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treadmill

exercise equipment that allows the individual to walk or run in place on a rotating belt. A treadmill may be flat or inclined.

treadmill

(tred'mil)
A conveyor belt for walking or running in place; the speed of movement and angle of inclination can be varied during tests of cardiopulmonary health and conditioning.
See: exercise tolerance test

treadmill

mechanized running surface allowing the subject to walk/run without travelling forward, either at self-chosen pace (for sagittal/frontal-plane gait analysis), or forced pace (for cardiac and claudication stress tests)
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Bate's gyrometer allowed the management of the tread-mill to "be conducted upon one regular system throughout the kingdom.
The two hands of the gyrometer were set together at the first point of the scale and, on completing the tread-mill labour the observer noted the point or division last passed over by the small hand.
Since 1987, more than 20 million stair-climbing machines and 15 million tread-mills have been purchased, according to a study done by the Fitness Products Council.