NASA saw unexplainable inaccuracies around BMI and body fat percentages. In some populations BMI and body fat percentages were providing contradictory health information. Especially in athletes, fit populations and people that tended to be of slighter builds.
Athletes and fit individuals were registering as obese on the BMI scale but were in fact highly fit or with-in the healthy range posting body fat levels of 7% to 14% for men and 15% to 22% for women. Individuals on the smaller side were registering as normal or heathy on the BMI scale but in fact were obese once their respective body fat percentages were determined.
BMI and body fat percentages are highly correlated and move up or down together. NASA solved this problem with an elegant equation comprised of more comprehensive variables and the right questions. As a result, BMI+ provides both BMI and body fat percentage data for users with the highest accuracy.
BMI+’s merging of health technology and mission to provide insightful and accurate information is a breakthrough in the health performance space. This is a low-cost in-home solution that can measure individual health outcomes as well as provide guidance around goal attainment. BMI+ is not just for individuals but can also be the center piece of any weight loss, nutrition or larger health and resilience program.