Measurement of power in mechanically braked cycle ergometers for performance evaluation

Rae S. Gordon, Kathryn L. Franklin, Julien S. Baker

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Abstract

Since the Industrial Revolution, the measurement of human work has been of great interest. Initially, this interest revolved around determining pay-related performance of miners or navvies digging canals, on the railways and roads. Tate (1870) defines a unit of work as ‘the labour requisite to raise one pound through one foot of space’, and his texts give examples based around manual labour.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Ergonomics in Sport and Exercise
EditorsYoulian Hong
Place of PublicationAbingdon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter18
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780203123355
ISBN (Print)9780415518635
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameRoutledge International Handbooks
PublisherRoutledge

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