Omnical Sport

slaHighest validated Accuracy and Reliability

data_rateFastest data rate for both VO2 and VCO2 measurements

restingFrom resting metabolism to absolute maximum

breathingNo breathing restrictions

Highly versatile and accurate

The Omnical product is the most versatile and accurate indirect calorimeter for research purposes on the market. Comprised of state-of-the-art technology using the highest class precision measurement instruments, it enables customers to perform studies in various research fields.

The system is designed to measure energy metabolism ranging from resting metabolism rate (RMR) to sports performance testing (e.g. VO2max tests) with high accuracy.

The Omnical Sport

The Omnical Sport indirect calorimeter comprises of four basic parts: a gas analysis system, the breathing unit (facemask), data analysis software and reporting software. With this method, the subject’s breathe flow is directed through a facemask and an optional flow unit to the gas analysis system.

  1. Omnical
  2. Breathing unit (facemask)
  3. Analysis software
  4. Reporting software


  1. Flow unit
  2. Validation kit

Software and data analysis

To carry out the various protocols different software applications are available. The software gives the opportunity to input metadata of the experiment and subject and shows live measurement data during the test. The data is saved after the test.

Report software is designed to translate measurement data into a report for the subject. The report also includes different graphs by choice, that include the heartrate, power, VO2, VCO2 and threshold.

System performance

System accuracy
1% ± 2.0% SD or better for VO2 and VCO2 measurements @ 250mL/min oxygen consumption and 100 L/min flow.
Respiratory Quotient (RQ) = VCO2/ VO2 within 0.02 absolute.

High flow up to human physiological maximum, low flow for RMR infants

Ventilation 20-450L/min (higher range is possible on request)
O2 uptake 0-8 L/min
CO2 production 0-8 L/min

High VCO2 and VO2 update rate
Live display of measurement values updated every 5 seconds.