Samsung BIA System Validation Study

Study Type

General Health & Wellbeing

Study Purpose

The purpose of the SAMSUNG research study is to collect body composition data using bioimpedance analysis (Samsung) and DXA (GE Medical). The data collected will help Samsung improve the products the company offers.

About the Study

Participants in the SAMSUNG research study will undergo a series of body measurements, scans and tests administered by trained staff. The measurements will include height, weight and body mass index (BMI). The Whole body DXA scan will measure the amount of bone, muscle and fat in the body and the Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis will also measure the amount of fat in the body using a different method of measure. All participants will receive the results of these tests and scans, and written information with guidance for weight control and bone health will be given to the participant and the participant's parents/guardian.

Study Design

Number of visits:

  • 1 Study visit (approximately1 hour)

Study procedures:

  • Height, weight, vitals
  • Circumference of the waist, hip, arms and legs
  • Urine collection (pre-menopausal women only)
  • Whole body DXA scan
  • Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA)

Eligible volunteers will be scheduled for testing at Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Participants must follow at least a two-hour fast (nothing to eat or drink besides water for 2 hours prior to your appointment). Study procedures are not for diagnostic or treatment purposes and the DXA scan is intended for research purposes. All study procedures will be provided at no cost to participants.

Study Qualifications

  • Age: 10-17 years old
  • Considered normal weight, overweight, or obese
  • Total body weight < 300 pounds

Study Duration

1 Day (~1 hour)


Earn up to $25 for participation.

Study Contact

If you are interested in volunteering for the Samsung study, click here to screen online or email

If you think you may be eligible, please click the button below to screen online.


Please do not fill out this questionnaire for anyone other than yourself unless you are their legal guardian.
If you know someone who may be interested please direct them to the site or have them call us directly at 225-763-3000.


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