The MoistureMeterD Compact is an all-in-one measurement unit that is composed of an integrated probe, a built in contact pressure sensor and a display screen. The LCD display shows measured values in percentage of local tissue water (0 to 99%) down to an effective depth of 2mm. The MoistureMeterD Compact may be used either as a stand-alone device or measurement data may be collected wirelessly to the DelfWin software (sold separately).
The MoistureMeterD Compact generates a high frequency, low power electromagnetic (EM) wave which the tissue is exposed to. The reflected EM wave is registered and the obtained value is a dielectric constant, which is proportional to the water content of the measured tissue. This TDC (tissue dielectric constant) value is converted to water percentage and displayed on the screen. The value increases with increasing water content and oedema.