How FitQuest works

FitQuest brings full bio-mechanical lab technology to the gym or corporate wellness centre.

Using tests developed and recognised by sports scientists, with a comparative database of over 42,000 individuals, FitQuest provides the first self-administered, scientifically robust fitness measurement.

So, you can think of FitQuest as being a mini sports science lab. It doesn’t do everything you would see in a normal lab, but it does share many features and technologies. FitQuest was designed to allow ordinary gym users to quickly assess their general fitness, irrespective of what physical activity they prefer.

FitQuest guides users through a step by step series of physical activities that are designed to measure some of their "core skills". These measurements are therefore "non-sports specific". That means that whether they are a ballet dancer or a rugby player, they share the same core skills. FiQuest does not measure how good an individual is at a specific sport, but it does indicate how physically fit they are.

FQ score?

FitQuest not only measures individual parameters, but provides an overall fitness assessment known as the Fitness Quotient (or FQ™ score). To help your members understand the results, we have converted the data into a unified fitness score, similar to the IQ test for intelligence.

The FQ score is based on measurements of over 42,000 users. As there is a significant difference in the average results for males and females and between ages, a user’s FQ score is calculated by comparing their measurements with others in the same sex and age group.

If the user obtains an FQ of 100, they are average for their age and gender. The results are provided for each parameter assessed, so that they can see their relative strengths and weaknesses and identify areas to improve.

Fitness quotient in detail

The anatomy of FitQuest

FitQuest incorporates an advanced measurement force platform with a user-friendly touch screen interface, and a custom computer which runs MIE’s unique algorithms. This is housed in a strong steel chassis encased in an easy clean and hard wearing case to minimise maintenance.

Wipe clean surface

FitQuest's cladding is hand constructed in a mineral surface material that is low maintenance, resilient to marks and naturally hygienic.

Network connectivity

FitQuest incorporates both wired (LAN), wireless (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n) and up to 4G mobile data network connectivity.

Scheduled power up

The FitQuest Kiosk can be scheduled to automatically power/boot up at opening times and close down just before you close for the day.

FitQuerst Kiosk

Full 1080p touchscreen

FitQuest features an intuitive 21.5 inch high resolution touch screen user interface and high quality audio feedback.

Steel biometric handles

Made from high grade stainless steel, FitQuest’s biometric handles measure heart rate recovery after a user has completed the Step task.

Biometric jump platform

FitQuest incorporates a medical specification biometric jump platform that is incredibly accurate at measuring force, weight and tilt.

Technicalhighlights

  • The base component of FitQuest is one of the most accurate jump platforms available. Accurate to +/-0.1%.
  • The platform measures at 1000Hz, is accurate to 500g and is self calibrating.
  • The results of the fitness test are based on a research database built by MIE of 42,000+ users, established over 6 years and continuing to grow.

FitQuest’s combination of ease of use, sophisticated measurement and easy to understand output won it the prestigious reddot design award in 2015.

Red Dot Award Logo

FitQuest specifications

Physical dimensions and operating limits

 
Height1800mm
Width1005mm
Depth1410mm
Weight163kg
Operational floor space1005mm (width) x 1920mm (depth, inc. space at front for press ups)
Operational height2500mm (to allow for jump head clearance)
Maximum user weight145kg (22 stone 11lbs)

Power input and connectivity

 
Voltage110-240v
Frequency50/60Hz
Power consumption500w
Electrical current5 amp
ConnectivityPower supply and network connection (LAN/WiFi/3G/4G as applicable)

User interface

 
Screen typeActive matrix TFT backlit LCD touch screen
Screen size21.5 inches
Screen resolution1920px by 1080px native
Viewing angle170° horizontal, 160° vertical

Structural and surface materials

 
Internal chassisWelded steel
Facing surfacesAcrylic stone with the main component aluminium hydroxide mixed with acrylic resin and natural pigments enabling a highly durable, easy clean and maintainable surface
Side panels5000 grade aluminium alloy

Fitness measurements

 
Measurement methodsNon-invasive high impact biometric jump platform and propriety hand held electrodes with dynamic filters
Measured itemsCentre of pressure (COP), length of path of COP movement, dynamic forces and force changes, fatigue rates, work/time done, Passive ECG
OutputsBalance Upper body strength, Upper body endurance, Lower body strength, Lower body endurance, Speed ability, Explosive muscle power, Heart rate recovery, Fitness Quotient index (FQ)
Made by MIE Medical Research
A UK registered medical device company.