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ErgoAnalysis

Here is how to start and do measurements in chronological order. Feel free to contact us for feedback or questions.

 

Getting ready

1.

Charge the MCells. A battery level of at least
50 % is recommended for a 2 hour measurement.

3.

Charge the phone, watch and any other battery. For measurements over 2 hours it is recommended to use an extra battery for the phone.

5.

Pack up all the equipment, mentioned in the checklist
 

2.

Ensure that the MCells have enough memory. Before erasing data ensure that you have downloaded all necessary measurements to ErgoLink database.

4.

Fill spray bottles with water and ensure that you have enough moisturizing gel.

Next step for hardware: connect phone to Tripod for use, we remind reading this whole list before starting.

 

Onboard the volunteers

1.

Set up a time to meet the participants.

3.

 Find clothes of the right size and moisten the electrodes with water spray.

5.

After the clothes are on fix the suspenders and tighten them properly so that they cover the trapezius electrodes.
 

2.

Fill in the questionnaire with the participant.

Also available on this page.

4.

Ask the participant to apply moisturising gel on their skin in areas where the electrodes will be placed on. Assist in dressing the shirt (and shorts if used). Ensure that the electrodes are in optimal position over the muscle and in good contact with the skin.
 

 

Prepare the devices

1.

Attach the phone to the tripod for use. Connect the extra battery to the phone.

2.

Place the watch to the participants wrist (preferably on the left arm) and tighten the strap properly. Press the button at front to open the ErgoWatch app

3.

Place MCells to the clothes. Make sure that MCells are in idle state (blue LED blinks every 3 seconds).

 

Connect and start

1.

Open ErgoMobile app.
 

3.

Press “SAVE AND CONNECT”. The device colour turns green once connected. If all devices are not connected press reconnect devices.

5.

After the clothes are on fix the suspenders and tighten them properly so that they cover the trapezius electrodes. 

You will hear a short sound with a vibration from the Mcells when measurement is started. