MetaSoft® Studio

The core of all CORTEX systems.

One Software for all Processes.

The core of all CORTEX systems is the application software called MetaSoft® Studio. It manages and monitors all processes of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing and controls all peripheral systems such as heart rate and blood pressure meters well as other measuring instruments.

Tailored Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing.

Intuitive workflows allow users to easily run all applications. Step by step, users are guided through the individual phases of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing. Based on a modular system, MetaSoft® Studio enables you to compile individual test and analysis processes. Each user can set up typical test processes and standardize them.

Easy Handling.

Useful graphical displays make it easy to evaluate the measurements. The user can select from different display options or configure the display of test data according to his or her preferences. Reporting functions allow you to display the test results in a clearly structured form. The user can either use a mouse, a touch screen or a keyboard to run the programme.

CORTEX Training Guidance

Precise Determination of VT1 and VT2

The software feature CORTEX MSS Training Assistant determines the optimal training zones. It calculates individualised heart rate training zones for different stress phases and individual training goals and motivates users by precisely showing the progress gained.

Effective Training. CORTEX is the only company offering a Training Assistant which determines training zones based on two physiological thresholds: the anaerobic threshold (1. respiratory threshold) and the respiratory compensation point (2. respiratory threshold). As a result the heart rate training zones can be strictly delimited from each other at both thresholds. The athlete thus knows at any time in which training zone he or she is. Only this makes his or her training really effective.

Manual Adjustment. Main novelty in MetaSoft® Studio: The determined thresholds and training zones can not only be adjusted automatically, but also manually and easily.

Various Reference Values. To assess the individual fitness of an athlete or patient, the values determined in Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing are compared with standardized scientifically proven values and displayed in an overview. MetaSoft® Studio also allows you to compare several test results of one or various individuals and groups with each other.

CORTEX MSS Training Planer

A clearly structured design.

The CORTEX MSS Training Planer transmits the results of the Training Assistant to a clearly structured training plan that is structured like a calendar.

Clear Training Cycles. Based on the previously determined fitness level and defined parameters such as training goal, load increase, frequency and type of sport, the system generates training plans in a micro-, meso- and macro-cycle.

Variety for Sport, Prevention and Rehabilitation. The training planer has a comprehensive collection of reference training plans for various and numerous types of sports and prevention and rehabilitation measures. The planer also allows you to easily set up individual training plans.

Motivation based on Overview. Looking at the training plan, you always see the goals set. This motivates the athlete and progress is made quicker. This way, sport physicians and therapists can easily accompany the performance steps of their athletes and patients.

Perfect ECG Integration.

The product also offers integration of ECGs. The software supports numerous 12-channel ECG systems available on the market. The product meta control 3000 from CORTEX combines a spiroergometer and a proven 12-channel ECG from the company custo med. MetaSoft Studio® combines both systems bidirectionally forming an easy-to-use cardiopulmonary diagnostics system.
MetaSoft Studio Training Guidance
MetaSoft Studio Exercise Scheduler

CORTEX MSS Basal and Resting Metabolic Rate

Find your personal energy metabolism.

The resting metabolic rate informs you of the individual energy balance of a test person. This rate is measured at rest and compared to expected values.   It is used and seen as a reliable basis for controlled calorie intake, for example in the context of a recommendation for individual nutrition or training.

CORTEX MSS Energy Metabolism during Stress Tests

A well functioning energy metabolism is an important prerequisite for proactive and sustainable heath care. It can be improved if doing the right training. For this purpose, you must measure a person’s energy balance and the fat and carbohydrate burning at increasing stress levels. MetaSoft® Studio then determines the ideal heart rate zones for a more economic metabolism.

MetaSoft Studio Maximum lipid Metabolism


Our solutions for Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing naturally offer the option of conventional spirometry. Our CORTEX MSS Spirometry software option operates within the MetaSoft® Studio functional environment and offers you a number of other measurement, calculation and comparison options in addition to VC, FVC and MVV tests. With minimal additional effort you can offer your patients a lung function test at any time under laboratory conditions with the CORTEX Spirometry option.

MetaSoft Studio Spirometry
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