According to the company, the Cerebrotech Visor, previously known as the CMS-5000 Intracranial Fluids Monitor, is a portable, non-invasive bioimpedance spectroscopy device designed to detect asymmetry of intracranial fluid volumes in patients undergoing neurological assessment.
Mohammed Hudda, research fellow in medical statistics at St George's, University of London, says: "More detailed measures of body fat are now being made more available, such as bioimpedance scales, which measure the percentage of body fat.
2] The simple methods of assessment of nutritional status include measurement of actual body weight, ideal body weight, Mid-Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC), Body Mass Index (BMI), subjective global assessment and bioimpedance.
The bioimpedance, or bioelectrical impedance, is an excellent method for measuring body composition through various parameters such as weight, height, basal metabolism, fat mass, lean body mass and fat-free mass percentage (Alvero-Cruz et al.
The analysis of body composition through analyzers of bipolar bioimpedance that is a proceeding based in the conduction of an electric current through the superior members that causes no pain, low intensity, applied to the body by means of conductors surfaces, that are put in contact with skin.