A Treasured Island

How Rice Lake’s Competitor Series body composition analyzer assists health initiative’s on the remote Pacific Island of Yap

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The Island of Yap is part of the Federated States of Micronesia. It is an island measuring less than 40 square miles and is secluded from the rest of the world. Even then, modern healthcare and fitness technology from Rice Lake Weighing System is helping to overcome the growing obesity rate among the Yapese people.

Since it was introduced, the BCA has already received a warm reception. “The medical staff appreciates the fact that they no longer have to work mathematical formulas involving height and weight; it is done automatically and saves much time and effort,” says  Naty Malgarsoh, public health nurse supervisor at Wa’ab Community Health Centre.

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