What is your Cardio Power?
The CardioMetrix System is a small, easy-to-use, finger pulse oximeter. It offers precision measurements of blood oxygen and heart rate. The CardioMetrix System is motion resistant for consistent results, fits comfortably around your client’s wrist and won’t interfere with their workouts. This powerful tool records up to 30 hours of data for extended monitoring and analysis with the CardioMetrix software. The CardioMetrix System easily integrates with the BodyMetrix System and software.
Monitoring the effects of exercise is important as a means of insuring progress, and it is increasingly evident that maximizing lung function is important for optimizing major body functions. Metabolism, blood pressure, and muscle function are all dependent on the lungs ability to deliver oxygen throughout the body. Insuring that oxygen levels stay within normal ranges can actually help enhance workouts. The CardioMetrix System is cutting-edge technology that allows oxygen saturation levels and pulse rate to be measured and monitored before, during, and after workouts.
Effective monitoring starts with CardioMetrix!
Assessment with the CardioMetrix System:
Sp02 (Oxygen Saturation)
How It Works:
The CardioMetrix System is a type of pulse oximeter. Pulse oximeters are medical devices used to measure the oxygen level (or oxygen saturation, Sp02) in the blood. Non-invasive and painless, they are widely used in the medical field and commonly used by pilots and people that work or train in high altitudes. For an athlete, oxygen delivery to the tissues is absolutely imperative for optimizing performance results. The manner in which a finger pulse oximeter works is actually quite simple. When oxygen is inhaled into the lungs and passes into the blood, the majority of the oxygen attaches itself to hemoglobin (a protein located inside the red blood cells) and is transported into the bloodstream. Once this occurs, the oxygenated blood circulates and is dispersed to the tissues. A body deprived of an adequate supply of oxygen develops a condition known as generalized hypoxia. This malady can also occur in various regions of an athletes' body and is commonly referred to as tissue hypoxia.
Finger pulse oximeter technology utilizes the light absorption properties of hemoglobin and the pulsating nature of blood flow in the arteries to determine oxygen saturation, Sp02. In a pulse oximeter two different light sources (red and infrared) shine light through a finger and onto a photodetector on the other side. Since the two light sources are absorbed differently by deoxyhemoglobin and oxyhemoglobin analysis of the signal allows the oxygen saturation and heart rate to be measured. Acceptable normal ranges are typically from 95% to 100%, although values down to 90% are common. A bright LED digital display of real-time values for Sp02 and pulse rate are shown on the wrist monitor.
For athletes during periods of high intensity training, there is a tendency for blood oxygen levels to drop. The objective is to keep muscles working harder and longer, for extended periods of time. It goes back to the general physiological principle that having oxygen-rich muscles will improve overall muscular function and overall performance. In addition, pulse oximeters can be used to evaluate clients with compromised lung or heart function. In this case, monitoring can be used to guide training and increase stamina.
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Finger pulse oximeters are valuable training tools. They are easy to use and compact so they don’t interfere with training workouts. The CardioMetrix System is capable of recording up to 30 hour of data for extended monitoring and coupled with the analysis software allow progress to be tracked over time. The CardioMetrix System can be purchased as a stand alone model or easily integrated with the BodyMetrix System and software.
What’s Included in the CardioMetrix System:
Motion resistant pulse oximeter, software, in-depth user’s guide, free live web training, and a 1-year limited warranty.
BodyView or CardioMetrix
Windows XP, Vista, or 7. Mac OSX with Windows XP or higher virtualization
Min. 1GB of RAM with 100MB available
(1) USB Port
CD ROM Driver
Min. Screen Resolution of 1024x768