Mexico, Sep. 13 (Notimex).- A group of scientists in Israel developed a new device capable of analyzing respiration and providing data on a person's metabolism and, according to the results and through a mobile application (app), suggests diets and physical activity to perform.
Sisters Michal and Merav Mor were responsible for developing the small device, for which they were based on an indicator called respiratory quotient (RQ), which is obtained from the measurement of carbon dioxide and oxygen in the breathing of a person.
According to Fuente Latina, calculating the RQ after sleeping, eating or exercising, allows knowing if the body produces energy from fats or carbohydrates.
Under this calculation, hospitals and clinics offer procedures to measure the RQ, usually for high performance athletes, in order to adjust the diet and physical activity, which translates into better performance.
However, the process includes sophisticated equipment, professional analysis of results. Therefore, Lumen, the company created by the Mor sisters, launched a small device that works with an application that measures breathing.
Contrary to the traditional study, the results with the new device are in a matter of seconds, it offers personalized information about RQ, as well as suggestions to lose weight and optimize physical exercise.
People wishing to monitor the metabolism, should wake up, open the app on the phone, inhale with the device in the mouth, hold the breath for a few seconds and exhale.
In this way, in half a minute people will know if they should have a day with many or few hydrates, this will depend on the activities to be carried out.
In addition, through intelligent learning, the device will know the user, and offer better suggestions.
"You tend to believe that you know if you have a fast or slow metabolism, but the reality is that it changes from day to day, depending on the hours of sleep and physical activity," said one of Lumen's co-founders, Dror Ceder.