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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


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 CirculationEquipment Required
HC-01: Blood Pressure, Peripheral Circulation and Body PositionIX-TA, PT-104 , BP-220
HC-02: Blood Pressure, Peripheral Circulation and Imposed ConditionsIX-TA, PT-104 , BP-220
HC-03: Pulse Wave VelocityIX-TA, PT-104 , FT-220
HC-04: Pulse Contour AnalysisIX-TA, PT-104 , BP-220
HC-05: Body Position, Exercise and Cardiac OutputIX-TA, PT-104 , BP-220
Human ExerciseEquipment Required
HE-01: Metabolism and Thermal Response to ExerciseIX-TA, PT-104 , TM-220
HE-02: Recovery from ExerciseIX-TA, PT-104
HE-04A: Respiratory Exchange RatioIX-TA, GA-200 , A-GAK-100 , A-CAL-150 , A-CS-3L
HE-04B: Respiratory Exchange RatioIX-TA, GA-300 , A-GAK-100 , A-CAL-150 , A-CS-3L
HE-05A: Resting Metabilc RateIX-TA, GA-200 , A-GAK-100 , A-CAL-150 , A-CS-3L
HE-05B: Resting Metabilc RateIX-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 RatesIX-TA, GA-200 , A-GAK-100 , A-CAL-150 , A-CS-3L , PHRMP-220
HE-09B: Resting, Active and Exercising Metabolic RatesIX-TA, GA-300 , A-GAK-100 , A-CAL-150 , A-CS-3L , PHRMP-220
HE-10A: Aerobic Fitness TestingIX-TA, GA-200 , A-GAK-100 , A-CAL-150 , A-CS-3L , PHRMP-220
HE-10B: Aerobic Fitness TestingIX-TA, GA-300 , A-GAK-100 , A-CAL-150 , A-CS-3L , PHRMP-220
Human HeartEquipment Required
HH-01: Electrocardiogram (ECG) and Peripheral CirculationIX-TA, iWire-B3G , PT-104
HH-02: ECG and Heart Sounds with StethoscopeIX-TA, iWire-B3G , EM-220
HH-03: Exercise, the ECG and Peripheral CirculationIX-TA, iWire-B3G , PT-104 , FT-220
HH-04: Six Lead ECGIX-TA, iWire-B3G
HH-05A: The Diving ReflexIX-TA, iWire-B3G , PT-104
HH-06: Heart Rate VariabilityIX-TA, iWire-B3G
HH-07: ECG using Six Chest LeadsIX-TA, iWire-B3G
HH-08: AuscultationIX-TA, iWire-B3G , HSM-220
HH-12: Pulse and Heart Rate Variability (HRV)IX-TA, PT-104
Human MuscleEquipment Required
HM-01: Grip Strength and the ElectromyogramIX-TA, iWire-B3G , FT-220
HM-02: Electromyogram Activity in Antagonistic MusclesIX-TA, iWire-B3G
HM-03: Oculomotor Muscle ActivityIX-TA, iWire-B3G
HM-04: Stimulus Response, Work, Summation and Tetanus in Human MusclesIX-TA, iWire-B3G , SMT-100 , C-HVS-SL2
HM-08: Electromyogram (EMG) Activity while Arm WrestlingIX-TA, iWire-B3G
HM-09: Kinesiology and Electromyogram (EMG) Activity in Targeted MusclesIX-TA, iWire-B3G
HM-10: The Electrogastrogram (EGG) and Growling StomachIX-TA, iWire-B3G
Human NerveEquipment Required
HN-01: Auditory and Visual ReflexesIX-TA, EM-220
HN-02B: Stretch Receptors and Reflexes with PlethysmographIX-TA, PT-104
HN-03: Human Nerve Conduction VelocityIX-TA, iWire-B3G , C-HVS-SL2
HN-06: Hoffman Reflex using the Soleus MuscleIX-TA, iWire-B3G , C-HVS-SL2
HN-07: Median Nerve Conduction VelocityIX-TA, iWire-B3G , C-HVS-SL2
HN-08: Game Show PhysiologyIX-TA, PT-104 , EM-220
Human PsychoPhysiologyEquipment Required
HP-01: The Electroencephalogram (EEG)IX-TA,
HP-05A: Heart Rate and Blood PressureIX-TA, PT-104 , BP-220
HP-05C: Vigilance and Reaction TimeIX-TA, PT-104 , EM-220
HP-06: Cynicism-Hostility and the Hot ReactorIX-TA, PT-104 , BP-220
HP-09: Facial Expression Electromyograms (EMG) and EmotionIX-TA, iWire-B3G
HP-10: Visual Evoked Potentials (VEP)IX-TA, iWire-B3G
HP-11: Multisensory Reaction TimesIX-TA, C-HVS-SL2
HP-13: The Gaze Cue ParadigmIX-TA, EM-220
Human SpirometryEquipment Required
HS-01: Breathing Parameters at Rest and After ExerciseIX-TA, A-FH-300
HS-02: Breathing and GravityIX-TA, A-FH-300
HS-03: Factors that Affect Breathing PatternsIX-TA, A-FH-300
HS-04: Lung Volumes and Heart RateIX-TA, A-FH-300 , PT-104
HS-08: Restrictive and Obstructive Airway Diseases IX-TA, A-FH-300
TutorialEquipment Required
TT-01: Tutorial with ECGIX-TA, iWire-B3G
TT-02: Tutorial with pulseIX-TA, PT-104