14 June 2011
Validation of Quark CPET for measuring exercise metabolism with mixing chamber
A validation of Quark CPET by Appalachian State University was presented during the 2011 ACSM Annual Meeting.
The objectives of the study by the Appalachian State University were to validate (vs Douglas bag) the COSMED Quark CPET-mixing chamber-metabolic system in measuring metabolic outcomes during low, moderate, and maximal exercise
The conclusion of the study shows that Quark CPET is "did not differ from the Douglas bag system for all metabolic measures including ventilation, oxygen consumption, and carbon dioxide production. The Cosmed Quark CPET-mixing chamber-system accurately measures metabolic measures across all exercise workloads".
The study details are the following:
- Title: "Validation of COSMED Quark CPET with Mixing Chamber System"
- Authors: Alan Utter, FACSM, Melanie Austin, David Nieman, FACSM, Dustin Dew, Emily Bowles, Ann Moody, Ben Cartner. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC (USA)
The poster can be viewed 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.