Cardiorespiratory Responses During Arm Ergometry, Functional Electrical Stimulation Cycling, and Two Hybrid Exercise ConditionsBy Verellen, Joeri; Vanlandewijck, Yves; Andrews, Brian; Wheeler, Garry D.; Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp.127-132
Publication Date: March 2007
Study conducted to compare peak functional aerobic power (VO2 peak) across four different types of exercise: (1) arm crank ergometry (ACE), (2) functional electrical stimulation (FES) cycling, (3) FES cycling combined with ACE, and (4) FES rowing using a newly developed rowing device (ROWSTIM). The ROWSTIM was designed to examine the potential for extending hybrid training opportunities for people with spinal cord injuries. Five people with spinal cord injuries participated in the study, as they participated in each form of exercise. Metabolic variables were significantly lower for FES cycling versus ACE, FES cycling combined with ACE and FES rowing measures. No significant differences were found between ACE, FES cycling combined with ACE and FES rowing. Preliminary results suggest that the ROWSTIM is as effective an exercise device or training tool for persons with SCI as ACE or combined FES-cycling and ACE, and more effective than FES-cycling. Implications for future research are discussed.
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