Field of application

The OXY DR1 software serves for diagnostics of muscular oxygen saturation thresholds ST1 and ST2, as well as the long-term and comparative analysis of the thresholds. With the aid of the software the parameters measured using the NIRS/VIS methods can be read from the OXY DR1 hardware, the related data can be displayed, analysed and documented.

At the same time the software can be used in comparative analysis of NIRS/VIS measurement with OXY DR1 and traditional lactate threshold diagnostics and spiroergometry. For that purpose, interfaces to commonly used spiroergometry and lactate threshold test equipment (or the software respectively) have been integrated. OXY DR1 software is thus perfectly suitable for use in research environments.

Who would use the OXY DR1 software?

The OXY DR1 software includes all common features of performance diagnostics software and it is therefore designed for use in sports medicine. Our target clientele includes Olympic training centres, universities, sports physicians and professional coaches.

Overview of the OXY DR1 software

The software offers five main features:

  • Import and parallel display of all parameters of up to 4 OXY4 DR1 sensors
  • Analysis
  • Training recommendation
  • Comparison
  • Documentation (print/export)

In a second version, the Import provides for access to external hardware and software. The product is then compatible with

  • OXY4 DR1 (Hardware)
  • COSMED OMNIA (spiroergometry)
  • CORTEX (spiroergometry)
  • CareFusion (spiroergometry)
  • Ganshorn (spiroergometry)

Lactate values measured can be manually entered into the software.

The Analysis is carried out by means of calculation and display of thresholds (LT1, LT2, VT1, VT2, ST1, ST2). For that purpose all values and the respective relations are shown on a time axis. Threshold value models are provided for the calculation of lactate thresholds. The ventilatory thresholds are transferred from the software products of the third-party vendors, and the saturation thresholds are calculated using the respective algorithm.

In the Training recommendation section different pre-definable training zones can be specified according to the six different thresholds.

In Comparison mode diagnostics can be displayed in longitudinal and cross section. This way, all time- and person-related threshold developments can be monitored.

Documentation includes summaries of the results (individual analysis/comparison) which are stored in the database. For statistical evaluation the data can also be exported to common file formats.