The GAMECycle exercise system: Comparison with standard ergometry

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The GAMECycle exercise system: Comparison with standard ergometry
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Journal Article
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Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
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2004, vol. 27, issue 5, pp 453-459
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Study examined ratings of perceived exertion and users' impressions of the GAMECycle system compared to standard arm ergometry. The GAMECycle is an interface between a portable roller system and a computer, which enables wheelchair users to play commercially available computer video games through the propulsion of his or her wheels on the rollers. Thirteen individuals who used wheelchairs exercised with both devices while physiologic and perceived exertion data were collected. Results showed that no significant differences were found for heart rate and perceived exertion between the 2 exercise modalities. Playing the games significantly increased the level of oxygen consumption.
Fitzgerald, Shirley G.; Cooper, Rory A.; Thorman, Tricia; Cooper, Rosemarie; Guo, SongFeng; Boninger, Michael L.
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