VERNON, British Columbia – VO2 Master Health Sensors Inc. (VO2 Master) has developed a wireless technological device that is a breakthrough in the field of exercise physiology and human performance.
The VO2 Master Analyzer is a portable app-based device that can accurately measure a person’s metabolic fitness and VO2max in virtually any exercise environment.
This device is already being used by renowned universities and professional sports teams from around the globe.
“We’re very pleased to be able to provide a much simpler yet precise solution to metabolic testing,” stated Peter O’Brien, President of VO2 Master. “The VO2 Master Analyzer will provide users with the option to test their metabolic fitness in any environment. For example, NFL coaches can use the device to test players’ VO2max values while they complete on- the-field endurance drills, providing data and insight of the highest relevance. This type of testing is something that couldn’t easily be done until now.”
WHAT IS VO2max?
VO2max, or maximal oxygen uptake, is one of several qualities that can be tested by the VO2 Master Analyzer, as a part of a metabolic panel.
This value is the maximum amount of oxygen an individual can utilize during intense or maximal exercise and is the best indicator of cardiovascular fitness and aerobic endurance. This is because the more oxygen a person can use during high level exercise, the more energy they can produce.
HOW TO MEASURE VO2max
Accurate measurement of VO2max requires the use of a facemask to
analyze the volume and gas concentrations of inspired and expired air. However, until the advent of the VO2 Master Analyzer, measuring VO2max was no simple task.
Until recently, test subjects were required to attend a laboratory environment that feature bulky VO2max lab cart analyzers. The only other alternative was to strap on measurement units comprised of backpacks, wires and tubes. These traditional solutions severely limit opportunities to test athletes in a variety of natural conditions. To boot, these older devices remain very expensive.
The VO2 Master Analyzer is the only metabolic measurement device that is completely wireless and can be used while doing any form of exercise. It’s also the most affordable, enabling users to purchase multiple units for their athletic teams or research endeavors.
WHY METABOLIC INFORMATION IS VALUABLE
Coaches and researchers are constantly seeking ways for athletes to get stronger and faster. Calculating an athlete’s VO2max, training zones and caloric needs are key pieces of information that can be used to optimize an athlete’s training, and ultimately improve their performance. Progress can be evaluated by subsequent VO2max tests.
This intelligence can mean the difference between a gold medal or 10th place at the Olympics; and winning the Stanley Cup or finishing out of the playoffs.
It can also provide everyday individuals with the insight necessary to dramatically improve their aerobic capabilities, enabling the likes of amateur hockey teams, bicyclists and runners to perform better than ever before.
THE FREEDOM TO TEST ANYWHERE
Now, coaches, athletes and researchers no longer need to rely on visiting a special research facility to conduct metabolic testing; instead, they can now use the VO2 Master Analyzer and complete testing in the field in any environment.
The VO2 Master Analyzer is app-based and interfaces via Bluetooth with a downloadable free and user-friendly app called the VO2 Master Manager.
Users own their data and may rely upon the summarized app results or access the raw figures to complete their own custom analyses.
Traditional VO2 analysis devices, including lab carts, are expensive – usually priced at $40,000 CAD and up. The VO2 Master Analyzer is significantly more affordable with a retail price of $6,449 CAD per unit. The company’s intention is to provide a modern and reliable VO2 measurement solution that is accessible to a wide audience of users. Now, for example, NFL Teams can acquire a device for every player and amateur cycling clubs can afford to accurately determine their members’ VO2max scores.
ABOUT VO2 MASTER HEALTH SENSORS
Founded in 2013, VO2 Master is headquartered in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada. In 2016, the company developed a prototype of its innovative VO2 analysis device, the VO2 Master Analyzer, and launched its first model into the market in late 2018. The device has been met with significant interest and demand by researchers, coaches, professional athletes, fitness trainers and physiotherapists around the globe.
If you are interested in receiving a demo of the VO2 Master Analyzer, please visit www.vo2master.com/portable.