Medamonitor, a division of GM Nameplate, a Seattle, WA company, received FDA Class I certification for its LEVL acetone breath testing device. Designed for detecting how well your body burns fat, rather than for indirect blood glucose testing, the device relies on studies showing a correlation between exhaled acetone and burned body fat. This can be an important indicator, as body weight can vary due to changes in water and muscle content, in addition to fat. Those wishing to lose body fat, rather than muscle mass or water, would be able to detect whether their diet and exercise regimen is doing the trick.
The device includes a couple pods into which breaths are deposited and then placed into the main unit’s testing port. The front of the unit will then display a “LEVL score” between 1 and 6, and the reading will also be synced with the accompanied smartphone app. Scores 2 and higher mean an elevated level of acetone, pointing to the body burning fat as expected.
Medamonitor promises to give an update on the price and availability of the LEVL early next year. For now here’s a promo video from the company introducing the LEVL: