HEALBE and the University of California Davis collaborate on a study to assess the calorie counting capability of a new wearable smartband
JANUARY 2, 2019 (Redwood City, California) – The Foods for Health Institute at the University of California Davis have recently completed a validation study of an innovative health monitoring smartband, HEALBE GoBe. A 14-day study was conducted on 27 adult volunteers ages 18-40, 11 men and 16 women. The results of the study confirm the accuracy of the HEALBE GoBe’s automatic tracking of digested calories.
Calorie counting accuracy was assessed by comparing data from the manually recorded intake and data from the GoBe. Study meals were prepared in a UC Davis commercial kitchen by trained food service personnel following a stringent HACCP protocol. A research team analyzed the calorie content of each individual menu item. They weighed, recorded, portioned, and served the food and recorded plate-waste for all study volunteers at each meal served in the dining facility. To determine how well the device and its algorithms estimated the actual diet of volunteers, the correlation between recorded intake and data from the GoBe was examined. Data were transformed into three-day rolling averages, and the GoBe accuracy was 87%. Over the two week period, the GoBe showed an accuracy of 89.6% in measuring calorie intake.
The capability of HEALBE GoBe to accurately track calorie digestion significantly differentiates it from other wearable health monitoring smartbands. The level of accuracy exceeds the effectiveness of comparable devices, as other wearables rely on a human recording of diet and calorie ingestion, and the potential for human error in that process typically drops the accuracy down under 50%.
The study was led by Sara Schaefer, Ph.D., Associate Director of Technology and Education at the Foods for Health Institute, who is excited about the potential to learn more about people’s unique diets and metabolism using non-invasive technologies. She is creating a laboratory to study the measurable processes of metabolism and is planning to use the GoBe smartband in future researches and interventions.
By creating a wearable device like GoBe, HEALBE aims to be a non-invasive, easy to use, and highly accurate tool to help people everywhere to improve their overall health, reach their weight loss goals and subsequently reduce the likelihood of obesity-related diseases.
More details on the study care available at http://bit.ly/ucdavis_validation.
About UC Davis
UC Davis is one of the world’s leading cross-disciplinary research and teaching institutions, located in Davis, California. The most academically comprehensive university on the West Coast, it is renowned for its programs in food and agriculture, the environmental sciences and sustainability, and veterinary medicine. Part of the University of California system, UC Davis has 100+ majors, 10 colleges and professional schools, a health system, and research stations throughout California and beyond.
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