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Device Uses Optical Nano-Biotechnology To Measure Body Fat

Planet82 Inc., a global leader of nanotechnology, today announced the successful debut the world’s first Near Infrared (NIR) body fat meter, AccuFat, at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2007. Planet82’s showcase of its VGA-color, SMPD chip for taking images in the dark without a flash and its NIR personal body fat meter, AccuFat, gave the world its first demonstration of the latest advances in imaging and bio meter technologies available for demonstration today.

AccuFat is the world’s first, NIR sensor for detecting personal body fat anywhere on the body. AccuFat uses optical nano-biotechnology to measure body fat with a NIR light source, a photo diode that contains five LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes). AccuFat’s unique design enables it to detect light wavelengths into the infrared band to take measurements of up to 50 mm of subcutaneous fat. Using NIR, AccuFat detects the reflected signal from the fat layer and displays its thickness on its screen. Recommended areas of the body to use the AccuFat meter on include, but are not limited to, the abdomen, suprailiac, hip, thigh and triceps.

Currently, AccuFat is in review with the Conformité Européenne (CE or European Health & Safety Administration) and the Korea Food & Drug Administration (KFDA) for their approval. Planet82 is also planning to apply for approval of the AccuFat with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in the near future. AccuFat is ideally suited for new applications in the healthcare and fitness industries where board certified bariatric surgeons and endocrinologists can use the meter as part of a treatment program for obesity-related diseases such as diabetes and thyroid disease. For plastic surgeons conducting liposuction, AccuFat can be used for pre-surgery measurement and post-surgery analysis. Fitness trainers, athletic coaches and nutritionists will also be able to use AccuFat for their health and sports patients. Eventually, a retail version of AccuFat will be made available to consumers for personal use.

Planet82 Inc., a global leader of nanotechnology, today announced the successful debut the world’s first Near Infrared (NIR) body fat meter, AccuFat, at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2007. Planet82’s showcase of its VGA-color, SMPD chip for taking images in the dark without a flash and its NIR personal body fat meter, AccuFat, gave the world its first demonstration of the latest advances in imaging and bio meter technologies available for demonstration today.

AccuFat is the world’s first, NIR sensor for detecting personal body fat anywhere on the body. AccuFat uses optical nano-biotechnology to measure body fat with a NIR light source, a photo diode that contains five LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes). AccuFat’s unique design enables it to detect light wavelengths into the infrared band to take measurements of up to 50 mm of subcutaneous fat. Using NIR, AccuFat detects the reflected signal from the fat layer and displays its thickness on its screen. Recommended areas of the body to use the AccuFat meter on include, but are not limited to, the abdomen, suprailiac, hip, thigh and triceps.

Currently, AccuFat is in review with the Conformité Européenne (CE or European Health & Safety Administration) and the Korea Food & Drug Administration (KFDA) for their approval. Planet82 is also planning to apply for approval of the AccuFat with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in the near future. AccuFat is ideally suited for new applications in the healthcare and fitness industries where board certified bariatric surgeons and endocrinologists can use the meter as part of a treatment program for obesity-related diseases such as diabetes and thyroid disease. For plastic surgeons conducting liposuction, AccuFat can be used for pre-surgery measurement and post-surgery analysis. Fitness trainers, athletic coaches and nutritionists will also be able to use AccuFat for their health and sports patients. Eventually, a retail version of AccuFat will be made available to consumers for personal use.

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