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ergometer

[ər′gäm·əd·ər]
(engineering)
An instrument with a recording device used to measure work performed by muscles under control conditions.

Ergometer

 

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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Fire fighter in a standard rescue suit with breathing apparatus on a bicycle ergometer in the model work (load value: 100 W) inside the climatic chamber
Graphical Representation of Distance Covered in Bicycle Ergometer by the Subjects
The relationship of body weight on maximum oxygen uptake and heavy work endurance capacity on the bicycle ergometer. Med.
One patient experienced thigh cramps and required to change to elastic band stretching exercises instead of the bicycle ergometer. Reasons for missed sessions include medical reasons, equipment being unavailable, cramps (which may be related to dialysis [Daugirdas et al, 2007]) and other musculoskeletal soreness, and inadequate reporting of completed exercise sessions.
The bicycle ergometers contained movable handlebars controlling steering movements of video game vehicles.
All patients exercised on a bicycle ergometer with a starting workload of 50 W, increasing every 2 min by 25 W.
Those assigned to the exercise arm initially worked out in-hospital on a bicycle ergometer six times daily in 10-minute sessions at 70% of their symptom-limited maximal heart rate.
In a recent study, 15 men and women were randomized to either a placebo nose strip or an active nose strip and exercised to exhaustion on a bicycle ergometer. Measurements of performance, perception of effort, and ventilation showed no advantage from the use of nose strips.
Spacelabs Burdick's Bicycle Ergometer has been designed to assist individuals with stress tests when they are unable to perform them on standard treadmills due to orthopedic, peripheral vascular, or neurological limitations.
Individuals in this group walked for a minimum of 1 mile per week and also exercised twice a week on the FES bicycle ergometer.
Aims and Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the gender differences in muscle functions using hand-grip dynamometer, Mosso's ergograph, bicycle ergometer, and respiratory endurance in young adults.
Guyatt described a significant correlation between the results of a walking rest and a bicycle ergometer test in group of patients with chronic lung disease and heart failure.

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