is preserved when reducing weight in weight management settings, in diet programs in diabetology, cardiology and hospital nutrition in general.
  • Malnourished patients, particularly in sarcopenic and cachectic states (often found in oncology, cardiology, nephrology) require an adequate amount of muscle mass to reduce morbidity and mortality. Sarcopenia and cachexia are also found in psychology when it comes to anorexia nervosa or bulimia.
  • Another interesting area of application for assessing or monitoring muscle mass is in the sports medicine field when it comes to determining the fitness level and controlling trainings, physiotherapies and rehabilitation.

VAT – Visceral Fat

  • The easy and quick assessment of visceral fat is an essential building block in assessment of cardiometabolic risk.  It has therefore become an established value, especially in overweight and obese patients.
  • Visceral fat values are particularly relevant to the medical fields of bariatrics, weight management, diabetology, hospital nutrition, cardiology and general health.

BCC – Body Composition Chart

  • The combination of fat mass and fat-free mass in one graphic- the Body Composition Chart- is a simple but valuable approach to determine an individual’s body composition at a glance.
  • When measuring body composition over time the Body Composition Chart gives insights into the contributing factors relating to weight change: fat or fat-free mass.  It is therefore an essential tool in weight management, diabetology, cardiology, general health or hospital nutrition when it comes to losing weight.
  • In malnourished individuals, for example in oncology, cardiology, nephrology but also in psychology – when it comes to anorexia nervosa or bulimia – the Body Composition Chart delivers accurate and important information on body composition changes.
  • It helps to determine the fitness level and aids physiotherapy treatments and rehabilitation procedures in sports medicine.

TBW/ECW – Total Body Water/Extracellular Water

  • The medically precise assessment of total body water and extracellular water is essential in nephrology to better evaluate the dry weight.
  • The distribution of fluids detects edema which are often found in cardiology or other fields of internal medicine like pneumology or hepatorenal in nephrology patients, which mostly also require hospital nutrition aid.
  • In sports medicine, fluid management is valuable for prevention of dehydration and maximising each individual’s performance.
  • A metabolically unhealthy person (with insulin resistance, for example) mainly loses water when commencing with weight reduction treatments, which is why the individual assessment of total body water is so essential to prevent misinterpretation.

BIVA – Bioelectrical Impedance Vector Analysis

  • Bioelectrical Impedance Vector Analysis (BIVA) delivers information on the amount of body fluids water and phase angle (marker for cell metabolism) at the same time.
  • BIVA evaluates the hydration status, which is valuable in sports medicine, but also may identify patients with fluid overloads, which are typically found in nephrology or cardiology.
  • BIVA delivers information on the nutritional status and has proven to be valuable in weight management, diabetology, oncology, but also in psychology when it comes to the treatment of anorexia nervosa or bulimia.
  • In general health the BIVA readings allow categorisation of patients and hypotheses to be drawn, which can be further verified with specific additional tests.

PA – Phase Angle

  • Phase angle correlates with the nutritional and functional (metabolic) status of individuals
  • A sound nutritional state as well as a healthy metabolism result in a high phase angle value.
  • Phase Angle has proven to show disease severity, especially in oncology, nephrology, cardiology and HIV
  • Low phase angle results found in apparently healthy, young individuals should be followed up by further diagnosis (blood tests, etc.)
  • Phase Angle is important for general health during routine check-ups, but also in sports medicine for the detection of exhaustive states.
  • As low phase angle values correlate with malnutrition it is an important marker in psychology when it comes to anorexia nervosa or bulimia or hospital nutrition in general.
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