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Exercise Physiology

exercisephys_iconiWorx offers over 50 experiments and 175 exercises in metabolic, cardiovascular and neuromuscular physiology, as well as all of the components and professionally developed courseware you need to conduct the labs.

Rowing Metabolic Test“iWorx systems have been used in our lab to measure vascular contractility in isolated arteries, cardiac performance in isolated perfused hearts, conduction velocity in ulnar nerves after fatiguing exercise, and excess post exercise oxygen consumption in swim trained athletes as well as ventilation and respiratory quotient in athletes in response to postural changes in water, upper and lower body swim training, cold water exposure, and core body strength training.  Students have found the systems easy to calibrate and reliable. I have found the amplifiers nearly indestructible. The extensive array of parameters that can be evaluated with the systems affords greater opportunities for students to ask mechanistic questions and yet still propose projects of their own design.”

Dr. Laura Gray Malloy
Biology Department, Hartwick College

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iWorx exercise physiology teaching kits include all of the components necessary to measure oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production in resting and exercising subjects, as well as the measurement of blood pressure, cardiograms, myograms, encephalograms, reflex responses, spirometry and more.

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Exercise Physiology/Kinesiology Experiments

Note: The labs presented below are intended for evaluation purposes only. iWorx users should refer to the User Area for the most current versions of labs and LabScribe2 Software. For additional experiments visit the courseware page.

Exercise Physiology Experiments
These exercises are primarily for use in Physiology courses for majors or upper level students.
Human Circulation Equipment Required
HC-01: Blood Pressure, Peripheral Circulation and Body Position IX-TA, PT-104 , BP-220
HC-02: Blood Pressure, Peripheral Circulation and Imposed Conditions IX-TA, PT-104 , BP-220
HC-03: Pulse Wave Velocity IX-TA, PT-104 , FT-220
HC-04: Pulse Contour Analysis IX-TA, PT-104 , BP-220
HC-05: Body Position, Exercise and Cardiac Output IX-TA, PT-104 , BP-220
Human Exercise Equipment Required
HE-01: Metabolism and Thermal Response to Exercise IX-TA, PT-104 , TM-220
HE-02: Recovery from Exercise IX-TA, PT-104
HE-04A: Respiratory Exchange Ratio IX-TA, GA-200 , A-GAK-100 , A-CAL-150 , A-CS-3L
HE-04B: Respiratory Exchange Ratio IX-TA, GA-300 , A-GAK-100 , A-CAL-150 , A-CS-3L
HE-05A: Resting Metabilc Rate IX-TA, GA-200 , A-GAK-100 , A-CAL-150 , A-CS-3L
HE-05B: Resting Metabilc Rate IX-TA, GA-300 , A-GAK-100 , A-CAL-150 , A-CS-3L
HE-08: Regulation of Body Temperature and Respiratory Exchange Ratio (RER) IX-TA, GA-200 , A-FH-300 , A-CAL-150 , A-CS-3L , TM-220
HE-09A: Resting, Active and Exercising Metabolic Rates IX-TA, GA-200 , A-GAK-100 , A-CAL-150 , A-CS-3L , PHRMP-220
HE-09B: Resting, Active and Exercising Metabolic Rates IX-TA, GA-300 , A-GAK-100 , A-CAL-150 , A-CS-3L , PHRMP-220
HE-10A: Aerobic Fitness Testing IX-TA, GA-200 , A-GAK-100 , A-CAL-150 , A-CS-3L , PHRMP-220
HE-10B: Aerobic Fitness Testing IX-TA, GA-300 , A-GAK-100 , A-CAL-150 , A-CS-3L , PHRMP-220
Human Heart Equipment Required
HH-01: Electrocardiogram (ECG) and Peripheral Circulation IX-TA, iWire-B3G , PT-104
HH-02: ECG and Heart Sounds with Stethoscope IX-TA, iWire-B3G , EM-220
HH-03: Exercise, the ECG and Peripheral Circulation IX-TA, iWire-B3G , PT-104 , FT-220
HH-04: Six Lead ECG IX-TA, iWire-B3G
HH-05A: The Diving Reflex IX-TA, iWire-B3G , PT-104
HH-06: Heart Rate Variability IX-TA, iWire-B3G
HH-07: ECG using Six Chest Leads IX-TA, iWire-B3G
HH-08: Auscultation IX-TA, iWire-B3G , HSM-220
HH-12: Pulse and Heart Rate Variability (HRV) IX-TA, PT-104
Human Muscle Equipment Required
HM-01: Grip Strength and the Electromyogram IX-TA, iWire-B3G , FT-220
HM-02: Electromyogram Activity in Antagonistic Muscles IX-TA, iWire-B3G
HM-03: Oculomotor Muscle Activity IX-TA, iWire-B3G
HM-04: Stimulus Response, Work, Summation and Tetanus in Human Muscles IX-TA, iWire-B3G , SMT-100 , C-HVS-SL2
HM-08: Electromyogram (EMG) Activity while Arm Wrestling IX-TA, iWire-B3G
HM-09: Kinesiology and Electromyogram (EMG) Activity in Targeted Muscles IX-TA, iWire-B3G
HM-10: The Electrogastrogram (EGG) and Growling Stomach IX-TA, iWire-B3G
Human Nerve Equipment Required
HN-01: Auditory and Visual Reflexes IX-TA, EM-220
HN-02B: Stretch Receptors and Reflexes with Plethysmograph IX-TA, PT-104
HN-03: Human Nerve Conduction Velocity IX-TA, iWire-B3G , C-HVS-SL2
HN-06: Hoffman Reflex using the Soleus Muscle IX-TA, iWire-B3G , C-HVS-SL2
HN-07: Median Nerve Conduction Velocity IX-TA, iWire-B3G , C-HVS-SL2
HN-08: Game Show Physiology IX-TA, PT-104 , EM-220
Human PsychoPhysiology Equipment Required
HP-01: The Electroencephalogram (EEG) IX-TA,
HP-05A: Heart Rate and Blood Pressure IX-TA, PT-104 , BP-220
HP-05C: Vigilance and Reaction Time IX-TA, PT-104 , EM-220
HP-06: Cynicism-Hostility and the Hot Reactor IX-TA, PT-104 , BP-220
HP-09: Facial Expression Electromyograms (EMG) and Emotion IX-TA, iWire-B3G
HP-10: Visual Evoked Potentials (VEP) IX-TA, iWire-B3G
HP-11: Multisensory Reaction Times IX-TA, C-HVS-SL2
HP-13: The Gaze Cue Paradigm IX-TA, EM-220
Human Spirometry Equipment Required
HS-01: Breathing Parameters at Rest and After Exercise IX-TA, A-FH-300
HS-02: Breathing and Gravity IX-TA, A-FH-300
HS-03: Factors that Affect Breathing Patterns IX-TA, A-FH-300
HS-04: Lung Volumes and Heart Rate IX-TA, A-FH-300 , PT-104
HS-08: Restrictive and Obstructive Airway Diseases IX-TA, A-FH-300
Tutorial Equipment Required
TT-01: Tutorial with ECG IX-TA, iWire-B3G
TT-02: Tutorial with pulse IX-TA, PT-104