Since its establishment in 1988 in Southern Germany, h/p/cosmos® has had a lot of influence in sports, athletics, ergometry, rehabilitation and science through the development and distribution of new products, software, system solutions and application methodologies. During this time the Traunstein based company has developed into THE German specialists in manufacturing treadmill ergometers and systems for fi tness,sports, sports science, sports medicine, athletics, biomechanics, medicine, rehabilitation, therapy, ergometry, performance diagnostics and scientifi c research. Many developments and pioneering work from h/p/cosmos® have infl uenced not only product design and functionality but also their usage and methodologies.
Wireless heart rate measurement within the treadmill with load dependent speed and elevation, maintenance free and powerful drive systems with 3 phase motors and reverse belt rotation for downhill training, the patented arm supports with additional keyboard and the robowalk® expander are just some examples of the pioneering achievements of h/p/cosmos®. A milestone for intelligent solutions was set by h/p/cosmos® in August 1992.
With the “h/p/cosmos® coscom®” protocol the stage was set and now many other manufacturers currently use this standard. Since then all h/p/cosmos® running machines and OEM treadmills from h/p/cosmos® can communicate with other equipment such as ECGs, VO2max ergospirometry CPET equipment, stress test systems, metabolic carts, motion analysis software, lactate diagnostic programs and PCs. The coscom® v3 protocol and the coscom.dll together with an impressive list of coscom compatible manufacturers and equipment are available for free download from: www.coscom.org