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The BOD POD to be used for 10th consecutive year of testing at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine

05 February 2015
The NFL Scouting Combine is a vital event on the path to the draft. More than 300 prospects are expected to participate in the 2015 Combine in their quest to achieve their NFL dreams. The event will be held from Feb. 17-23, and NFL Network will provide extensive coverage of the event. There are very few events as polarizing as the NFL Scoutin...

Cover story on Airman Magazine featuring the U.S. Special Operations Command’s Human Performance Program

24 September 2014
Interesting article and video published in September 2014 from AIRMAN, the Official Magazine of the United States Air Force, featuring BOD POD and K4b2. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) officials have teamed up with the University of Pittsburgh’s sports medicine team — a team of exercise physiologists who regularly study some of the...

COSMED equipment used at Italian research institute CNR in Pisa for the innovative SEMEOTICONS Project

01 July 2014
SEMEOTICONS EU project aim is to design and construct an innovative multi-sensory system integrated into a hardware platform having the exterior aspect of a mirror, the “Wize Mirror”, able to guide individuals towards healthy lifestyles. The central idea in the FP7 Project SEMEOTICONS, which stands for SEMEiotic Oriented Technology for Individu...

The BOD POD on the official US Defense Department Science Blog "Armed with Science"

21 May 2014
Armed with Science is a Defense Department blog highlighting the importance of science and technology to the modern military. The online magazine dedicated a full article to the BOD POD with an interview with Shae Peters, HAWC Health Promotions Program coordinator at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph’s Health and Wellness Center.

COSMED infiltrates the White House: COSMED Device Technology in the White House Medical Unit (WHMU) Wellness Center

20 May 2014
A special feature on the online magazine Medical Design Technology shows how COSMED technology has been adopted by the White House Medical Unit Wellness Center. COSMED has been involved from the very beginning with the Army Institute of Public Health and the Army Wellness Centers Operation in the development of the Army Wellness Center Operatio...

New non-invasive stress test finds earliest signs of heart disease according to ABC Action News (featuring Quark CPET)

22 April 2014
An interesting special feature was broadcasted on ABC Action News programme highlighting the importance of the cardio pulmonary exercise test. Medical experts say the traditional treadmill stress test relies on ECGs and only partially assesses the heart and nothing else. On the other hand, Cardio Pulmonary Exercise Test (CPET), with also measur...

New Logo Announcement: Introducing COSMED new brand identity

02 April 2014
We are proud to announce the launch of the new company logo as part of the ongoing evolution of our company’s brand. Our business has grown and evolved over the last 30 years, and we felt it was time for a change. We have refreshed our logo to reflect who we are today and to symbolize our dynamic future. This wasn’t a decision we made lightly. ...

Pulmonary Function Testing with OMNIA 1.2, the new software platform by COSMED

05 March 2014
COSMED is glad to present the new 1.2 version of OMNIA, the powerful diagnostic software platform from COSMED. The new 1.2 release is available starting from February 15th 2014. OMNIA 1.2 covers 3 brand new modules (TGV, DLCO, 6MWT) together with a wide range of important improvements and some minor bug fixes of the previous version. OMNIA 1.2...

Numbers don't lie: the BOD POD at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine

17 February 2014
The path to the NFL Draft continues at the Combine in Indianapolis, where more than 300 top prospects will continue on their quest to achieve their NFL dreams. Numbers Don't Lie COSMED will be at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine for the 9th consecutive year, providing the BOD PODs that will be used as the exclusive tool for body composition testi...

Body composition assessment with the BOD POD for professional sumo wrestlers of Japan Sumo Association

16 December 2013
Sumo Japan Association published on its Twitter account (@sumokyokai) some photos of major professional sumo wrestlers in Japan going inside the BOD POD to test their body composition and health status. The images can be seen in the following Facebook album (COSMED News page): click here  

Metabolic Testing with Quark CPET at the European Planetary Habitat Simulation Project

29 October 2013
The physiological effects on humans of prolonged exposure to both reduced gravity and hypoxia was investigated by the EU PlanHab project. The aim of the European Commission Framework 7 project "Planetary Habitat Simulation" (acronym:PlanHab) is to investigate the combined and interactive effects of hypoxia and sustained recumbency (bedrest), on...

