The COSMED Fitmate RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate) Analyser is a desktop indirect calorimeter, ideal choice for commercial weight management purposes with its large LCD screen and builtin printer that allow the user to perform tests without the use of a computer.
Fitmate RMR allows affordable, simple and quick measurement of metabolism, a fundamental component of any individual weight management program. Tests can be taken with silicone multi-use face masks or with the “mouthpiece & Antibacterial Filter” technique. Only a few minutes are needed to measure energy requirements at rest (Kcal/day) and to define nutrition plans based on energy balance (calories in – calories out). Fitmate gives also the possibility to manage other measurements (body composition, anthropometrics, etc.).
Scientifically validated for the measurement of oxygen consumption (VO2) and Resting Energy Expenditure (REE, RMR), Fitmate RMR measures VO2, and assumes a constant Respiratory Quotient (RQ), which is set by default at 0.85 or can be user defined. Strong scientific evidence demonstrates that, in a steady state, the RQ is always in the range of 0.84 ±0.04. This allows Fitmate RMR to be used either in research or clinically on malnourished and obese patients.
Once assessment is completed, data can be either printed through the thermal printer or dowloaded on the PC. The Fitmate RMR software interface allows to manage data and review measurements i.e. selecting custom REE interval for better steady state detection. The Fitmate suite software allows users to save all data, make trends and includes additional features like energy balance, diet plan, physical activity monitor, etc.