Equipment information

For instructions on how to use certain items of equipment please have a look at the user guide section.

Anthropometric Equipment

  • Rosscraft Centurian anthropometric kit, Rosscraft Innovations Inc., Canada.
    Website: Rosscraft
  • Holtain skinfold caliper, Holtain Ltd., Crymych, UK.
    Website: Holtain
  • Omron Body Fat Monitor BF306, Omron Healthcare Europe B.V., The Netherlands.
  • Harpenden Skinfold Caliper, Baty International, Burgess Hill, England.
  • Harpenden anthropometric tape, Holtain LTD, Hoechstmass, West Germany.

Bioelectrical Impedance Analysers

  • Omron Body Fat Monitor (hand to hand BIA) BF 306, Omron Medizintechnik, Mannheim, Germany.
  • Bodystat 1500 Sports BIA, Bodystat, Douglas, Isle of Man, UK
  • Bodystat Quadscan 4000, Bodystat, Douglas, Isle of Man, UK
    Website: Bodystat
  • Tanita BIA BF-350 body composition analyser (foot to foot), Tanita UK Ltd., Middlesex, UK.
    Website: Tanita
  • Tanita BIA UM-076 body composition analyser (foot to foot), Tanita UK Ltd., Middlesex, UK.

Biomechanics Equipment

  • Force plate (AMTI, Advanced Mechanical Technology, Inc., Massachusetts, USA).
    • Same applies to software for data collection (AMTINetForce) and data conversion (BioAnalysis).
  • USB Pressure plate (Footscan entry level USB2 platform, RsScan International NV, Belgium).
  • CODA (Codamotion CX1 unit, Charnwood Dynamics Ltd., Leicestershire, UK)
  • Cameras
    • GoPro Hero 3+ silver (GoPro, Inc., California, USA).
    • Sony SLT-α65V (Sony Corporation, Tokyo, Japan).

Bone Density

  • Bone ultrasonometer, GE Achilles InSight, GE Healthcare, Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, UK

Blood Analysis

  • Reflotron Plus, Roche Diagnostics, Burgess Hill, UK
  • Biosen C-Line, EKF Diagnostics, Barleben, Germany
  • Micro-haematocrit centrifuge, (Analax Instruments, Hawksley & Sons, England)
  • Micro-haematocrit tube reader (Hawksley & Sons, England)
  • YSI 2500 Lactate Analyser, YSI, UK.
  • Spectrophotometer (Jenway 6310 spectrophotometer, Bibby Scientific, England)
  • B-Haemoglobin photometer (Hemocue Ltd, Angelholm, Sweden)

Blood Pressure

  • Dinamap Pro 100V2, GE Medical Systems Information Technologies 2002, Tampa, Florida, USA.
  • Accoson, Blood Pressure Cuff, England.
  • Omron M6 Comfort digital Blood Pressure Monitor, Omron Healthcare Co. Ltd, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Digital Blood Pressure Monitor, Model UA-767PC, A and D Medical Co., LTD, Saitama, Japan.

Creatine Kinase Assay

  • Jenway 6310 Spectrophotometer, Barloworld Scientific Ltd, Dunmow, Essex, UK.
  • Jenway Heated Cell Block Controller, Bibby Scientific, Dunmow, Essex, UK.
  • Jencons - PLS Mixer, VX100, East Sussex, UK.
  • Heraeus Pico 17 Centrifuge, Thermo Scientific, Germany.
  • CK-NAC Assay Kit, Randox Laboratorites Limited, Crumlin, County Antrim, UK.


  • Lode Corival cpet, Lode BV, Groningen, The Netherlands.
    Website: Lode
  • Lode Excalibur Sport V2 electrically-braked cycle ergometer, Lode BV, Groningen, The Netherlands.
    Website: Lode
  • Monark 827e friction-braked cycle ergometer, Monark Exercise AB, Vansbro, Sweden.
    Website: Monark
  • Monark Ergomedic 894 E Peak Bike friction braked ergometer, Monark Exercise AB, Vansbro, Sweden.
    Website: Monark
  • Concept 2 Rowing ergometer, Concept 2 Inc., Vermont, USA.
    Website: Concept 2
  • Woodway PPS 55 Sport slat-belt treadmill, Woodway GmbH, Weil am Rhein, Germany.
  • Taurus T10.5 Pro treadmill, Taurus Fitness Sport-Tiedje GmbH, Schleswig, Germany.
    Website: Taurus
  • Velotron cycle ergometer, RacerMate, Inc., Seattle, Washington, USA.
    Website: RacerMate


  • GPS Sports Systems SPI Pro X, Australia.

Handgrip Dynamometry

  • Takei 5001 Grip Dynamometer Analogue, Takai Scientific Instruments Co., Ltd., Niigata City, Japan.

