Indirect calorimetry remains the gold standard in measuring energy expenditure and substrate oxidation in a wide range of clinical and research settings. The methods most commonly used have a severely limited time frame: both hood and mask measurements only last 20 minutes typical. This gives limited insight into the dynamics of physiological responses in the human body. Longer measurements are crucial to gain a better insight in human metabolism. The most practical way of achieving this is in a room calorimeter. Test subjects can move around, spend multiple days in a fully controlled environment, all while measuring energy expenditure and the associated parameters.

The application areas for room calorimeters are broad, and cover:

  • Obesity and type 2 diabetes
  • Exercise physiology and sports science
  • Nutrition
  • Age, gender and lifespan metabolic studies
  • Clinical investigation
  • Food psychology
  • Pharma
  • Child metabolism and energy expenditure
  • Sleep
  • Circadian rhythm
  • Thermoregulation
  • Test
    Protocols

  • Obesity and type 2 diabetesObesity and type 2 diabetes
  • NutritionNutrition
  • Age, gender and lifespan metabolic studiesAge, gender and lifespan metabolic studies
  • Exercise physiology and sports scienceExercise physiology and sports science
  • Moderate intensity exercise testingModerate intensity exercise testing
  • Maximum intensity exercise testingMaximum intensity exercise testing
  • Clinical investigationClinical investigation
  • Food psychologyFood psychology
  • PharmaPharma
  • Child metabolism and energy expenditureChild metabolism and energy expenditure
  • SleepSleep
  • Circadian rhythmCircadian rhythm
  • ThermoregulationThermoregulation
  • Omnical
    RMR

  • Obesity and type 2 diabetesyes
  • Nutritionyes
  • Age, gender and lifespan metabolic studiesyes
  • Exercise physiology and sports scienceyes
  • Moderate intensity exercise testingno
  • Maximum intensity exercise testingno
  • Clinical investigationyes
  • Food psychologyyes
  • Pharmayes
  • Child metabolism and energy expenditureno
  • Sleepno
  • Circadian rhythmno
  • Thermoregulationno
  • Omnical
    Sport

  • Obesity and type 2 diabetesyes
  • Nutritionyes
  • Age, gender and lifespan metabolic studiesyes
  • Exercise physiology and sports scienceyes
  • Moderate intensity exercise testingyes
    with air
  • Maximum intensity exercise testingyes
  • Clinical investigationyes
  • Food psychologyyes
  • Pharmayes
  • Child metabolism and energy expenditureno
  • Sleepno
  • Circadian rhythmno
  • Thermoregulationno
  • Room
    BASE

  • Obesity and type 2 diabetesyes
  • Nutritionyes
  • Age, gender and lifespan metabolic studiesyes
  • Exercise physiology and sports scienceyes
  • Moderate intensity exercise testingyes
  • Maximum intensity exercise testingno
  • Clinical investigationyes
  • Food psychologyyes
  • Pharmayes
  • Child metabolism and energy expenditureyes
  • Sleepyes
  • Circadian rhythmno
  • Thermoregulationno
  • Room
    ELEMENTS

  • Obesity and type 2 diabetesyes
  • Nutritionyes
  • Age, gender and lifespan metabolic studiesyes
  • Exercise physiology and sports scienceyes
  • Moderate intensity exercise testingyes
  • Maximum intensity exercise testingyes
    with climate
  • Clinical investigationyes
  • Food psychologyyes
  • Pharmayes
  • Child metabolism and energy expenditureyes
  • Sleepyes
  • Circadian rhythmyes
  • Thermoregulationno
  • Room
    ADVANCE

  • yes
  • Obesity and type 2 diabetesyes
  • Nutritionyes
  • Age, gender and lifespan metabolic studiesyes
  • Exercise physiology and sports scienceyes
  • Moderate intensity exercise testingyes
  • Maximum intensity exercise testingyes
  • Clinical investigationyes
  • Food psychologyyes
  • Pharmayes
  • Child metabolism and energy expenditureyes
  • Sleepyes
  • Circadian rhythmyes
  • Thermoregulationyes