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Skidmore College
Health and Human Physiological Sciences

Resting measurements lab

Human Nutrition and Metabolism

The Human Nutrition and Metabolism laboratory at Skidmore College supports student and faculty research aimed at analyzing aspect of resting physiological variables such as metabolism, heart rate, and oxygen consumption.  Skidmore faculty and students utilize the following laboratory technologies in their research:

Metabolic Cart
Used to quantify oxygen consumption and, thus, energy expenditure in subjects

Venous Occlusive Plethysmographer
Used to measure blood flow in upper and lower limbs

Analox GM7 Micro-Stat
Used to identify and analyze up to thirty different analytes in whole blood and plasma.