Bioelectrical impedance measurement of subcutaneous fat thickness using apparent resistivity

Kouichiro Murakami, Takanori Uchiyama

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Abstract

Measurements of subcutaneous fat thickness provide valuable information regarding human health. In previous studies, subcutaneous fat thickness was estimated by bioelectrical impedance; however, this method required sophisticated equipment and analysis. The objective of this study was to develop a simple method to determine subcutaneous fat thickness using apparent resistivity. A single-frequency 50-kHz bipolar pulse was applied to a tetrapolar electrode, while steady-state pulses were used to determine the apparent resistivity. Subcutaneous fat thickness was determined using ultrasound tomography. We obtained a linear correlation of R = 0.916 between subcutaneous fat thickness and apparent resistivity from measurements at 20 sites on a human anterior thigh. The obtained regression equation suggests that subcutaneous fat thickness can be estimated using the apparent resistivity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE/EMBS Region 8 International Conference on Information Technology Applications in Biomedicine, ITAB
Pages210-212
Number of pages3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event6th International Special Topic Conference on ITAB, 2007 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2007 Nov 82007 Nov 11

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Other6th International Special Topic Conference on ITAB, 2007
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period07/11/807/11/11

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Acoustic impedance
Oils and fats
Tomography
Ultrasonics
Health
Electrodes

Keywords

  • Apparent resistivity
  • Bioelectrical impedance
  • Subcutaneous fat thickness
  • Wenner method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science(all)

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Murakami, K., & Uchiyama, T. (2008). Bioelectrical impedance measurement of subcutaneous fat thickness using apparent resistivity. In Proceedings of the IEEE/EMBS Region 8 International Conference on Information Technology Applications in Biomedicine, ITAB (pp. 210-212). [4407383] https://doi.org/10.1109/ITAB.2007.4407383

Bioelectrical impedance measurement of subcutaneous fat thickness using apparent resistivity. / Murakami, Kouichiro; Uchiyama, Takanori.

Proceedings of the IEEE/EMBS Region 8 International Conference on Information Technology Applications in Biomedicine, ITAB. 2008. p. 210-212 4407383.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Murakami, K & Uchiyama, T 2008, Bioelectrical impedance measurement of subcutaneous fat thickness using apparent resistivity. in Proceedings of the IEEE/EMBS Region 8 International Conference on Information Technology Applications in Biomedicine, ITAB., 4407383, pp. 210-212, 6th International Special Topic Conference on ITAB, 2007, Tokyo, Japan, 07/11/8. https://doi.org/10.1109/ITAB.2007.4407383
Murakami K, Uchiyama T. Bioelectrical impedance measurement of subcutaneous fat thickness using apparent resistivity. In Proceedings of the IEEE/EMBS Region 8 International Conference on Information Technology Applications in Biomedicine, ITAB. 2008. p. 210-212. 4407383 https://doi.org/10.1109/ITAB.2007.4407383
Murakami, Kouichiro ; Uchiyama, Takanori. / Bioelectrical impedance measurement of subcutaneous fat thickness using apparent resistivity. Proceedings of the IEEE/EMBS Region 8 International Conference on Information Technology Applications in Biomedicine, ITAB. 2008. pp. 210-212
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