07 October 2014
Test–Retest Reliability and Minimum Detectable Change Using the K4b2: Oxygen Consumption, Gait Efficiency, and Heart Rate for Healthy Adults During Submaximal Walking
A recent paper, published on "Research Quarterly for Exercise & Sport" furthermore validate COSMED K4b2 portable metabolic monitoring device during submaximal Gait walking.
The purpose of this study was to determine the test–retest reliability and minimum detectable change (MDC) for VO2, Gait Efficiency, and HR with the K4b2 at submaximal walking speeds in healthy young adults.
Twenty-two participants completed 2 identical treadmill tests on separate days at submaximal walking speeds from 0.71 m/s to 1.65 m/s..
The current study is the first to identify the reliability and measurement error for several common physiological parameters (VO2, GE, and HR) collected using the COSMED K4b2 during submaximal walking in healthy adults.
The article details are the following:
- Title: "Test–Retest Reliability and Minimum Detectable Change Using the K4b2: Oxygen Consumption, Gait Efficiency, and Heart Rate for Healthy Adults During Submaximal Walking"
- Authors: Darter BJ, Rodriguez KM, Wilken JM, Brooke Army Medical Center
- Published in:Res Q Exerc Sport. 2013 Jun;84(2):223-31.
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.