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Validation of Cosmed's FitMate in measuring exercise metabolism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17365953     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to assess the validity of the FitMate metabolic system (Cosmed, Rome, Italy) in measuring oxygen consumption during graded exercise. The FitMate is a new, small (20 x 24 cm) metabolic analyzer designed for measurement of oxygen consumption during rest and exercise. Subjects included 40 healthy adults (N = 20 males, N = 20 females) ranging in age from 18 to 37 kg/m2 (mean +/- SD age, 22.5 +/- 3.6 years) and body mass index (BMI) from 18.3 to 32.5 kg/m2 (23.2 +/- 3.3 years). One-minute FitMate and Douglas bag measurements were made during steady state conditions at the end of each 3-minute stage of the Bruce treadmill graded exercise test, and subjects continued until they could not attain steady state exercise during a stage. Oxygen consumption difference scores (Douglas bag minus FitMate measurements) did not differ between males and females, so data were combined and analyzed for the entire group. During the first three stages, mean oxygen consumption did not differ significantly between the Douglas bag and FitMate systems (26.5 +/- 1.1 and 26.7 +/- 1.3, respectively, P = 0.140) with a mean absolute difference of 0.23 +/- 0.91 or 14.2 +/- 67.5 ml.min-1. In conclusion, the FitMate metabolic system accurately measures oxygen consumption during graded treadmill exercise when compared with the Douglas bag system in male and female adults.
David C Nieman; Heather Lasasso; Melanie D Austin; Steven Pearce; Tim McInnis; Jess Unick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in sports medicine (Print)     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1543-8627     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Sports Med     Publication Date:    2007 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-16     Completed Date:  2007-05-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101167637     Medline TA:  Res Sports Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  67-75     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science, Human Performance Lab, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina 28608, USA. niemandc@appstate.edud
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MeSH Terms
Exercise / physiology*
Metabolism / physiology*
Monitoring, Physiologic / instrumentation*
Oxygen Consumption
United States

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