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Running Men
4125 Market St #10
Ventura, CA 93003
(800) 235-3333
Canopy (Hood) Metabolic Calibrator (CMC)

For Canopy-type Resting VO2 measurement systems

Ever wonder about the accuracy of your canopy VO2 measurements?

CMC produces a precise simulated Resting Metabolic Rate, a known VO2 & VCO2, therefore a known REE (RMR, BMR) at a known RQ and verifies overall system accuracy, including software to verify the accuracy of any Canopy VO2 system!

A gas containing 21% CO2, bal N2 results in a known VO2 and VCO2 with an RQ of 1.
A 17% CO2, balance N2 gas mixture results in a known VO2 and VCO2 with an RQ of 0.773.

Perfect for systems such as "DeltaTrac" or any other VO2 measurement system utilizing a canopy (hood).

The CMC has fixed VO2 settings at 100, 200, 300, 400 and 500 milli-liter per minute VO2 and VCO2 plus a continously variable adjustment to 1 liter of VO2. You simply place the metabolic gas mixture delivery tube under the canopy while running a simulated patient test. Then note the results from your metabolic measurement system and enter the data into the included Excel spreadsheet software template to correct for temperature, barometric pressure and humidity. Our software automatically computes the error.
  • Other preset metabolic rates available.
  • Fool-proof! Totally preset, no adjustments, no calibration. Just open the gas valve and place the gas delivery tube under the canopy (hood). Start a test exactly as if you were testing a patient.
  • Instant-on accuracy verification.
  • No guessing, no fine-tuning
  • Works on the principle of mass preservation, a fact of physics, as sure as gravity.
  • This is a "Gold Standard" accuracy verification

Accuracy of the generated VO2 and VCO2 of the Metabolic Simulator = +/-1/2%

New Rental Program:
A 5-day rental is now available, total cost including metabolic calibration gas and freight charges $699.00, order # 17055-R and 16921.

For a Rental Agreement, Click here to open a PDF file.

For a metabolic simulator for standard VO2 measurement systems, click here: Motorized Syringe type Metabolic Calibrator

Last Updated: 2 Jan 2021

Qty Product Catalog Number Price

Canopy (Hood) Metabolic Calibrator (CMC) 17055A 5,950.00

5-day rental of 17055 17055-R 500.00

Replacement Metabolic Gas Mixture 20.9% CO2 16921 450.00
  Buy 4 or more for $405.00 each

Metabolic Calibration Gas 17% CO2 16923 450.00
  Buy 4 or more for $405.00 each

Mobile Gas Cylinder cart as shown 16961 95.00