Instead of estimating RMR with the Harris-Benedict or Katch-McArdle formula, the BodyGem and MedGem scientifically measure a clients Metabolic Fingerprint, that is unique to them.
Estimation formulas cannot factor in thyroid issues, the effects of medications, etc.
For the best care, the American Dietetics Association recommends using indirect calorimetry to measure RMR for the most accurate assessment of nutritional needs.
The BodyGem and MedGem are the same type indirect calorimeter. They have the same functionality, accuracy and reliability.
The difference is that the MedGem has gone through the FDA-approval process, to allow licensed clinicians to make insurance claims on their measurements.
The BodyGem is designed for Personal Trainers, fitness facilities and Dietitians who don’t make insurance claims for their services.
Set yourself above your competition, by offering a higher level of care to your clients with a scientifically determined resting metabolic rate (RMR) measurement. To perform a measurement, your client simply breathes into the device, which measures their oxygen consumption (VO2) to determine their unique metabolic rate.
Measurement providers typically charge between $50-70 for a RMR measurement, so you can generate profits quickly.
A wide variety of health and fitness professionals use the BodyGem, to ensure accurate and reliable measurements for use in their weight management programs. CLICK FOR MORE INFO ON THE BODYGEM
The MedGem is designed for Bariatric Doctors, Dietitians and other healthcare professionals who need an FDA-approved medical device.
The MedGem displays both the RMR and Resting VO2 for patient diagnosis. Insurance reimbursement rates range from $60 – $80 in total reimbursement. AMA CPT Information Services advises using CPT Code 94690 (oxygen uptake) as the primary code for the RMR measurement.
Medical professionals use the MedGem to ensure accurate and reliable measurements for use in their weight management programs. CLICK FOR MORE INFO ON THE MEDGEM
They have been validated against the gold standard Douglas Bag, and against the Sensormedics and Delta Trac hospital metabolic measurement carts.
Our indirect calorimetry devices are portable, self-calibrating, easy to administer, and provide a RMR reading on the LCD panel in 10 minutes or less.
They use bite-wing style mouthpiece filters to make measurements more comfortable for your client and to prevent air leaks.
You can print the Client Measurement Summary Report on regular paper, and you can email it to your client in PDF format.
They have a 2-year warranty, instead of the standard 1-year warranty.
They are lower priced than other indirect calorimetry devices, and we have Starter System Kits to fit almost any budget.
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Who uses the BodyGem and MedGem indirect calorimeters?
Here are some of our measurement providers:
Military Fitness Centers
Camp Elmore – Semper Fit, Camp Lejeune, Camp Pendleton, Cannon Air Force Base, Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital, MCCS Semper Fit, Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center, Naval Hospital Jacksonville, NEMPU5, U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, VA Medical Center WG Hefner
Bariatric Care Centers And Health Providers
Aurora Health Care, Coolsprings MD, GastroSpecialists of Southwest Florida, Healthy Living Medical, HorizonView Health, Kettering Health Network, Lakeview Cardiology of Texas, McCarty Weight Loss, MedPro Primary Care, Meridian Weight Management, Sage Bariatric, Total HealthcareMD, Total Wellness and Bariatrics, TrueBio Innovative Health, US Olympic & Paralympic Committee, Valley Weight Loss Clinic
Honda Wellness Center, Intuit, SRI International
Health and Fitness Clubs
Castle Hill Fitness 360, Howard Long Wellness Center, Nampa Recreation Center, YMCA Greater Twin Cities, YMCA of Florida’s First Coast
Aiken Regional Medical Center, Craig Hospital, Gritman Medical Center, Kettering Health Network, McKee Medical Center, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Piedmont Athens Regional, St. Joseph Regional Medical, Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital, UNC REX Healthcare, Wake Forest Baptist Health
Enchantment Resort, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess – Well Being at Willow Stream, Leisure World Arizona, The Briar Club
Carmichael Training Systems, National Training Center for Sports, Health and Fitness, Red Coyote Running And Fitness, Sci-Sport, Sports Nutrition To Go
Colleges and Universities
Beth-El College, Cal State U – LA, Colorado College, Duke University Medical Center, Ohio State University, Pima Community College, Tarrant County College, Texas Tech Human Sciences, University of Arizona , University of California Berkeley, University of Idaho, University Of Illinois Chicago, University of Kentucky, University of Washington, UW Medicine Diabetes Institute, Valdosta State University, Vanderbilt University, Washtenaw Community College, West Texas A&M University , West Valley Mission Community College
- The MedGem and BodyGem mouthpiece filters use 3M Filtrete medical-grade material. A new filter and nose clip should be used for every measurement.
- During this time, remember that safe practice is to clean your device after each use. You can wipe the device, with the flow tube still inserted, using disinfecting wipes.
- Do not remove the flow tube! There are components and sensors exposed if the flow tube is removed, that may be damaged if exposed to water or cleaning solvents.
- Do not submerge the MedGem or BodyGem in water or allow water or any kind of solution to penetrate the display window, sockets, or flow tube openings of the device.
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