09 April 2013
Fitmate RMR testing now available also with antibacterial filter mouthpieces
Starting from February, all Fitmates will be provided with a new flowmeter that fits the COSMED antibacterial filter without the need of an adapter.
This allows Fitmate users to perform RMR tests without requiring a Face mask.
The flowmeter is placed directly to the COSMED antibacterial filter, the patient breathes through the filter while using a nose clip to avoid room air contamination. For prolongued tests (i.e. > 10 minutes), the filter can also be connected with a comfortable silicon mouthpiece.
Using Fitmate with the antibacterial filter mouthpiece provides an affordable alternative to the use of face masks, while keeping the same level of accuracy and preventing leakages with some type of patients (tiny faces, beards, large faces etc) or eliminating possible user's mistake.
Main advantages include:
- Reduced cost of consumables (only antibacterial filter)
- Reduced discomfort for some patients
- Removed problems of facial characteristics (i.e. very thin, obese, head and neck surgery, full beards)
- No need for sterilization procedures
With this new feature Fitmate is the only portable system offering 3 different VO2 collection methodologies (canopy, face masks and mouthpieces).
This new fitting will be available starting from units delivered in February. All RMR Flowmeters (ID18) starting from S/N nr. 5150 and above (Part Number remains unchanged: C02500-01-04) are compatible with the COSMED Antibacterial filter diameter.
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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.