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Title: Consistency of the within cycle torque distribution pattern in hand cycling
Authors: Verellen, Joeri ×
Meyer, Christophe
Reynders, Sofie
Van Biesen, Debbie
Vanlandewijck, Yves #
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Superintendent of Documents
Series Title: Journal of rehabilitation research and development vol:45 issue:9 pages:1295-1302
Abstract: This investigation studied the consistency of the within-cycle torque pattern in hand cycling (1) in subsequent cycles, (2) between different individuals, (3) between different power output levels, and (4) with respect to fatigue. Ten nondisabled male participants performed a progressive peak arm crank ergometry test; a number of 5-minute submaximal tests at 10, 20, 30, and 40 W; and one 15-minute submaximal test at 80% to 90% of their peak heart rate. A hand cycle unit attached to a computerized motor allowed for power output adjustments and registered position and torque. Variation coefficients were calculated and averaged for evaluation of the pattern consistency. Values were 2.7% to 3.9% for subsequent cycles, 3.2% to 5.3% between participants, 2.8% between different power output levels, and 3.1% with respect to fatigue. These results indicate a consistent within-cycle torque distribution pattern for subsequent cycles that is minimally influenced by factors such as power output and fatigue.
ISSN: 0748-7711
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group for Adapted Physical Activity and Psychomotor Rehabilitation
Research Group for Neuromotor Rehabilitation
Biomedical Sciences Group Management - miscellaneous
Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences - miscellaneous
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