Heart rate monitoring

  • Polar heart rate monitor, Polar Electro, Finland.
    Website: Polar
  • Polar Team 2 System, China.
  • Polar RS800CX Heart rate watch, China.
  • Polar FT1 Heart rate watch, China.
  • Polar T31 Heart rate strap, Finland.

Isokinetic Dynamometer

  • Biodex System 3 Medical Systems 830-200, Shirley, N.Y. 11967 USA.

Jump Measurement

  • Jump Mat – Probotics Inc. 8602 Esslinger CT, Huntsville, Alabama, USA.
  • Optojump Microgate RX30, Italy.


  • DS7A Current Stimulator, Digitimer, Hertfordshire, UK
    Website: Digitimer

Portable Glucose Analyser

  • Cardiochek P.A., Polymer Technology Systems, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

Portable Lactate Analyser

  • Lactate Pro 2, Blood lactate test meter, Arkray, Shiga, Japan.
  • Statstrip Lactate Xpress Meter, Nova Biomedical, Waltham, USA.

Physical Activity Measurement

  • Actigraph GT1M, Actigraph Corp., Pensacola, FL32502, USA.

Pulse Oximetry

  • Onyx Vantage Pulse Oximeter, Nonin Medical, Inc., Plymouth, USA.

Respiratory Gas Analysers

  • Cortex Metalyzer 2R on-line gas analyser, Cortex, Leipzig, Germany.
    Cortex Metalyser 3B, Cortex Metamax 3B.
    Related: Metasoft v.2.1 software, DVT or triple V volume transducer.
  • Cosmed K4B2 gas analyser, Rome, Italy.
  • Morgan Medical EX671 mass spectrophotometer gas analyser, Ferarris Respiratory, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
  • Jaeger Oxycon Pro breath-by-breath ergospirometry system, VIASYS Healthcare GmbH, Hoechburg, Germany.
  • Medgraphics Cardiorespiratory Diagnostics, Express Series, Gloucester, UK.

Scales and stadiometers

  • Seca digital column scale SEC-170, Seca, Hamburg, Germany.
  • Seca stadiometer SEC-225, Seca, Hamburg, Germany.
  • Digital scales sensitive to 100 g (Hampel XWM-150K, Hampel Electronics Co. Taiwan)
  • Digital scales sensitive to 100 mg (Ohaus CS-200, Ohaus, New Jersey)
  • Digital Scales sensitive to .00mg (Mettler Toledo Precision Scales Excellence Plus XP205, Switzerland.)
  • Digital scales sensitive to 100mg: Ohaus Valor 3000 Xtreme, Ohaus Corporation, USA.


  • Microplus handheld spirometer, Micro Medical Limited, Rochester, UK.
  • Micro I spirometer, Carefusion, Basingstoke, UK.
  • Micro RPM handheld mouth pressure meter, Micro Medical Limited, Rochester, UK.

Time Trial Equipment

  • Powertap G3 Hub, Wisconsin, USA. (Wheel)
  • Joule GPS, Wisconsin, USA. (Display unit)
  • Heart rate monitor: Power ANT+, Wisconsin, USA. (Heart rate Monitor)
  • Poweragent, Wisconsin, USA. (Software)
  • Cycleops Super Magneto, Wisconsin, USA. (Turbo Trainer)
  • SRAM GXP SRM powermeter, SRM International, Julich, Germany.
  • SRM Powercontrol VII, SRM International, Julich, Germany.
  • Exocet II, Planet X time trial bike, Planet X, Sheffield, UK.
  • Stealth, Planet X time trial bike, Planet X, Sheffield, UK.
  • Kurt Kinetic Rock and Roll II Turbo Trainer, T-2300, Minneapolis, USA.
  • SRM Win Software, Julich, Germany.

Timing Systems

  • Timing Gates - Brower TC Timing System, Draper, Utah, USA.
  • Stopwatch, Fisher Scientific, Loughborough, UK.
  • Traceable Timer, Fisher Scientific, Loughborough, UK.

Other equipment

  • Rectal thermistor (YSI temperature probe, Henleys Medical, Hertfordshire, UK)
  • Temperature switchbox (YSI Precision 4000, Henleys Medical, Hertfordshire)
  • Handheld digital refractometer, calibrated between 0 to 1500 H2O (Pocket Osmocheck, Vitech Scientific, UK)
  • Prestige Medical, Advance B Autoclave, Blackburn, UK.
  • Sanyo VIP Series, Ultra Low Freezers, Japan.
  • Skin Temperature Monitor - Grant Squirrel SQ800, Dundee, Scotland.
  • Computrainer Lab, Racer Mate, Seattle, WA, USA.