Performance Training in Death Valley with COSMED K4b2 during the Red Bull Project Endurance 2013

18 October 2013
Endurance sport met endurance science in Death Valley during Red Bull Project Endurance. For five days, 11 scientists from around the world used six championship-level endurance athletes as test subjects, applying cutting edge technology to find the cutting edge. How much further can endurance go? Can recovery be improved or sped up? What limit...

COSMED and Spiropalm 6MWT winners of ERS Product of Outstanding Interest 2013

24 September 2013
COSMED Spiropalm 6MWT handheld spirometer won the 2013 Product of Outstanding Interest (POINT) Award from the European Respiratory Society (ERS) during the ERS Congress in Barcelona (Spain). The European Respiratory Society has created the Product of Outstanding Interest (POINT) award to recognise devices or equipment that embody innovation, ei...

VO2max test for dummies: the test clearly explained by Head Squeeze TV (featuring K4b2)

05 September 2013
Greg Foot from the British "Head Squeeze" team presents a video in which the VO2max test is described in a very clear way, including its purposes and how to perform it. Head Squeeze is an online Youtube channel from BBC, which is dedicated to the latest and current developments in the world of science, technology, and maths. From everyday curio...

VO2max tests with Fitmate PRO performed by members of 2013 Walking with the Wounded expedition

30 August 2013
Training session for UK team of the "Walking with the Wounded 2013 South Pole Allied Challenge" included VO2max tests with Fitmate PRO. "Walking With The Wounded" is a UK based charity which funds both the re-training and re-education of wounded servicemen and women with the aim of helping them find long term employment after they have left the...

BOD POD helps Miami Hurricanes develop fine-tuned nutritional programs for their student-athletes

01 August 2013
The Miami Hurricanes website published an article containing a video on "U Nutrition" programme where it is explained the utility of the BOD POD for their athletes. The video, which is part of the new web series "Mind Games", introduces the importance of nutrition planning to improve performance and physical fitness of students-athletes in the ...

Introducing OMNIA 1.1 the new spirometry software generation by COSMED

23 July 2013
OMNIA, power and simplicity combined in a leading-edge user interface. Omnia the new software generation of COSMED! COSMED is glad to introduce OMNIA, the new generation of software for COSMED cardio-pulmonary diagnostics. Developed entirely by COSMED, OMNIA provides an innovative and user-friendly interface that allows operators to navigate an...

Body composition testing with the BOD POD for Real Madrid’s players during their medicals

17 July 2013
Top Spanish football team Real Madrid published on its website some insights on pre-season medical tests where COSMED technology was used to allow doctors to check players’ body fat percentage and muscle mass. The tests that were carried out on the Spanish first team players throughout the morning by the Sanitas-Real Madrid medical services inc...

K4b2 appearing in the 2013 New Balance international brand campaign "Runnovation"

16 July 2013
A new global brand campaign has beeen launched by American sport apparel company New Balance. This fully integrated campaign reflects New Balance's long-standing commitment to innovation and evolution around the sport of running. The main objective of this campaign was to highlight the evolution of running into a more social activity, pushing t...

Tests for the development of new suit system for US soldiers performed using K4b2

04 July 2013
The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) website dispatched a press release on a new performance-enhancing suite for soldiers. DARPA's Warrior Web program seeks to create a soft, lightweight under-suit that would help reduce injuries and fatigue common for soldiers, who often carry 100-pound loads for extended periods over rough...

BOD POD the exclusive tool for body composition testing at the NFL Scouting Combine

16 April 2013
For the eighth consecutive year, the BOD POD® was the exclusive tool for body composition testing at the NFL Scouting Combine. COSMED USA, Inc., manufacturer of the BOD POD body composition tracking system, and the Combine established this joint initiative in 2006 to assess %Fat, Fat Mass, Fat-Free Mass, and Total Body Mass in athletes. This in...

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