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May 31, 2021: COSMED Q-NRG Metabolic Monitor won the iF DESIGN AWARD 2021

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May 31, 2021: COSMED Q-NRG Metabolic Monitor won the iF DESIGN AWARD 2021

Rome - May 31, 2021

COSMED, a worldwide leader in the design of metabolic systems for clinical and human performance applications, was a winner of this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD, with the Metabolic Monitor Q-NRG.

Each year, the world’s oldest independent design organization, Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH, organizes the iF DESIGN AWARD. We are proud to inform that Q-NRG and Q-NRG+ won over the 98-member jury, made up of independent experts from all over the world, in the discipline of “Product”, in the Medicine/Health category with its unique combination of design and non-invasive technology to accurately measure energy expenditure to optimize individual nutrition programmes. The competition was intense: almost 10,000 entries were submitted from 52 countries in hopes of receiving the seal of quality.

Q-NRG and Q-NRG+ utilizes Indirect Calorimetry (IC) technology, the Gold Standard to accurately measure Resting Energy Expenditure (REE)— a patient’s calorie needs while at rest. Clinicians can use Q-NRG to determine energy targets, prescribe and administer the appropriate nutrition therapy for their patients.
Q-NRG is the ultimate tool for research in metabolic response at resting, to develop individual weight management programs and optimize energy balance.

IC is recommended in Guidelines from nutrition societies around the world, including the European Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ESPEN) and American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN). 

Q-NRG is designed to be a point-of-care technology. The device requires minimal warm-up and calibration time and can deliver readings in as few as five minutes. Results are displayed in real-time in a user-friendly “dashboard” on the device’s screen.  Q-NRG Metabolic Monitor was developed by COSMED R&D and Marketing Teams in collaboration with Design Partner LTD.

More information about Q-NRG can be found in the “Winners” section of the iF website:

Discover more about Q-NRG and Q-NRG+ 




COSMED, established in 1980, is a privately-owned company that designs and manufacturers cardiopulmonary and metabolic diagnostic equipment. COSMED solutions address needs of the healthcare, academics, and industry markets to assess human metabolism, exercise physiology, pulmonary function and body composition for clinical and research purposes. COSMED products include a full range of spirometers, indirect calorimetry, cardiopulmonary exercise testing and body composition systems including software. COSMED headquarters are located in Rome, Italy with direct operations in Australia, France, Germany, Denmark, The Netherlands, Switzerland, UK, Hong Kong and United States, and a network of business partners covering more than 80 countries.



For 67 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design. The iF label is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world. Submissions are awarded in the following disciplines: Product, Packaging, Communication and Service Design, Architecture and Interior Architecture as well as Professional Concept, User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI).