Software

  1. Description
  2. BC Segmental
  3. BC 4
  4. BC 3
  5. BC 1.0 – 2.1
  6. Datalogger
  7. Other Software

Test Results Graphs_April 15 2013

Product Overview:

Scale weight alone does not provide enough information to help create customized healthy weight management programs for individuals. BC software is ideal for the healthcare professionals monitoring and recording changes in body composition. After testing with an RJL body composition analyzer, the measurements are entered into the BC software which performs the body composition analysis. The results can provide suggestions for effective lifestyle changes to improve body composition by using food and fitness ideas included in the software. Body composition changes can be easily monitored over time with historical graphic and/or numeric reporting. Optional input fields include blood pressure, vitamin D, A1C, lipid panel, and waist, wrist, and neck circumfrences. BC is also able to import patient information from databases created by RJL’s previous body composition software. BC provides numerous sets of prediction equations for estimating body composition.

Test Results Reports_April 15 2013

Population Equation Options:

  • NHANES-III (General Population) This equation set is appropriate for general populations, and the Fat, FFM, and TBW formulas have been validated with data from the NHANES-III study
  • New Pediatric ( Ages 4 – 19 ) (Also validated for obese children)
  • Mexican Adults ( Male & Female )
  • Native Americans
  • Obese ( BMI > 30 )
  • African American ( Obese )
  • Athletic
  • HIV
  • BIA-103 ( Provided for historical purposes only )
  • All Body Types (BMI adjustable)

RJL_BC3_SCREENSHOT_slice010Features of BC

  • Estimates body composition and other values:
    FAT    TBW    BMR    Phase Angle
    FFM    ICW    DEE    Impedance
    BMI    ECW
  • Historical graphs and reports allow tracking changes over time.
  • Provides sample exercises and meal plan to help promote a healthy lifestyle.

Please note: This software is specific to the Segmental Quantum-V Analyzer. If you have any other analyzer, install BC4 instead.

Downloads

Use these packages to install BC Segmental on your computer, or to upgrade to the latest release.

PC Apple Mac
Download Version 1.1.2 for Windows Download Version 1.1.2 for Mac OS X

BC Segmental can be safely installed alongside BC4, and will remain completely separate.

System Requirements

PC Apple Mac
Windows 7 / 8 / 10
100 MiB disk space available
Mac with Intel Processor
OS 10.7 (Lion) or newer
100 MiB disk space available

Downloads

RJL Systems is now offering a 30-day FREE trial of BC4. Download and run the appropriate installer, below:

PC Apple Mac
Download Version 4.2.0 for Windows Download Version 4.2.0 for Mac OS X

BC4 can be safely installed alongside BC3, and will import all of your settings from BC3, including which database to store data in. If you decide BC4 is not for you, simply uninstall it.

If you decide to keep it, purchase a license key.

If you have a licensed older copy of BC4 installed and your update subscription is current, you can use the trial to upgrade your software. If your subscription has lapsed, the installer will ask you to renew it.

Order

Software

Item# Description Price  
BC4 BC (Body Composition) $100.00
BC4 Extra Seat Allow your software license code to be used on an additional computer. $50.00

Revision History

Please Click Here to see the list of changes in the BC4 program.

System Requirements

PC Apple Mac
Windows 7 / 8 / 10
100 MiB disk space available
Mac with Intel Processor
OS 10.7 (Lion) or newer
100 MiB disk space available

Documents

BC Body Composition Analysis v.4

BC 4 FAQs

BC 4

How do I know which equation set I should select for an individual?

The user’s guide for your software should have a brief description of each of the equation sets, and why it was created. (It may be in the FAQ section in the back.)

In general, most people tend to use the “NHANES-III” equation set. The equations for Fat and Fat-Free Mass, and Total Body Water were developed as part of the Fels Longitudinal Study, which collected information about a large cross-section of the American population. A second study was done which showed how the equations performed on data collected in the NHANES-III survey, which also included a large cross-section of the American population. As a result, it tends to provide good estimates for body composition for individuals with relatively nondescript body types — that is, they resemble a “typical American of their sex and (approximate) age.”

However, for people who do not resemble the general population, the accuracy of these equations will tend to degrade. For example:

For people who are very thin or very skinny or who, when you look at them, you can say “Just by looking at you, I can tell that you work out on a very regular basis,” the NHANES-III set will tend to over-estimate body fat. That is, they may estimate body fat too high. For these people, we generally recommend the “Athletic” equation set.

On the other end of the spectrum, for people who are very obese, the NHANES-III equations will tend to under-estimate fat. For these people, the “Obese” equation set will likely provide a more accurate estimate.

Posted in: BC 1.x - BC 2.x, BC 3, BC 4, BC iPad

I have a client who just underwent gender reassignment surgery. Now the body composition estimates are drastically different than they were before. What gives?

There’s more to being male (or female) than just your genetalia.

As we grow, our gender affects how our bones, muscles, etc grow, and how fat is distributed throughout the body. Because of this, equation sets will typically use different formulas to estimate body composition based on gender.

When entering data for a person, you should always use their biological sex / gender, regardless of which gender they currently self-identify as.

Posted in: BC 1.x - BC 2.x, BC 3, BC 4, Other Software, RJL Software, Validity of BIA

Order

BC 3.0 has been replaced by BC 4.0

System Requirements

PC Apple Mac
Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 / 8
60 MiB disk space available
Mac with Intel Processor
OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or newer
60 MiB disk space available

Updates

BC 3.0.9b

BC 3.0.9b is a minor update that builds upon the data updates in 3.0.9a. Itincludes the following revisions:

  • The original activity list has been merged with the list from 3.0.9a, creating a longer, more broad list of activities.
  • Lean Dry Mass (LDM) and the associated average ranges were missing from the Averages Summary page in the software and in the overview on the first page of the "Big Table" formatted report.

And, from 3.0.9a:

  • Updated activity list to be more inclusive.
  • Revised meal plans to be more modern and include vegetarian and gluten-free options.
  • Updated the definitions page in the report.

NOTE: On Windows, you may continue seeing the old food and activity information after installing this update. If that happens, run the "Clear stale program data" utility found on the desktop and in the Start Menu folder. You will need to do this for every person that uses the BC program.

Download the update for Windows Download the update for Mac OS

Documents

BC Body Composition Analysis v.3

BC 3 FAQs

BC 3

How do I know which equation set I should select for an individual?

The user’s guide for your software should have a brief description of each of the equation sets, and why it was created. (It may be in the FAQ section in the back.)

In general, most people tend to use the “NHANES-III” equation set. The equations for Fat and Fat-Free Mass, and Total Body Water were developed as part of the Fels Longitudinal Study, which collected information about a large cross-section of the American population. A second study was done which showed how the equations performed on data collected in the NHANES-III survey, which also included a large cross-section of the American population. As a result, it tends to provide good estimates for body composition for individuals with relatively nondescript body types — that is, they resemble a “typical American of their sex and (approximate) age.”

However, for people who do not resemble the general population, the accuracy of these equations will tend to degrade. For example:

For people who are very thin or very skinny or who, when you look at them, you can say “Just by looking at you, I can tell that you work out on a very regular basis,” the NHANES-III set will tend to over-estimate body fat. That is, they may estimate body fat too high. For these people, we generally recommend the “Athletic” equation set.

On the other end of the spectrum, for people who are very obese, the NHANES-III equations will tend to under-estimate fat. For these people, the “Obese” equation set will likely provide a more accurate estimate.

Posted in: BC 1.x - BC 2.x, BC 3, BC 4, BC iPad

I have a client who just underwent gender reassignment surgery. Now the body composition estimates are drastically different than they were before. What gives?

There’s more to being male (or female) than just your genetalia.

As we grow, our gender affects how our bones, muscles, etc grow, and how fat is distributed throughout the body. Because of this, equation sets will typically use different formulas to estimate body composition based on gender.

When entering data for a person, you should always use their biological sex / gender, regardless of which gender they currently self-identify as.

Posted in: BC 1.x - BC 2.x, BC 3, BC 4, Other Software, RJL Software, Validity of BIA

System Requirements

  • 800 x 600 x 256 color screen setting
  • 30 MB of disk space minimum
  • 32 MB Memory (recommended 64 MB Memory)
  • 133 MHz Pentium Processor or equivalent (recommended 300 MHz Pentium-II Processor or equivalent)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or greater (Recommended Microsoft I.E. 5.5 or greater)
  • Windows 95 / 98 / ME / 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / 7 / 8 — These versions have all been tested

BC version 2.1 and earlier CAN NOT be run natively on Mac OS.

Updates

BC 2.1 Build 10

The final release in the BC1 - BC2 series is version 2.1 Build 10.

Any copy of BC from version "1.0 Build 1" to "2.1 Build 9" can be updated to version "2.1 Build 10" with this update. Download the update.

A summary of the change history can be read here.

Please Note:This is not a complete installer. You must have BC installed on your computer and the BC program must be closed before applying this update. It also CAN NOT be used to downgrade BC3 to BC 2.1


Documents

BC 1 / BC 2 FAQs

BC 1.x - BC 2.x

How do I know which equation set I should select for an individual?

The user’s guide for your software should have a brief description of each of the equation sets, and why it was created. (It may be in the FAQ section in the back.)

In general, most people tend to use the “NHANES-III” equation set. The equations for Fat and Fat-Free Mass, and Total Body Water were developed as part of the Fels Longitudinal Study, which collected information about a large cross-section of the American population. A second study was done which showed how the equations performed on data collected in the NHANES-III survey, which also included a large cross-section of the American population. As a result, it tends to provide good estimates for body composition for individuals with relatively nondescript body types — that is, they resemble a “typical American of their sex and (approximate) age.”

