11 November 2014
Comparison of COSMED’s FitMate and K4b2 metabolic systems reliability during graded cycling exercise
A new validation on Fitmate reliability during exercise tests was recently published on the Scandinavian Journal of Clinical & Laboratory Investigation.
The purpose of this study was to assess the reliability of the FitMate ™ metabolic system and to compare its reliability with the previously studied portable breath-by-breath analyzers Cosmed K4b2.
Expired gas, ventilation were recorded in 50 subjects, using in a random order among four sessions, either the FitMate™ or the Cosmed K4b2. No differences in oxygen consumption were observed between the two systems whatever the intensity.
The study concudes that "reliability values for the FitMate ™ system were high for light to heavy intensity and could be compared with those recorded with the Cosmed K4b2". COSMED K4b2 during submaximal walking in healthy adults.
The article details are the following:
- Title: "Comparison of COSMED’S FitMate™ and K4b2 metabolic systems reliability during graded cycling exercise"
- Authors: Jeanick Brisswalter, and Marcus P. Tartaruga
- Published in: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical & Laboratory Investigation November 2014, Vol. 74, No. 8 , Pages 722-724
The scientific article can be downloaded at the following link: click here
Founded in 1980, COSMED is a privately owned company manufacturing Cardio Pulmonary and Metabolic Diagnostic Equipment. COSMED products include a full range of Spirometers, Pulmonary Function, Body Composition, Nutritional Assessment and Cardio Pulmonary Exercise systems, including Electrocardiographs, Ergometers and Assessment Software. COSMED solutions are aimed for either professional or medical use for many different applications like: Hospital, Clinics, Primary Care, University & Education in Human Physiology, Clinical Nutrition, Commercial Weight Management, Human Performance Centers, Sport Institutions and Health Club Industry. COSMED Headquarters are located in the province of Rome, Italy. COSMED has subsidiaries in the USA, China and Germany, and distributes its products internationally through a constantly growing distributor network covering more than 70 countries.