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An instrument with a recording device used to measure work performed by muscles under control conditions.



an instrument used for performing and measuring fixed amounts of mechanical work.

Ergometers vary according to the kind of work to be performed and the particular muscles used in the work. They may take the form of finger or hand ergometers, bicycle ergometers, treadmills (moving paths that operate at variable speeds and inclinations), steps of different heights, spring levers or pedals, and handwheels. Modern ergometers record the amount of energy expended and parameters of such physiological systems as the cardiovascular system and the respiratory system. Ergometers are used primarily in work and sports laboratories. (See also.)

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1] amplitude), during and after arm ergometer test (model 8000D; CONTEC, USA).
Maximum exercise testing was carried out in arm ergometer (Top excite mode, Technogym, Gambetolla, Italy) at constant environment (22 [+ or -] 2[degrees]C).
On the other hand HVE showed smaller values of QTc interval at rest and after maximal arm ergometer test considering standard values (rest = 304.
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In addition to the traditional rehabilitation program, TG undertook an exercise training program with an arm ergometer.
cycle] research's objective is to determine if the system is an effective exercise platform and if people perceive that the effort is less than if they exercised with only an arm ergometer.