This page will help you get ready to start providing RMR measurements and help you market your new service.
BodyGem and MedGem Measurement Resources:
The registration code is also included on the USB memory drive.
Understanding the numbers on the Analyzer software and printout.
RMR accounts for 65-75% of the calories a person burns each day.
The Analyzer software determines how active their lifestyle is based on their work activity levels, numbers of hours worked, sleep hours, etc., and then adds those calories to compute their Daily Calorie Expenditure
Their Daily Calorie Expenditure is RMR + Lifestyle. Their Daily Calorie Budget is RMR + Lifestyle – Weight Loss Goal.
Using the example that’s on the MedGem Analyzer sample report, the client’s RMR plus their lifestyle equals a Calorie Expenditure of 2,212 calories per day.
Setting a weight loss goal of one pound per week results is a 500 calorie per day reduction in their Daily Calorie Budget, which is the 1,712 calories per day number.
If they eat 1,712 calories each day and burn 2,212 calories during normal activities, they will be on target to lose one pound per week.
If your client exercises that day and burns 300 calories, their Total Calorie Expenditure would be 2,512 calories.
They can eat their planned Daily Calorie Budget of 1712 calories and let those exercise calories that they burn help them lose weight more quickly. Or they can add 200 calories to their Daily Calorie Budget, making it 1,912, to maintain the 500 calorie imbalance.
Inserting a measured body fat measurement
The Analyzer software estimates the clients body fat percentage, and it’s +/- 2% of DEXA on clients that have a BMI of 28 and higher.
The next release of Analyzer software will allow you to insert your measured body fat percent.
Until then, you can use the Note feature to insert a note on the clients measurement report, such as “Your measured body fat percent is 18%.”
Computer Adaptor Cable
The serial cable mentioned in the training video is not included in the System Kits, but is available for $50.
Connecting the BodyGem or MedGem to a computer during a test only gives you a few benefits; it allows you to see their tidal flow as their breathing settles in during the test, and it automatically enters the RMR number in the Analyzer software.
The drawback is that you have to test your client near a computer, versus being able to test anywhere.
And some computer USB ports don’t properly sense the device.
To initialize the BodyGem measurement, simply press the button on the top of the device.
It will do a self-test, and then beep and the light will turn green, when it is ready to start the measurement.
Then in the BodyGem Analyzer software, click on the Enter Measurement for Client box (green box) and simply enter the RMR number into the Analyzer software.
Download the Analyzer software
If you lost your CD or if you don’t have a CD-Rom drive, you can click on the link below to save the .exe file.
Enter your contact information, including the serial# of your device; and you will be given access to the download file.
You will still need to enter your Registration Code from the CD case. If you don’t have one, contact us.
To move your Analyzer database to a new computer, follow these instructions.
Install the Analyzer program on your new computer.
Please “do not run” the program before transferring the Database from old computer to the new one.
1. Make a copy of the database as a backup and/or to transfer the database to another computer. It is located in the folder: “C:\ProgramFiles\HealtheApp 4.1” or “C:\ProgramFiles(x86)\Microlife\HealtheApp 4.1” for 64 bit and the filename is: “HEALTHEAPP.HTD”
2. On your new computer go to “C:\ProgramFiles\HealtheApp 4.1” or “C:\Program Files(x86)\Microlife\Healtheapp-4.1” and replace the database (HEALTHEAPP.HTD) file with the one from old computer.
3. Now you can run the program.
To fix “The type initializer for ‘HealtheTech.Login.CoreLogin’ threw an exception’ error
1-Use the “add/remove programs” feature in control panel to uninstall the program. Then delete the program icon on your home screen or task bar.
2- Restart the computer.
3- Click on the Analyzer .exe file to install it again.
4- When you get to the Destination Folder screen, change the destination folder to “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microlife\Healtheapp–4.1” (place a “-“ between p and 4) to load the database file in a different folder.
5. Run the program.
To access the serial number of your device follow these instructions.
The white label with the model number and serial number is located behind the flow tube.
The mouthpiece filters connect to the flow tube, which slides out of the device.
Hold the device in one hand, and pull on the neck of the flow tube with the other while gently rocking it back and forth, and it will slide out.
The white label is on the inside of the indirect calorimeter.
Do not touch any of the sensors on the top and bottom of the device.
BodyGem and MedGem Per-Use System Low Measurement Warning
When you per-use device has only 10 measurements left, it will warn you, so that you can get a Reorder Kit before you run out of measurements.
The Start Button on top of the device will flash yellow and green, and the C-## will appear on the LCD panel, showing you how many measurements you have left.
To bypass the warning, press the Start Button twice to start the initialization process. The Start Button will turn solid green when it is ready.
RMR Measurement Marketing:
Marketing Posters and Trifold Brochures
The marketing poster and trifold brochures that came with your system kit will help your clients understand the need for RMR testing.
The posters look great with a black frame from your local arts supply store.
Click here for a PDF of the BodyGem RMR Poster
The tri-fold brochures can be placed in a vertical brochure holder on your reception desk.
Click here for a PDF of the BodyGem Trifold Brochure
You can order additional posters and tri-fold brochures. Posters are $5. Tri-fold brochures are $25 for 50.
If your facility has glass at the entrance, you can have “Get Your Metabolism Tested” lettering painted on the glass to attract the attention of walk-by traffic.
People will pay just to know what their metabolic rate is, as many people believe that they have a ‘slow metabolism“.
MedGem Reimbursement Codes
If you’ve purchased your device from David, call him at 720-431-1461
If you need additional help, contact Customer Support at 1-800-968-1378