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Monday, February 11 2019 - 21:24
Preliminary Study Finds Healbe GoBe2 Offers Accuracy in Measuring Calorie Intake
REDWOOD CITY, California, February 11, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

    A preliminary study of a health monitoring smartband, the Healbe GoBe2, 
showed the technology to be about 89 percent accurate in automatic tracking of 
digested calories. A 14-day study was completed by 27 adult volunteers between 
the ages 18-40 years old, 11 men and 16 women.

    During the study, conducted by researchers at The Foods for Health 
Institute at the University of California, Davis, calorie counting accuracy was 
assessed by comparing data from the manually recorded intake of volunteers and 
data from the GoBe2. Study volunteers were prescreened for  presence of health 
conditions, diseases and behaviors that can result in abnormal metabolism. 
Study meals were prepared at UC Davis's Cuarto Dining Commons commercial 
kitchen by trained food service personnel. A research team analyzed the calorie 
content of each individual menu item, weighed, recorded, portioned and served 
the food and recorded plate-waste for all study volunteers at each meal served 
in the dining facility. Then the researchers examined the correlation between 
recorded intake and data from the GoBe2 to determine how well the device and 
its algorithms estimated the actual diet of volunteers. Data from the study 
were transformed into three-day rolling averages, and the GoBe2 accuracy was 87 
percent. Over 14 days, the GoBe2 showed an accuracy of 89.6 percent in 
measuring calorie intake in this sample.

    The ability of the Healbe GoBe2 to so 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 human recording of diet and calorie 
ingestion, and the potential for human error in that process typically puts 
accuracy at well below 50 percent.

    Sara Schaefer, Ph.D., Associate Director of Technology and Education at the 
Foods for Health Institute, led the study. Her research focuses on measuring 
people's unique diets and metabolism using non-invasive technologies.

    About Healbe  

    Healbeā„¢ Corp. is a global health and wellness wearable company founded in 
2012. Healbe GoBe2 is the world's first and the only smartband technology with 
unique features such as 100% automatic tracking of calorie intake, water 
balance, and stress.

SOURCE: Healbe