TANITA is the founder of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) and the first to bring a so-called body fat analyser to the market. By continuing to innovate and develop, we have become the world leader in health monitoring and the only manufacturer making it available to both professionals and home users. We work hard every day to do our bit for a healthier and happier world. We want to motivate people to take control of their own health. We do this through innovative technologies, development of new measurements and innovative products. 

What makes TANITA special?

Insightful, innovative and unique measurements based on high-quality and reliable Japanese technology. Our family business now stands on more than 70 years of experience. 

We were the first company in the world to offer new health insights. We pioneered the body fat analyser, developed unique new measurements and made BIA technology available to everyone. The sarcopenia index, measuring muscle quality and determining metabolic age, we developed them all. Read more about our innovative products here. Read more about our innovative products here. 

Our BIA technology is accessible and usable by everyone. From children to 80-year-olds, from runners to swimmers, from slim to muscular and from personal trainers to doctors.

TANITA is continuously contributing to everyone's healthy lifestyle by always introducing innovative health insights. We believe these insights empower people to make lasting lifestyle changes. Learning a new habit takes an average of 66 days. By monitoring your progress over time, you stay motivated to maintain your new lifestyle. Until the new habits are truly new and don't require any effort.

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Medical advisory board

TANITA is regarded by the scientific community as the gold standard in BIA technology and the TANITA Medical Advisory Board ensures Tanita remains at the forefront of scientific advances. TANITA uniquely offers this technology for both professional and home use.


Professor Steven Heymsfield Executive Director of Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge USA. Member of TANITA Medical Advisory Board

‘As a Medical Advisory Board member, I have consulted with and learned from TANITA engineers for over 20 years as they developed early prototypes that have now blossomed into advanced bioimpedance technologies that accurately quantify body composition. These developments are timely as a critical need exists to go beyond simple but inaccurate measures of body shape and composition (e.g., body mass index) when evaluating people with obesity, sarcopenia, and other chronic medical conditions and diseases.’


Professor Angelo Pietrobelli, M.D. Professor of Paediatrics Professor of Nutrition Paediatric Unit Department of Surgical Sciences, Dentistry, Gynaecology and Paediatrics, University of Verona, Verona, Italy Member of TANITA Medical Advisory Board

‘The 4-Compartment model is a gold standard method to assess body composition in many conditions such as over and under nutrition, hydration, obesity and sarcopenia.’