Portable capnometer for use in exercise science and recreational sports applications

Partners:

Wideblue Ltd, Gas Sensing Solutions (GSS) Ltd and University of the West of Scotland

Start date:

June 2015

Duration:

Until April 2016

Project abstract

Wideblue Ltd, Gas Sensing Solutions Ltd and the University of the West of Scotland collaborated on the feasibility of a portable respiratory device for sports and exercise.

Expired carbon dioxide (CO2 gas analysis – capnography) is an important technique producing data relevant to breath rate, cardiopulmonary function, instantaneous determination of metabolic activity, ventilator threshold and functional work capacity.

Expired gas measures provide evidence related to the evaluation of maximal training intensities and provide optimal training zones maximising adaptation to exercise and prevent over training.

This project will establish measured and modelled performance data and provide a go/no go decision as to feasibility for using the new Wideblue/GSS medical capnometers in exercise science and recreational sports applications.

These new products incorporate fast CO2 sensors configured for ease of use in medical applications. Another version will be evaluated in exercise science and recreational sports outputting information, which can be interpreted for respiratory function evaluation. The results will provide sufficient information to gauge whether measureable changes in respiratory function in relation to subject fitness level and exercise regime are achievable.

A positive result for use in sports science and recreational sports could kick-start the development of another version of this low cost, battery powered, portable capnometer.

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