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An instrument for testing isometric strength and endurance.
Wasserman-DE; Germann-T; Goulding-DV; Pizzo-F
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 74-109, 1974 May; :1-28
A technical description is provided for an instrumentation system consisting of in-house designed apparatus and commercially available apparatus developed to assess human isometric endurance and secondarily static strength, which is defined as a maximal voluntary isometric exertion. A procedure is described for isometric endurance testing using electromyograms from two muscles, the biceps brachii and rectus femoris.
Electrophysiological-measurement; Muscle-functions; Muscle-contraction; Measurement-instrumentation; Electromyography; Human-engineering
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DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 74-109
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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