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.

FitQuest Jump task

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 polymer 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.

Biometric Foot plates

Madew from the same biocompatible stainless steel as the handles, the foot plates form part of the octopolar electrodes for segmental BIA.

FitQuest 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.


  • 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

Specifications correct as of 28th March 2018

Physical dimensions and operating limits

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)
User age range18-65 years

Power input and connectivity

Power consumption500W
Fuse rating5A @ 230V / 10A @ 110V
NetworkLAN/WiFi (3G/4G option)

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 surfacesPolymer mineral 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 methodsHigh impact jump platform. Multi-functional hand 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)

BIA measurement specifications

Measuring methodOctopolar (8-point) tactile electrode system
Measuring principleLock-in signal conversion technology
Measuring rangeMulti-frequency 5 kHz to 500 kHz BIS
Measuring precisionImpedance: +/- 0.5 ohm
Phase angle: +/- 0.2 degrees
Measuring current250uA (Sinusoidal waveform)
Measurement parametersImpedance, phase angle, resistance, reactance
Measured segmentsLeft arm, right arm, trunk, left leg, right leg, whole body
Measurement durationless than 10 seconds (all segments total time)

BIA calculated results - whole body

Intracellular Water (ICW)litre
Extracellular Water (ECW)litre
Total Body Water (TBW)litre
Fat Free Mass (FFM)kg
Fat Mass (FM)kg
Skeletal Muscle Mass (SMM)kg
Visceral Fat Area (VFA)cm2
Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)lkcal
Metabolic ageyears

BIA calculated results - segmental

Left Arm Skeletal Muscle Masskg
Right Arm Skeletal Muscle Masskg
Trunk Skeletal Muscle Masskg
Left Leg Skeletal Muscle Masskg
Right Leg Skeletal Muscle Masskg
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