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Many accelerometer-based energy expenditure estimation algorithms and platforms have been established in recent topical literature, and each boasts a high correlation against the gold standard in energy expenditure measurement, i.e. indirect calorimetry. The aim of this study was to implement a set of these algorithms, run them all over a common dataset and investigate the strengths and weaknesses associated with each. The algorithms were then ported to a SHIMMER device for a real time, mobile and non-invasive energy expenditure estimation solution. High correlations were found between the accelerometer-regressed energy expenditure estimates and the reference dataset both on a computer and SHIMMER-implementation of the algorithms.