A Systematic Review on the Accuracy and Reliability the BodyGem/MedGem Metabolic Devices
With the number of individuals becoming overweight or obese, healthcare professionals are in need of accurate, reliable, and convenient tools to help personalize weight loss programs. Recently, a new indirect calorimeter (i.e. MedGem / BodyGem; aka “Gem”) was introduced as a convenient solution to determine resting metabolic rate (RMR) for assessment of daily energy needs. Several validation and comparison studies were conducted to determine if the Gem device is accurate and reliable. The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review of previous studies that evaluated the accuracy and reliability of the Gem devices.
Resting Metabolic Rate
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
|Official Title:||A Systematic Review on the Accuracy and Reliability of a Hand-Held Indirect Calorimeter for Assessing Energy Needs in Adults & Children|