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I have been learning more and more about my GoBe2 and have had a lot of questions about how it works. Here is a little more information on it. Here is my tracking from yesterday (1/4/19) and I would say this is pretty spot on. I will continue to track through my fitness pal and compare with GoBe2.
The Foods for Health Institute at the University of California Davis completed a validation study of a health monitoring smartband, the Healbe GoBe2. A 14-day study was conducted on 27 adult volunteers ages 18-40 years, 11 men and 16 women. The results of the study confirm the accuracy of the Healbe GoBe2 in automatic tracking of digested calories.
Calorie counting accuracy was assessed by comparing a data from the manually recorded intake of volunteers and the data from the GoBe2. 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, weighed, recorded, portioned, 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 GoBe2 was examined. Data were transformed into 3-day rolling averages and the GoBe2 accuracy was 87%. Over the two week period, the GoBe2 showed an accuracy of 90% in measuring calorie intake.
Sara Schaefer, Ph.D., Associate Director of Technology and Education at the Foods for Health Institute, led the study and is excited about the potential to learn more about people’s unique diets and metabolism using non-invasive technologies. She is creating a laboratory for studying the measurable processes of metabolism and plans to use the GoBe smart band in further research.
By creating a wearable device like the GoBe2, Healbe aims to provide non-invasive, easy to use, and highly accurate tool to help people everywhere improve health, reach their weight loss goals and subsequently reduce the likelihood of obesity-related diseases.
More information on the study can be found at bit.ly/ucdavis_validation.