APPLICATION OF THERMOGRAPHY TO ANALYZE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ERGOMETER TRAINING


Abstract

The work determines the degree of thermographic suitability of the method of temperature measurement in people exercising on a rowing ergometer.

Thermography is gaining popularity in medical diagnostics by measuring the body temperature. Its main advantages are non-invasive, safe and comfortable for patients. It is widely used in the prevention of breast cancer and treatment of osteoarticular injuries. The basis for the use of thermography in medicine is the phenomenon of thermoregulation of living organisms and the emissive property of the skin, which is similar in value to a perfectly black body.
To achieve the set goal, 10 people were trained on the rowing ergometer. During the two series of measurements (before and immediately after), the focus was on two areas of the subjects' body: upper limbs and abdomen.
The thermographs obtained were analyzed taking into account the physical and physiological parameters of the players and their experience. The conclusions from them seemed to answer the thesis that the thermographic method is suitable for supporting players in planning and improving their training. It has also been shown that training on a rowing ergometer involves many muscle parties in which an increase in the released metabolic heat takes place.


Keywords

thermography; body temperature distribution; rowing ergometer

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Published : 2019-12-27


Zubrzycki, J., Smidova, N., & Bajura, M. (2019). APPLICATION OF THERMOGRAPHY TO ANALYZE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ERGOMETER TRAINING. Journal of Technology and Exploitation in Mechanical Engineering, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.35784/jteme.82

Jarosław Zubrzycki  j.zubrzycki@pollub.pl
Lublin University of Technology, Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Department of Biomedical Engineering, 36 Nadbystrzycka Str., 20-618 Lublin;   Poland
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7454-8090
Natalia Smidova 
Technical University of Kosice, Faculty of Electrical Engineering of Information, Department of Physics, Park Angelinum 9, 040 01 Kosice  Slovakia
Magdalena Bajura 
Lublin University of TechnologyMechanical Engineering Faculty, Department of Biomedical Engineering (master study student), 36 Nadbystrzycka Str., 20-618 Lublin;  Poland




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