Founded in Italy in 1980, COSMED is a privately owned company manufacturing cardio pulmonary and metabolic diagnostic equipment. The company develops equipment for both professional and medical use in the hospital, primary care, university & education, sport and wellness markets. Applications are used extensively in human physiology, clinical nutrition, respiratory care, cardiac rehabilitation, research of obesity and diabetes.
COSMED offers a full range of spirometers, pulmonary function, body composition, nutritional assessment and cardio pulmonary exercise systems, as well as electrocardiographs, ergometers and assessment software.
COSMED products are used throughout professional sport, including NFL and weightlifting. The company is also heavily involved in the measurement of body fat and statistical awareness of day to day health issues. In recent news the COSMED K4b2 mobile metabolic system was acclaimed by the USA brand New Balance and the Quark CPET COSMED respiratory system was an award winner at Arab Health in 2013.
Growth throughout the 1990’s lead to global profile and in 2011, the COSMED USA, Inc. subsidiary completed the acquisition of Life Measurement, Inc. a leading provider of body composition assessment equipment in infants, children and adults allowing COSMED distributors to promote the award winning BOD POD and PEA POD systems.
With headquarters in Rome, Italy COSMED has subsidiaries in the USA and agency offices in China, Germany, UK and Australia. COSMED distributes its products internationally through a distributor network covering more than 70 countries.