The MedGem indirect calorimeter is a clinically-validated and FDA 510K-cleared, class II, medical device for measurement of patient resting metabolic rate (RMR).
Instead of estimating RMR with the Harris-Benedict or Katch-McArdle formula, the MedGem scientifically measures a clients Metabolic Fingerprint, that is unique to them.
Estimation formulas cannot factor in thyroid issues, the effects of medications, etc.
“The MedGem may be a useful clinical tool when the Delta-Trac indirect calorimeter is not available….5 predictive equations compared to the MedGem measurement found none of the equations had acceptable bias and precision among overweight and obese adults.” Ziegler et al. 2010
“The portable MedGem may assist research dietitians in determining energy needs of racially diverse populations of middle-aged overweight and obese women.” Spears et al. 2009
“The use of the MedGem may provide clinicians a diagnostic tool for tailoring a nutrition message specific to each client.” McDoniel et al. 2008
“Cardiac output determinations made with the MedGem’s measurements of oxygen uptake are clinically acceptable.” Shepherd et al. 2007
“The MedGem hand-held indirect calorimeter has potential application in clinical evaluations in which typical metabolic carts or other standard methods are not practical.” Fields et al. 2006
“The MedGem can be used to accurately measure oxygen consumption and RMR in capacities where a traditional metabolic cart would not be practical or cost-effective.” Stewart et al. 2005
“The MedGem provides a quick and convenient estimate of RMR in children that is accurate and reliable, and should facilitate the process of pediatric weight management counseling.” Nieman et al. 2005
Microlife’s WatchWT MedGem device is being used to assess metabolic changes in The Biggest Loser™ contestants. “We chose to use the MedGem device based on its accuracy in comparison to other indirect calorimeters.” said Dr. Robert Huizenga, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at UCLA and Medical Advisor to The Biggest Loser
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