Method safety for humans
To better understand the benefits of bioimpedance and appreciate its therapeutic value, let's look at the history of this study. The first mention of the electrical conductivity of human tissues dates back to 1880 in the works of V. Thomson.
Then, already in the 20th century, the bioimpedance method was actively used in sports medicine. With its help, the volume of the muscle mass, physical endurance of an athlete, was determined. Regular measurements showed the need to correct the load, diet, and other indicators.
Applying technology for the early detection of skin cancer/melanoma, we will once again raise the question of the possible impact of bioimpedance at the cellular level. In 2004, scientists from Germany tracked the mechanism of cell shape change during self-destruction (apoptosis).
The bioimpedance method was used for this study. During the change in the structure of the cell in apoptosis (programmed cell suicide), bioimpedance clearly tracked all the processes inside, while not interfering with the life cycle of the cell.
That is, this work clearly demonstrates that the bioimpedance method helps to diagnose, but at the same time does not impact the integrity of the internal environment of the body. This technology differs from others in the reliability and accuracy of measurements, as well as the absence of harmful radiation.
Today, bioimpedance is one of the methods routinely used in Health Centers around the world. Bioimpedance is prescribed even during pregnancy, it is safe for children. Many people do not notice, but in everyday life we constantly encounter impedance.
Vivid examples are household appliances - smart scales, fitness bracelets; specialized equipment, for example, for diagnosing stroke, assessing the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and fluid in tissues, as well as the NOTA mole tracker device. This is a portable device and application for mapping and examining moles at home.