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an instrument that measures the amount of work performed during muscular activity; see also dynamometer.
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An instrument for measuring the degree of muscular power.
Synonym(s): ergometer
[dynamo- + G. metron, measure]
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An instrument for measuring the amount of work done by a muscle or group of muscles.

er′go·met′ric (ûr′gə-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
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1. Synonym(s): dynamometer.
2. An indoor rower or pedal device used to exercise the arms and legs.
[ergo- + G. metron, measure]
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(2012) Reliability and Validity of the Velotron Racermate Cycle Ergometer to Measure Anaerobic Power.
Our results showed that work done assessed using bicycle ergometer and Mosso ergograph was significantly higher in males than females.
Kinematic parameters were recorded and ergometer, analyzed and compared between initial testing and final testing as follows:
Also, it is interesting that the compression garment did not decrease the subject's physiological stress during the submaximal workloads of the incremental cycle ergometer test.
The principle of the knee ergometer is both right and left-leg-braces are arranged to move in opposite directions as shown in Fig.
The participants had a higher [O.sub.2] consumption rate on the step-test, when compared to cycle ergometer. The energy expenditure per unit time was also more in step test when compared to cycle ergometer.
Data for each ergometer (rowing, cycle, and treadmill) were compared using a one-way analysis of variance, and if P < 0.05, data were compared with a post-hoc paired samples t-test.
Laboratory exercise challenge test considers more factors than methacholine test, but the disadvantage of this test is that it can only be performed on a treadmill or cycle ergometer. The test is not sport specific [6].
The ergometer consists of a rectangular Teflon[R]-coated aluminum foot pedal (10.0 x 33.5 cm).
It is a sweeping ergometer, a training tool which measures how powerful we are and I haven't used it very often.'
The 'sweep ergometer' is equipped with miniature gauges to measure the downward force being exerted by a sweeper and 'brush-head accelerators' which record sweeping speed.
A Scottish Institute of Sport spokeswoman said the brush - a sweep ergometer - now forms an integral part of the training regime.