Introducing SOZO

Body Fluid Analyzer

SOZO is the world’s first interactive health monitor to use
ImpediMed’s patented bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS)
technology to monitor a person’s fluid status and overall
body composition.

Science behind SOZO

Bioimpedance refers to the process of sending a painless electrical current, typically at one or more frequencies, through the body and measuring the body’s response.

Lymphedema

Lymphedema refers to the swelling of the extremities after impairment to the lymphatic system.
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Device Specifications

The SOZO system contains everything you need to start monitoring your fluid and/or overall body composition.
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Science behind SOZO

What is Bioimpedance?

Bioimpedance refers to the process of sending a painless electrical current, typically at one or more frequencies, through the body. Measuring the body’s resistance and reactance in response to this electrical current allows the user to analyze and understand the body’s fluid status. Bioimpedance Spectroscopy (BIS) has become widely accepted as a safe, non-invasive and easy to use method to determine fluid and tissue status.

Effectiveness of BIS

Bioimpedance Spectroscopy, or BIS, is a clinically-proven technology that measures impedance at 256 different points over a full spectrum of frequencies from 3 kHz to 1000 kHz allowing precise measurement and analysis of Extracellular Fluid, Intracellular Fluid and Total Body Water. BIS does not depend on population-specific algorithms, making it a more precise measurement of fluid.

Although other bioimpedance systems do exist, these methods are often a single frequency approach. Such approaches rely on population-specific data to create an estimated reading of the patient’s fluid levels in comparison to a true individual assessment derived through BIS. By using BIS technology, SOZO can detect small fluid changes in the body, providing a more detailed and individualized assessment of your body’s health status. This individualized data helps both the patients and physicians assess and manage potential health issues in the most effective way.

SOZO and Lymphedema

Lymphedema refers to the build-up of fluid resulting in the swelling of the affected site due to impairment to the lymphatic system. This condition usually occurs after the removal or irradiation of the lymph nodes during cancer related treatment and can lead to pain, infection, reduced mobility and overall impaired function.

Lymphedema will remain an ongoing risk for patients who have suffered lymph node trauma but early detection and timely treatment may assist in reducing and managing this condition, therefore helping to improve a patient’s quality of life overall.

“Periodic monitoring of women at high risk of LE with BIS allows early detection and timely intervention for LE, which reduces the incidence of clinical LE from 36.4% to 4.4%. This may have implications for quality of life and health care costs.”1Using Impedimed’s BIS technology and the company’s clinically proven L-Dex® technology, SOZO can aid in the pre-operative clinical assessment and monitoring of lymphedema in the arms in women and legs in men and women. SOZO’s rapid and non-invasive measurement enables pre-emptive rather than reactive care of cancer-related lymphedema helping both physicians and patients to be able to take control of their health.

1Soran, A., et al., The Importance of detection of subclinical lymphedema for the prevention of breast cancer-related clinical lymphedema after axillary lymph node dissection; a prospective observational study. Lymphat Res Biol, 2014. 12(4): p.289-94.

Benefits of using SOZO for lymphedema

Easy to integrate

SOZO does not require gel electrodes, a separate testing room or elaborate instructions making it easy to incorporate into routine clinic visits and check-ups.

Quick results

Using an application based software, SOZO takes a measurement and displays results within seconds.

User friendly

SOZO has a user-friendly interface built around the patients and physicians to ensure they receive information in the quickest and easiest way.

Connectivity

SOZO allows physicians to track and manage their patients, easily and efficiently at anytime.

Device Specifications

The SOZO system contains everything you need to start monitoring your fluid and/or overall body composition.

Tablet

  • Application based software
  • Compatible with Android devices
    running on 5.0 Lollipop or higher

Hardware

  • 8 stainless steel body composition sensors

Weight

  • SOZO Device: 10.0 lb / 4.5 kg
  • SOZO Support Stand: 25.5 lb / 11.6 kg
  • SOZO Weight Limit: 375 lb / 169.5 kg

Dimensions

  • SOZO Touch: 13.0 x 6.8 x 2.9 in / 32.9 x 17.2 x 7.4 cm
  • SOZO Step: 17.4 x 12.7 x 2.2 in / 44.2 x 32.2 x 5.7 cm
  • SOZO Support Stand (with plates): 17.5 x 18.4 x 41.5 in / 44.5 x 46.8 x 105.3 cm

Conditions of Use

  • Operating Temperature: +5°C to +40°C (+41°F to +104°F)
  • Relative humidity range: 15% to 93%, non-condensing
  • Atmospheric pressure range: 700 hpa to 1060 hpa