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22 May 2013

Is the New AquaTrainer ® Snorkel Valid for VO2 Assessment in Swimming?

Posted in K4b2/K5, Scientific

Is the New AquaTrainer ® Snorkel Valid for VO2 Assessment in Swimming?

A new study was published on the International Journal of Sport Medicine validating the new Aquatrainer snorkel option for gas exchange measurement of swimmers with K4b2.

This study aimed to test if a new AquaTrainer ® snorkel with 2 (SV2) or 4 (SV4) valves is comparable to a standard face mask (Mask) being valid for real time gas analysis under controlled laboratory and swimming pool conditions.

The study concludes that "the new AquaTrainer ® prototype is suitable for collecting respiratory gases during exercise. Moreover, thanks to the improvements made in contrast to previous available systems it constitutes a fl exible and comfortable device for collecting expired gas in real swimming conditions".

The article details are the following:

- Title: "Is the New AquaTrainer ® Snorkel Valid for VO 2 Assessment in Swimming?"
- Authors
: Carlo Baldari, Ricardo J. Fernandes, João Ribeiro, Marco Meucci, João P. Vilas-Boas, Laura Guidetti. University of Rome “Foro Italico”, Rome, Italy . and CIFI2D, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.
- Published by
: Int J Sports Med. 2013 Apr;34(4):336-44

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