01 August 2013
Test-Retest Reliability of Portable Metabolic Monitoring After Disabling Stroke
A new study has been published on "Neurorehabilitation Neural Repair Journal" with a validation of COSMED K4b2 portable metabolic monitoring device during overground GAIT analysis.
The purpose of this study was to establish the test-retest reliability of a portable metabolic monitoring device during overground walking in hemiparetic stroke survivors.
Twenty-three chronic hemiparetic stroke survivors underwent two 6-minute walk tests while wearing a COSMED K4b2 portable metabolic measurement system.
The study conclusions state that "Our results strongly support the reliability of the K4b2 for quantifying overground gait efficiency after stroke. Use of this device may enable researchers to study how varying poststroke rehabilitation interventions affect this central measure of health and function".
The article details are the following:
- Title: "Test-Retest Reliability of Portable Metabolic Monitoring After Disabling Stroke?"
- Authors: Stookey AD, McCusker MG, Sorkin JD, Katzel LI, Shaughnessy M, Macko RF, Ivey FM. VA Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA
- Published in:Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2013 Jul 30
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.