29 November 2015

Accuracy and reliability of COSMED K5 portable metabolic device versus simulating system

Posted in Scientific News, Validation News, K4b2/K5

Accuracy and reliability of COSMED K5 portable metabolic device versus simulating system

A first validation of the K5, the new COSMED wearable metabolic system, was presented during the 2015 edition of the Italian Sport Medicine Society (SIMSE) and published in the Sport Science for Health Journal.

The study aim was to evaluate the accuracy of the new COSMED K5 portable metabolic cart with breath-by-breath technology. Simulated versus measured VO2 and VCO2 values at three different metabolic rates were compared.

The conclusion of the study was that "K5 produced reliable and valid results of VO2 and VCO2 over a wider range of simulated metabolic rate."

The article details are the following:

- Title: "Accuracy and reliability of COSMED K5 portable metabolic device versus simulating system"
- Authors
: C. Baldari, M. Meucci, F. Bolletta, M.C. Gallotta, G.P. Emerenziani, L. Guidetti - Department of Movement, Human and Health Sciences; University of Rome "Foro Italico"
- Published in
:Sport Sciences for Health, September 2015, Volume 11, Supplement 1

The full SIMSE Congress Abstracts, including this one, can be purchased at the following link: click here


About COSMED

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.