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An instrument for measuring the amount of work done by a muscle or group of muscles.

[Greek ergon, work; see werg- in Indo-European roots + -meter.]

er′go·met′ric (ûr′gə-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
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1. (General Physics) a dynamometer
2. (Rowing) Also called: erg (informal) or ergo a type of exercise machine in which the action of rowing is simulated by the pulling of a strong flexible cord wound round a flywheel
[C20: from Greek ergon work + -meter]
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(ɜrˈgɒm ɪ tər)

a device for measuring the physiological effects of a period of work or exercise, as calories expended while bicycling.
er`go•met′ric (-gəˈmɛ trɪk) adj.
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Noun1.ergometer - measuring instrument designed to measure powerergometer - measuring instrument designed to measure power
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
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Several valid and reliable laboratory-specialized ergometers and power meters have been developed so far to monitor exercise performance while cycling: Lode (Earnest et al., 2005; Reiser et al., 2000), Ergoline (Maxwell et al., 1998), Monark (Macintosh et al., 2001; Maxwell et al., 1998), Velotron (Abbiss et al., 2009; Astorino and Cottrell, 2012), Wattbike (Hopker et al., 2010; Wainwright et al., 2017).
Additionally, incremental tests using cycle ergometers seem to elicit a higher metabolic stress in submaximal stages in comparison to treadmill tests (19,20).
About KayakPro: Official canoe and kayak Ergometer supplier to the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics, KayakPro is the world leader in innovative design and production of sport-specific Ergometers for elite athletes and enthusiasts.
There were six crews rowing on the ergometers in the part of the hall where I was standing.
Ventilatory efficiency and the OUES are commonly measured using standardised treadmill protocols and/or stationary ergometers; however, limited data report any differences in slope calculation when different ergometers are used.
Arm ergometers or hand bikes are machines that consist of two handles, and sometimes a seat.
This assessment can be achieved through field tests (flat water environment) or under simulated conditions in laboratory environment using specific kayak ergometers. Since 1973, when F.S.
Exercise Devices: Stationary bicycles (Ergometers) also new Pediatric Bike, Treadmills and VO2 Calibrators.
A variety of pedal ergometers have been developed for research testing of calf musculature (5,18), but each is a unique and expensive experimental instrument.
Products include bikes, treadmills, climbers, elliptical walkers and ergometers.