Room Calorimeter Base

The Basic Room Calorimeter is the latest technology in the market and it is a powerful tool that can be used in metabolic research studies. With an experience of over 35 years, MI makes research more attainable with its portable room calorimeter which can be installed in only a few hours. The BASE room calorimeter allows indirect calorimetry measurements without wearing a face mask or ventilated hood. 

VCO2  Diurnial CO2 production 
VO2  Diurnial O2 Consumption 
EE  Energy Expenditure 
RER  RER (or RQ) 
CHOox  Carbohydrate Oxidation 
Fox  Fat oxidation 
Pox  Protein oxidation 
AEE  Activity Energy Expenditure  
DIT (total)  Diet Induced Thermogenesis (Total)  
DIT (per meal)  Diet Induced Thermogenesis (per meal)  
BMR  Basal Metabolic Rate 
REE / RMR  Resting Energy Expenditure / Resting Metabolic Rate 
ADMR  Average Daily Metabolic Rate 
TEE  Total Energy Expenditure 
SMR  Sleeping Metabolic Rate 
OMR  Overnight Metabolic Rate 
EPOC  Excess post exercise oxygen consumption 
  • 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 

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“Making room calorimeter research more attainable”

Room calorimeters are an invaluable, powerful tool in metabolic research studies. However, cost and space constraints limit many institutes from performing their desired research. To change this, MI has combined its 35 years of room calorimeter experience with its state of the art metabolic cart, the Omnical system, to develop the world’s first basic room calorimeter: a complete system, installed in a matter of hours and immediately ready to perform research. 

sla“We guarantee the highest total system accuracy and precision available on the market today”

Maastricht Instruments guarantees the accuracy of VO2 and VCO2 levels not just at the time of installation. Users of the system can validate the system accuracy with ease using the validation equipment provided.  Users can have increased confidence in research results using the highly precise measurement instruments achieving the highest accuracy possible. 

turnkey“A flexible system that can be easily adapted to a wide range of research”

The room calorimeter basic can be used for a wide variety of research, ranging from nutritional studies to sports recovery and can even accommodate subjects in hospital beds who may not be suited for traditional techniques with masks or hoods. Each system is customized to meet specific requirements and easy adaptated to different studies. When not in use, the room can be easily be disassembled and stored, while the Omnical system can be used as a high end, top of the line hood or sports metabolic cart. 

35“Based on 35 years of expertise in research of the department of Human Biology part of the international research institute NUTRIM”

Through its partnership with one of the world’s leading research groups in human energy metabolism and energy balance, Maastricht Instruments has a solid background of research application knowledge. This strategic partnership will also enable the company to continuously improve the technology and expand its services to customers.