Friction-loaded cycle ergometers: Past, present and future

  title={Friction-loaded cycle ergometers: Past, present and future},
  author={H Vandewalle and Tarak Driss},
  journal={Cogent Engineering},
Abstract The first friction-cycle ergometers of the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the 20th century are presented before the description of more recent ergometers such as Fleisch ergometer (1954), ErgomécaTM (1985), sinus-balance ergometer, and weight-basket loaded ergometer. The limits of each ergometer are debated. The interest of friction-loaded ergometers was renewed with the proposal of different protocols enabling the assessment of maximal power during short all-out… 

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