INSCYD collaborates with Stanford University 
for research on running economy


The most advanced software for performance analysis has been chosen by the American university as their number one tool for their studies on running economy.

 

 Campus of the world famous Stanford University

Campus of the world famous Stanford University

(Tägerwilen, Switzerland, June 1st 2018) –

INSCYD has been working together with the American University of Stanford as their number one tool to measure running economy.

 

“In studying and developing devices to improve the efficiency of human running, it is critical to have exact measures of metabolic cost,” says Elliot W. Hawkes, now Assistant Professor the Mechanical Engineering at the UC, Santa Barbara. “INSCYD offers us the ability to create the most accurate measures of metabolic efficiency available today.” 


 Energy cost is one of the major performance indicators in running

Energy cost is one of the major performance indicators in running

INSCYD is the only software that takes into account the energy that comes from all the  three metabolic pathways: aerobic, glycolytic and creatine phosphate. Normally scientists and coaches just take into account the most classic physiological metric, VO2, as the only measure of economy, but they don’t look at the energy that comes from the other energy systems. INSCYD software also calculates specific corrections for fat and carbohydrate contributions within the aerobic system. This feature not only makes INSCYD’s economy tool the only one available on the market, but also a cutting-edge one that is difficult to match with.

 

Learn more about the most accurate way to measure running economy here