Human Appetite Research Unit facilities

The Human Appetite Research Unit uses the following equipment/potential measurement techniques:

  • iDXA for bone mineral density and body composition
  • Bodpod for body composition
  • Bioelectrical impedance for body composition
  • Blood pressure and resting heart rate measurement techniques
  • Two clinical kitchens for preparation of test meals
  • 9 testing cubicles
  • An exercise laboratory with treadmills/exercise bikes/crosstrainers/rowers etc
  • Fitness testing equipment – Vmax Encore, Heart rate monitors
  • Physical Activity devices – wearable technology to measure physical activity, sedentary behaviour and posture
  • Gas Exchange Monitors to measures resting energy expenditure
  • Handheld devices to measure subjective appetite ratings – hunger, fullness etc
  • Biochemistry room – to enable blood samples to be taken, processed and stored in –80degree freezer. We can measure HBA1c and glucose in-house
  • Social eating room
  • Eating behaviour trait characteristic questionnaires