Room Calorimeter Elements

The Room Calorimeter ELEMENTS covers all the necessary utilities to conduct tightly controlled energy expenditure and metabolic research studies. This system comes with optimal subject comfort and total system control. Our experts help you configure the right setup to get you up to speed with room calorimeter research. The system is modular and can be upgraded to suit future study needs. 

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
  • Circadian rhythm 

Room Calorimeters Base

Room Calorimeter Advance

Validation equipments

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A modular approach to suit any research study 

Room calorimetry has different technical requirements for each study type. To allow the most cost effective solution to start this type of research, MI has created the ELEMENTS room calorimeter series. The system will be configured by our experts based on your study ideas. The total installation will be immediately ready to perform research, and can be upgraded in the future. 

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 by designing and building the room calorimeter as a total system. Users of the system can validate the system accuracy with ease using the validation equipment provided.  We believe that validation, not calibration, is what provides confidence in research results. 

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

The room calorimeter ELEMENTS can be used for a wide variety of research, ranging from nutritional studies to sports recovery. The measurement duration can range from several hours up to multiple 24-hr energy expenditure studies. Subject comfort is guaranteed in a whole-body room calorimeter that can be equipped with different activity / exercise equipment according to the study setup. 

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.