ENERGY EXPENDITURE AND WORK STRESS OF DIVERS PERFORMING A VARIETY OF UNDERWATER WORK TASKS

Authors
  1. Bell, D.G.
  2. Wright, G.R.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The energy expenditure of forty-four students training to become commercial divers was determined for a variety of underwater work tasks. Energy expenditures were predicted from heart rate produced during the work task. Heart rates ranged from 80 beats min 1(-) (resting) to 151 beats min 1(-) (working). Depending on the labelling of the task as arm or leg work, the mean heart rate generated was substituted into one of two equations used for predicting oxygen consumption.
Report Number
TR-77-X-55 —
Date of publication
01 Jan 1979
Number of Pages
12
Reprinted from
Ergonomics, vol 22, no 3, 1979, p 345-356
DSTKIM No
79-02853
CANDIS No
87187
Format(s):
Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Hardcopy

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