A smart approach to monitoring ketones and setting fitness goals


Ketones are tiny molecules produced naturally in our bodies. They serve as an alternate energy source for important organs like our heart and brain after we use up our body’s store of glucose. The more ketones we produce, the closer we get to a state known as “nutritional ketosis,” a natural metabolic state in which your body adapts to burning fat rather than carbohydrates for fuel. Biosense created a device that was able to track these levels easier by using breath.

Introducing BIOSENSE™

The BIOSENSE™ device measures breath acetone, which is produced as a byproduct of ketogenesis. The higher your ACEs, the more fat is being burned for fuel in your body.

The Challenge

Measuring ketones or visualizing them has not been done before in a way that can be easily understood by people. Most require analog tests such as blood or urine testing – which can sometimes be hard to decipher.

We also wanted people to feel encouraged to keep measuring their ketone levels – after all keeping a consistent level of ketosis is the key to unlocking the full benefits of the Keto diet. We did so by introducing goals, streaks and daily goals to achieve in order for people to keep track of the consistent change their body is going through.

The Solution

With personalized ketosis trends in the BIOSENSE™ app you can easily compare the effects of different foods or exercise over time and make more informed decisions about your health. Individual goal setting and automatic tracking against your goals let you easily see your progress. BIOSENSE™ stores measurements on the device and automatically downloads them later onto the mobile app. Users are able to measure anywhere and test before and after meals and exercise to learn what keeps you in ketosis.

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