METROLOGICAL CHARACTETIZATION OF A CYCLE-ERGOMETER

Bocciolone Marco, Comolli Lorenzo, Molteni Franco

Abstract

A cycle-ergometer has been instrumented with suitable strain gauges to obtain metrological qualified measurements of the left and right leg torque. A wireless device has been used to transmit in real-time the gathered signals to the acquisition PC. Advantages are to give to doctors and physiotherapists a diagnostic tool, to analyze the cycling pattern of the patients and to monitor the improvements during rehabilitation. The real-time measures are also suitable input data for the Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES). All the analysis was conducted with a particular attention to spinal cord injured patients, who are characterized by highly asymmetric cycling: yet, this measurement setup, by independent measurement of right and left torques, can be used successfully also in this particular situation. An explanation of the measuring principles and a set of first results are given, that show the potentiality of the setup.

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in Harvard Style

Marco B., Lorenzo C. and Franco M. (2008). METROLOGICAL CHARACTETIZATION OF A CYCLE-ERGOMETER . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 2: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111- 17-3, pages 23-28. DOI: 10.5220/0001052500230028


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biodevices08,
author={Bocciolone Marco and Comolli Lorenzo and Molteni Franco},
title={METROLOGICAL CHARACTETIZATION OF A CYCLE-ERGOMETER},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 2: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={23-28},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001052500230028},
isbn={978-989-8111- 17-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 2: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2008)
TI - METROLOGICAL CHARACTETIZATION OF A CYCLE-ERGOMETER
SN - 978-989-8111- 17-3
AU - Marco B.
AU - Lorenzo C.
AU - Franco M.
PY - 2008
SP - 23
EP - 28
DO - 10.5220/0001052500230028