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Energetic cost of walking study with Omnical indirect calorimeter and MOTEK CAREN

In the webinar “Innovations in Sports Research: using advanced rehabilitation technology” you will hear from three renowned…

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24-Hour energy expenditure components: BMR/RMR

Human energy expenditure (EE) is not stable over a 24 hour period, it has its own rhythm. Energy Expenditure varies depending on the time…

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24-Hour energy expenditure components: SMR

Human energy expenditure (EE) is not stable over a 24 hour period, it has its own rhythm. It varies depending on the time of the day, the…

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24-Hour energy expenditure components explained

Human energy expenditure (EE) is not stable over a 24 hour period, it has its own rhythm. It varies depending on the time of the day, the…

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The success of the Warwick metabolic chambers

John Hattersly, head of the metabolic research department and honorary associate professor in the school of engineering at Warwick…

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Free-living research on young children in respiration chambers

In our current society it is important to promote physical activity among young children. Therefore, it is necessary to accurately measure…

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Maastricht Instruments’ respiration chamber: insight into your metabolism

In the case of diseases of social welfare such as obesity and diabetes, the solution is increasingly being looked for in lifestyle advice.…

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Shivering from the cold against type 2 diabetes?

Can people with a pre-stage of type 2 diabetes, who spend at least one hour in a special cold suit, reduce the risk of…

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Variability of the RQ in 24-hour measurements

The respiratory quotient (RQ) indicates the ratio between carbon dioxide production and oxygen consumption and reflects whole body…

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The Omnical is the first to perform metabolic research on female polar travelers

Maastricht Instruments room calorimeter is used in the first study on the consequences for women undertaking expeditionary polar travel,…

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Whole body room calorimeters to study appetite control, energy balance and the role of dietary protein

Whole body room calorimeters to study appetite control, energy balance and the role of dietary protein: The increasing prevalence of…

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Is there a super metabolic effect by ingesting super foods?

The world-wide obesity problem is only worsening. It has been proven that increasing energy expenditure is an effective prevention method…

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Omnical maximum exercise test as basis for an individual training schedule

The LIME start-to-bike project aims to help people who need the extra support to start their cycle-journey, so they can  reach the 100km…

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Omnical as a highly accurate tool to measure VO2max

Test-retest variability of VO2max executed with the Omnical shows a linear relationship of VO2 and Power in a cardiopulmonary exercise…

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Impact of a bed potato lifestyle on mental and physical health

Bed potato: physical health under pressure Most people are familiar with the term “coach potato”.  “Bed potato” may be the new lifestyle…

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Sports performance testing

About Topsport Limburg Opened since February 6, 2015, the Topsport Limburg is a High-Performance Centre with elite training facilities for…

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Omnical: combining 35 years of respiration chamber experience

Combining 35 years of respiration chamber experience with its state of the art metabolic cart, the Omnical system, Maastricht Instruments…

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Centre for Scientific Research on Human Metabolism

Research at NUTRIM The School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism (NUTRIM) at Maastricht University is a centre of…

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Indirect calorimetry gas sampling methods – An overview

Different indirect calorimetry systems are commercially available, differentiated by the way subjects are connected (e.g. hood, facemask),…

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Considerations for the use of Indirect Calorimeters in Nutrition Management

Knowledge of actual energy expenditure is important for optimal nutrition managementProviding optimal nutrition for the critically ill…

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Determining the Accuracy and Reliability of Indirect Calorimeters

Expired gas analysis indirect calorimetry is considered the “Gold Standard” for measuring resting energy expenditure, but do all indirect…

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Understanding Indirect Calorimetry

What is it? Indirect calorimetry is the science associated with analysing metabolic processes. While direct calorimetry is achieved…

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