seca innovations impress medical experts.
The combination of this innovative product, which delivers a fast initial diagnosis of weight, and the seca mBCA, which generates a detailed analysis of body composition, is perfect for our times. For the number of overweight people in the world population is climbing steadily. The Lancet, one of the oldest and most respected medical journals, published a study in August 2013 on the nutritional status and weight in the global populace. The results are shocking. Nearly one-third of all people are considered overweight or obese.
In 1980, 857 million of the world population of 4.45 billion, or about 19%, weighed too much. In 2013, some 2.1 billion were overweight, which corresponds to 29.6% of the 7.2 billion people in the world at the end of 2013/beginning of 2014. This is a dangerous trend, as an overweight person is more likely to develop diabetes, cancer or cardiopulmonary disease.
As the world's leader in medical measuring and weighing, seca has been paying attention to this development for several decades. The seca team makes it possible for doctors and medical staff to take precise height, weight and body composition measurements on devices equipped with user-oriented details. Then an accurate diagnosis can be made and the course of treatment can be monitored closely. MEDICA visitors' interest in the seca innovations is proof that the company is heading in the right direction.
seca at MEDICA 2014: hall 12 at stand A63.
MEDICA 2014 takes place at the Congress Center in Düsseldorf from 12th to 15th of November 2014.