However, for people who do not resemble the general population, the accuracy of these equations will tend to degrade. For example:

For people who are very thin or very skinny or who, when you look at them, you can say “Just by looking at you, I can tell that you work out on a very regular basis,” the NHANES-III set will tend to over-estimate body fat. That is, they may estimate body fat too high. For these people, we generally recommend the “Athletic” equation set.

On the other end of the spectrum, for people who are very obese, the NHANES-III equations will tend to under-estimate fat. For these people, the “Obese” equation set will likely provide a more accurate estimate.

Posted in: BC 1.x - BC 2.x, BC 3, BC 4, BC iPad

What are the minimum system requirements to run the BC software?

BC versions 1.0 – 2.1 require a Windows PC with the following:

  • 800 x 600 x 256 color screen setting
  • 30 MB of disk space minimum
  • 32 MB Memory (recommended 64 MB Memory)
  • 133 MHz Pentium Processor or equivalent (recommended 300 MHz Pentium-II Processor or equivalent)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or greater (Recommended Microsoft I.E. 5.5 or greater)
  • Windows 95 / 98 / ME / 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / 7 / 8  — These versions have all been tested

BC version 2.1 and earlier CAN NOT be run natively on Mac OS.

Posted in: BC 1.x - BC 2.x

The installer is asking me which analyzer I have. I have an older unit that isn’t on the list. Can I not use BC?

Some of our newer analyzers have advanced features that require additional software and/or special settings to be able to take advantage of them. This is why the installer is asking you what model analyzer you have. If you have an older analyzer that is not in the list, select the “Quantum-II”.

Posted in: BC 1.x - BC 2.x

What programming language is BC written in?

BC versions 1.0 – 2.1 were written in Perl. If you have a copy of the Perl interpreter installed on your computer, BC may have issues. Please contact us for more information.

Posted in: BC 1.x - BC 2.x

Can I run BC from a server across the network?

You can, but it is not recommended. Because of the way the program executable is built, you will see MASSIVE amounts of network traffic while the program is running. As a result, not only will your network be impacted, but your users will experience slow performance from BC. We recommend that BC be installed on each local workstation from which it will be used.

Posted in: BC 1.x - BC 2.x

Can I configure BC to access databases from a centralized file server?

Yes. When you install BC, you will be presented with the choice of doing a “Standard” installation or an “Advanced” one. Choose “Advanced.” You will be given opportunities to specify locations for storing settings and databases.

Posted in: BC 1.x - BC 2.x

I have a client who just underwent gender reassignment surgery. Now the body composition estimates are drastically different than they were before. What gives?

There’s more to being male (or female) than just your genetalia.

As we grow, our gender affects how our bones, muscles, etc grow, and how fat is distributed throughout the body. Because of this, equation sets will typically use different formulas to estimate body composition based on gender.

When entering data for a person, you should always use their biological sex / gender, regardless of which gender they currently self-identify as.

Posted in: BC 1.x - BC 2.x, BC 3, BC 4, Other Software, RJL Software, Validity of BIA

System Requirements

Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 / 8
10 MiB disk space available

Documents

Datalogger for the Quantum Desktop

Datalogger FAQs

Datalogger

What is the Datalogger?

The Datalogger is a program that allows the Quantum Desktop to be used to record and display real-time changes in resistance and reactance.

Posted in: Datalogger

I don’t have a Quantum Desktop. Can I still use the Datalogger?

No. The Datalogger may only be used with the Quantum Desktop.

Posted in: Datalogger

I purchased a Quantum Desktop, I have a CD for the body composition software, but I don’t see a CD for the Datalogger. Where is it?

The Datalogger is on the same CD as the body composition analysis software you received. The setup program should start when the CD is inserted into your drive. It will ask which analyzer you have. If you select the Quantum Desktop, you will have the opportunity to install the Datalogger.

Posted in: Datalogger

I purchased a Quantum Desktop, I have a USB Flash Drive for the body composition software, but I don’t see one for the Datalogger. Where is it?

The Datalogger is on the same USB Flash Drive as the body composition analysis software. Browse the contents of the Flash Drive, open the “Other Software” folder, and go to “RJL Systems”.

Posted in: Datalogger

Can the Datalogger be installed on a Mac?

Unfortunately, no. The Datalogger only runs on Windows at this time.

Posted in: Datalogger

Can I use the Datalogger to calculate real-time changes in body composition or to diagnose a condition?

The Datalogger only records changes in resistance and reactance in real-time. Once the data has been collected and saved, you can use any spreadsheet or other application to read and process the data.

Posted in: Datalogger

Discontinued Software

The following body composition analysis software programs have been discontinued and are no longer being supported:

  • LeanBody
  • Cyprus
  • Fluid & Nutrition Analysis (FNA)
  • Weight Manager