Validação Científica

O sistema BodyMetrix PRO tem sido estudado por pesquisadores certificados ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) em universidades nos EUA e em todo o mundo. Foi validado por diversos artigos publicados em revistas de alto renome como um método de avaliação da composição corporal extremamente preciso e confiável.
Abaixo alguns de nossos estudos de validação:

Validation Of The Bodymetrix Ultrasound System For Percent Body Fat

Author Block: Jean P. Boucher, FACSM, Gabriel Chamberland, Mylene Aubertin-Leheudre, David H. Jones,
Ron Rehel, Alain S. Comtois. 1 – UQAM, Montreal, QC, Canada. 2 – Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada.

The Body Metrix (BM) system (IntelaMetrix, CA) is an affordable computer based ultrasound system that provides rapid body composition assessment. We present preleminary data comparing percent body fat (%BF) as measured using the BM system and a DEXA as a reference measurment.

PURPOSE: To establish the validity of the BM computer based ultrasound system for the quantification of %BF…

Reproducibility and Validity of A-Mode Ultrasound for Body Composition Measurement and Classification in Overweight and Obese Men and Women

Abbie E. Smith-Ryan*, Sarah N. Fultz, Malia N. Melvin, Hailee L. Wingfield, Mary N. Woessner

Identifying portable methods to measure body composition may be more advantageous than using body mass index (BMI) to categorize associated health consequences. Purpose: To compare the validity and reliability of a portable A-mode ultrasound (US) to a criterion three compartment model (3C) for the measurement of body composition. Methods: Fortyseven overweight and obese subjects participated…

Reproducibility and Validity of A-Mode Ultrasound for Body Composition Measurement and Classification in Overweight and Obese Men and Women

Abbie E. Smith-Ryan*, Sarah N. Fultz, Malia N. Melvin, Hailee L. Wingfield, Mary N. Woessner

Identifying portable methods to measure body composition may be more advantageous than using body mass index (BMI) to categorize associated health consequences. Purpose: To compare the validity and reliability of a portable A-mode ultrasound (US) to a criterion three compartment model (3C) for the measurement of body composition. Methods: Fortyseven overweight and obese subjects participated…

Validity and Reliability of A-Mode Ultrasound for Body Composition Assessment of Lean, Division I Athletes

Dustin L. Cain – Utah State University

Athletes strive for a competitive advantage, and for some athletes building a lean body with a low body fat percentage (%BF) can help them achieve a higher level of performance. This is particularly the case in gravitational sports in which a high body mass hinders performance, in aesthetic sports in which there is a perceived ideal shape, and in weight class sports in which competition is organized into categories of body mass (20). However, some athletes put themselves…

Evaluation of Ultrasound in Assessing Body Composition of High School Wrestlers

ALAN C. UTTER and MARION E. HAGER
Department of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

UTTER, A. C., and M. E. HAGER. Evaluation of Ultrasound in Assessing Body Composition of High School Wrestlers. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Vol. 40, No. 5, pp. 943–949, 2008. Purpose: To evaluate the accuracy of ultrasound (ULTRA) in assessing fat-free mass (FFM) in comparison with hydrostatic weighing (HW) and skinfolds (SK) in high school wrestlers in a hydrated state. Methods: Body composition was determined by ULTRA, HW, and three-site SK in 70 high school wrestlers (mean T SD: age, 15.5 T 1.5; height, 1.60 T 0.08 m; body mass…

Evaluation of Ultrasound in Assessing Body Composition of High School Wrestlers

ALAN C. UTTER and MARION E. HAGER
Department of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

UTTER, A. C., and M. E. HAGER. Evaluation of Ultrasound in Assessing Body Composition of High School Wrestlers. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Vol. 40, No. 5, pp. 943–949, 2008. Purpose: To evaluate the accuracy of ultrasound (ULTRA) in assessing fat-free mass (FFM) in comparison with hydrostatic weighing (HW) and skinfolds (SK) in high school wrestlers in a hydrated state. Methods: Body composition was determined by ULTRA, HW, and three-site SK in 70 high school wrestlers (mean T SD: age, 15.5 T 1.5; height, 1.60 T 0.08 m; body mass…