arm ergometer


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arm ergometer

A hand-driven crank used instead of a bicycle or treadmill to measure cardiopulmonary conditioning or health.
See also: ergometer
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Various approaches researchers have been used including the maximal accumulated oxygen deficit (MAOD) (Hill and Smith, 1993), the Wingate cycle ergometer test (Beneke et al., 2002), the Wingate arm ergometer test (Hawley and Williams, 1991), and tethered swimming (Papoti et al., 2003; 2007) to determine the anaerobic capacity.
Testing was performed in the upright seated position with a Monark arm ergometer (Monark Excercise AB, Varberg, Sweden) mounted to an adjustable table.
After surgery, 14 patients were randomly assigned to the control group that started a 6 wk general rehabilitation program or the training group that combined it with an interval exercise program on an arm ergometer. A Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) Osteoarthritis Index was completed 1 mo before and 2 mo and 1 yr after surgery.
The [Game.sup.Cycle] system is an arm ergometer (arm-crank) interfaced with a personal computer.
If you can, push your chair in sustained exercise for 30 minutes at least three times a week or use an arm ergometer. Studies have shown that exercise can raise HDL -- good cholesterol.
This was a novel approach of intervention where arm ergometers were used in patients with claudication and the result obtained interestingly increased the pain-free walking distance among the patients25.