This Microlife BodyGem page provides explanations of error codes.
The BodyGem® has detected an air leak during the measurement. Check the following:
1) Ensure that the flowtube and breathing attachment are firmly attached to the Gem device
2) Ensure that the person’s mouth is sealed completely around the mouthpiece
3) Ensure that the noseclip is firmly on the person’s nose, eliminating any air passing through the nostrils
4) Repeat the measurement
Problem: The BodyGem® has detected an interruption during the measurement, such as coughing or sneezing.
Solution: Give the person time to return to a resting state and then repeat the measurement.
Problem: The self-calibration process has not been completed due to detection of an external airflow, such as a vent or fan.
Solution: Complete the calibration process by placing the BodyGem® device on a flat surface away from all other air sources. If this error continues to be repeated on subsequent calibration attempts, try moving to a different location.
Problem: The BodyGem® has detected a pause in breath of greater than 30 seconds.
Solution: The BodyGem® has detected a pause in breath of greater than 30 seconds. Repeat the measurement and remind the person to breathe normally and not hold his/her breath during the measurement.
Problem: The BodyGem® has detected an unusually low rate of oxygen consumption.
Solution: Repeat the measurement and remind the person to breath normally.
Problem: The BodyGem® has detected an unusually high rate of oxygen consumption.
Solution: Review the resting protocol and ensure the client has followed the resting conditions. Repeat the measurement once you have observed the client relaxed and breathing normally for 10 minutes.
Problem: Unit won’t start a measurement
Solution: The BodyGem® device was originally loaded with a set number of measurements based on your purchase. The ‘C’ display indicates the remaining number of measurements on your BodyGem® device. If the numerical value is 00, please contact Microlife Sales to order your replacement device.
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