Microlife BodyGem And MedGem Indirect Calorimeters And COVID-19

by David on March 18, 2020

The Microlife BodyGem and MedGem indirect calorimeters measure Resting Metabolic Rate, to help Bariatric Doctors, Nutritionists, Dietitians and Personal Trainers; optimize the weight management results of their clients.

Microlife Medical Home Solutions is assisting physicians’ and their medical practices with implementing a patient-centered, physician-guided approach to an improved evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular, pulmonary, and metabolic diseases.

The MedGem and BodyGem Indirect Calorimeter by Microlife is a handheld, portable indirect calorimeter that measures oxygen consumption (VO2) and RMR.


Microlife Medical Home Solutions, Inc. is committed to the health and safety of our consumers.

In the wake of the recent COVID-19 viral outbreak we would like to ensure that all measures are being taken for the safe utilization of our products as this crisis is resolved.

As you continue to conduct RMR measurements, we’d like you to remember the following safety measures to avoid transmission:

  • Have patient/client wash hands before and after measurement.
  • Have administering staff wash hands before and after measurement
  • Always use a new mouthpiece and nose-clip…NEVER RE-USE
  • Have a nearby, covered waste receptacle on-hand and have patient dispose of mouthpiece and nose-clip after completed measurement.
    **For additional protection, staff may consider wearing sterile gloves during administration

We also recommend cleaning of your RMR measurement device after each use. For your convenience, we have provided cleaning and maintenance instructions below.

Caring for Your MedGem/BodyGem Indirect Calorimeter

The MedGem/BodyGem Device Cleaning Instructions
The MedGem/BodyGem device is designed for extended use under normal conditions. It contains electronic components that may be damaged if not cared for properly. You can wipe the device, with the flow tube still inserted, using a clean dry cloth or 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.

Protecting the Medgem/BodyGem device from damage
Protect the MedGem/BodyGem device from extreme temperatures and avoid exposure to excessive heat or moisture that can cause damage to internal components.

Use only Microlife supplied mouthpieces, accessories, power supplies, and replacement parts. There are no user-serviceable parts inside the MedGem/BodyGem device.”

How to store the MedGem/BodyGem device

To protect the sensors inside the MedGem/BodyGem device, it is recommended that you leave the MedGem/BodyGem device standing upright between uses. Store it in its case overnight or when it is not in use.

During this time, your safety and that of your patients is the primary concern. We are closely monitoring the situation to evaluate additional measures to support our customers and will disseminate any new information we find. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding the continued use of your devices.

Thank you for being part of the Microlife family. We value your relationship and are here to meet your needs.

I wish you the best of health!

David Wilcoxson

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