Performance diagnostics: success in sports – testing the limits of performance

Performance diagnostics: success in sports – testing the limits of performance

Interview with Markus Siepmann, Managing Director, CORTEX Biophysik GmbH


Image: Trailrunning with MetaMax 3B; Copyright: Oliver Klein

The mobile spiroergometry device MetaMax 3B is used in heat and sub-zero temperatures due to its light weight and precise measurement. In addition to sports such as running, dancing and rowing, it is used at Olympic training centers, performance diagnostic centres and hospitals.

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MetaMax 3B can use MetaSoft to provide data on respiratory mechanics and gas exchange. In addition, the software can collect data from third party users, such as lactate and blood pressure, providing a better overview of the patient's performance, also on the road with sports.

Image: spiroergometry device MetaMax 3B; Copyright: CORTEX Biophysik GmbH

MetaMax 3B has a GPS module for position and speed measurement and a telemetry transmission range of more than 1,000 meters. With a battery life of up to 6 hours, the patient can use the spiroergometry device for a long time, which regularly informs the patient about his meassured values.

Image: Alexander Gerst on ISS; Copyright: ESA/DLR

Alexander Gerst took the spiroergometry device with him on a research trip into space and carried out six performance tests without any problems. The data was collected via a pad, sent to earth and evaluated there.

Image: Diana Heiduk; Copyright: private

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