Sport Physiology Laboratory
Location: Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Research Center
Year of the Establishment: February, 2010
Major Specialized Equipment: Exercise physiology system including PTK14 exercise physiology kit, ergometer treadmill and ergometer bike
Research and Educational Applications: This laboratory can be used to evaluate the amount of O2 consumption and CO2 production during exercise. Also, the amount of metabolic activity can be calculated. These measurements can be used to evaluate the effect of exercise methods and interventions for cardiovascular, respiratory, diabetic, etc. patients.
In the field of education, this laboratory helps students to become familiar with the concepts of metabolic activities while exercising and breathing O2 and CO2 gases. They can observe an increase in heart rate, respiration rate, changes in respiratory gases and an increase in metabolism during exercise and the return of these changes to normal condition after exercise.