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An instrument with a recording device used to measure work performed by muscles under control conditions.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



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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