Human Performance and Health Laboratory

Research Park iNOVA, together with the University of the Faroe Islands and the Faroese Business Development Fund, are now opening the Human Performance and Health Laboratory, a facility dedicated to research in human physiology located in Tˇrshavn.

The facility will be headed by professor Magni Mohr, Ph.D. from the University of the Faroe Islands while the funds necessary to procure the instrumentation has been provided by Faroese Business Development Fund. A list of the equipment, a Gas Analyzer and several high-end exercise instruments, installed in the Human Performance and Health laboratory can be found here.

Apart from enabling research in human physiology, The Human Performance and Health Laboratory will also provide an opportunity for the Faroese athletic community. Several exercise physilogical tests are available to ensure optimal training efficiency.

Exercise physiological tests available at the Human Performance and Health Laboratory (HPHL)

It is now possible to perform advanced discipline-specific athletic tests at the HPLH at Research Park iNOVA. Since the same scientific equipment is used for physiological research, all the tests are thouroughly validated.

A physiological analysis of the test results by Magni Mohr, Ph.D. is included in all the tests, allowing an estimation of the current physiological state of the test-subject and practical suggestions for optimizing the test-subjects training program.

HPLH offers relevant tests for short- and long distance athletes (running, swimming, rowing, cycling) and ballsports (football, handball, badminton etc.). Furthermore, specific physiological tests of exercise involving arms and legs are offered.

Available tests and their pricing are listed below:

  • Maximal oxygen consumption test (VO2max) ľ cycling, running, rowing and swimming
    1000 DKK

  • Test of VO2max, exercise economy and metabolism                                                        
    1500 DKK

  • Test VO2max, exercise economy, metabolism and oxygen uptake kinetics
    1750 DKK

  • Wingate test on bicycle - test of anaerobic properties  
    750 DKK

  • Pepeated sprint test - cycling, running, rowing, swimming and swimming                      
    750 DKK

  • Critical Power 3-min test - test of anaerobic properties (cycling, roving)                                                  
    1000 DKK

  • Upper body VO2test and upper body power test (swimming)                                                                  
    1000 DKK

  • Upper body VO2test and upper body power test and VO2max test for swimming                                    
    1500 DKK

  • Test of Anaerobic threshold, VO2max, exercise economy and metabolism                                              
    1500 DKK

  • Ballgames specific testing (pricing set in agreement with individual teams)

All test include physiological analyses of the test results by Magni Mohr, Ph.D.

Book physiological tests by emailing Magni Mohr, Ph.D. (magnim@setur.fo) or Janus Vang, Ph.D., director of Research Park iNOVA.