Whole room calorimetry is the most powerful research tool available for measuring the detailed time course of human energy expenditure in a natural, unrestrained setting. Energy expenditure can be monitored with excellent temporal resolution, so that the metabolic consequences of different activities can be precisely evaluated. Moreover, whole room calorimetry provides data on the research subject’s relative utilization of metabolic substrates such as fats or carbohydrates.
Whole room calorimetry has been shown in peer-reviewed scientific studies to be a significantly more accurate method of measuring human energy expenditure. For human calorimetry, whole room systems set the gold standard.
- Accuracy of metabolic measurement system; validation of results
- Cost, speed and relative ease of installation
- Real-time, logical user interface
- User managed calibrations
Relevant Publications or Links
Whyte, K. J., Rising, R., Albu, J. B., & Pi-Sunyer, X. (2013). Evaluation of a new whole room indirect calorimeter for measurement of resting metabolic rate. FASEB J, 27, 859.
Shechter, A., Rising, R., Albu, J. B., & St-Onge, M. P. (2013). Experimental sleep curtailment causes wake-dependent increases in 24-h energy expenditure as measured by whole-room indirect calorimetry. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 98(6), 1433-1439.
Markwald, R. R., Melanson, E. L., Smith, M. R., Higgins, J., Perreault, L., Eckel, R. H., & Wright, K. P. (2013). Impact of insufficient sleep on total daily energy expenditure, food intake, and weight gain. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(14), 5695-5700.
Rising, R., Whyte, K., Albu, J., Pi-Sunyer, X. (2015) Evaluation of a new whole room indirect calorimeter specific for measurement of resting metabolic rate. Nutrition & Metabolism, 12(46)