At KORR Medical Technologies, we have applied years of respiratory research to take on the challenge of health and fitness. KORR makes it possible for practitioners to obtain an accurate measurement of an individual’s unique resting metabolic rate, considered by many to be the new “vital sign” for obesity treatment. Similarly, KORR puts the high tech training tools of VO2 Max and Anaerobic Threshold detection into the hands of fitness trainers at every level of expertise. The results of all tests are presented in a format that will help educate and motivate the client. At KORR we believe that for scientific data to be useful it must not only be accurate, but must be communicated in a manner that is both understood and accepted by the client.
KORR metabolic analyzers, both resting and VO2, are unparalleled in their performance for accuracy and reliability in the compact market. Through FDA approval, as well as independent studies, the products’ high quality and accuracy have been validated. KORR Medical Technologies is ISO 13485 certified and complies with all the requirements of good manufacturing practices (GMP). KORR has been awarded a U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 6511A Contract for Medical Equipment & Supplies (contract number V797P-2124D).
Patents + Intellectual Property
Dr. Orr and Dr. Kofoed are the inventors of over 42 issued US and international patents. These patents protect 16 medical and other devices presently on the market and in clinical use.
KORR Medical Technologies was founded in 1993 by Scott Kofoed, Ph.D. and Joseph Orr, Ph.D. in Salt Lake City Utah as a vehicle to commercialize proprietary respiratory flow-measurement technology. That technology is incorporated in medical instruments sold by GE Medical Systems, Siemens, Novametrix Medical Systems, PDS Instrumentation, Fluke Biomedical, Respironics, and others. These systems have a wide range of applications including:
Metabolic Rate Analysis Systems
Cardiac Output Monitors
Liquid Lung Ventilation
Drug Delivery Systems
Neuromuscular Monitoring Devices
Respiratory Mechanics Measurement Systems
Ventilator Testing and Evaluation Equipment
Precision Gas Flow Measurement Systems
Spirometry – Lung Function Testing Devices
In 2001, KORR introduced the CardioCoach™, the first of the metabolic analyzers. From there followed the MetaCheck™, ReeVue™, and the expanded line of CardioCoach™ products. The accuracy and reliability of these products has secured KORR’s place as an industry leader in the field of metabolic testing.
Julie K. Kofoed
Julie K Kofoed was named Chief Executive Officer of KORR in 2020, after serving as Vice President of Marketing since 2012. For years she has been an asset to KORR’s success, and will continue to spearhead new product development, create strategic partnerships, and develop the branding for KORR’s corporate identity.
Before working at KORR, Julie spent 15 years in the heart of medicine as an acute care registered nurse. This experience gives her an in-depth understanding of KORR’s products and a connection to health care professionals. Her additional education in public relations and graphic design, as well as time spent as a lobbyist, brings a unique blend of skills that has benefited KORR. Julie graduated with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Utah in 1988.
Stephen P. Smith
Stephen P. Smith was named President and Chief Operating Officer in 2021, after serving as President since 2012. He had previously served as KORR’s Vice President of Operations and Controller since July 2010 where he successfully directed all operational, financial and accounting functions. Prior to joining KORR, Mr. Smith worked as a consultant to a number of small businesses and as the Director of Operations for Utah Foodbank Services after having previously served as their Treasurer and as a member of their Board of Directors.
From 1991 to 1998, Mr. Smith served as Chief Financial Officer of Extra Space Storage (ESS). Mr. Smith rejoined ESS in 2000 to provide financial, accounting and operational input for the design of a web-based asset management product that was subsequently spun off and named Centershift. Mr. Smith served as the Senior Vice President of Business Operations for Centershift from its inception in 2001 until 2003. He is also listed as a co-inventor on the original patent application for the product.
Mr. Smith holds a BS in Accounting from Brigham Young University and obtained his CPA in the state of Utah in 1987.
Dr Joseph Orr, PhD
Founder and CTO
Dr Joseph Orr is the Chief Technical Officer of KORR Medical Technologies. After developing a metabolic measurement system for NASA in 1987, Dr Orr continued his research of metabolic rate measurement through oxygen consumption. This proprietary technology, reserved at one time to monitor, train, and evaluate elite astronauts, became the foundation of KORR Medical Technologies. He established KORR in 1993 with Dr Scott Kofoed.
Dr. Joseph Orr has over 20 years experience as an expert in respiratory and anesthesia instrumentation with an emphasis on studies, measurement and analysis of physiologic oxygen consumption and CO2 production. In addition to his position as co-founder and CEO of KORR Medical, Dr. Orr is a research associate professor at the University of Utah, Department of Anesthesiology. He has authored 26 peer-reviewed publications and currently holds 42 US patents and has multiple patents pending. Dr. Orr holds a PhD in bioengineering from the University of Utah and a master of engineering management degree from Brigham Young University.
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