18 May 2012

The Reliability and Validity of the COSMED Fitmate Canopy System for Assessing Resting Metabolic Rate

Posted in Scientific News

The Reliability and Validity of the COSMED Fitmate Canopy System for Assessing Resting Metabolic Rate

The measurement of Resting Metabolic Rate using the Fitmate with a ventilated canopy hood was validated by a study presented during the 2012 ACSM Annual Meeting.

The study, by the Northern Illinois University, aimed to determine the reliability and validity of measuring resting metabolic rate (RMR) with COSMED’s FitMate™ metabolic system using a canopy dilution set-up compared to a previously validated research grade RMR system (COSMED Quark CPET) in 30 healthy adults.

The study conclusions were suggest that "the Fitmate can be used with canopy dilution for RMR measurements with the same outcome as more expensive laboratory grade equipment".

The poster details are the following:

- Title: "The Reliability and Validity of the COSMED Fitmate Canopy System for Assessing Resting Metabolic Rate"
- Authors
: Dimitria Vandarakis, Amanda J. Salacinski, Craig E. Broeder. Exercising Nutritionally, Naperville, IL. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, USA
- Presented during
: ACSM Annual Meeting 2012, Exhibit Hall

The abstract can be seen 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.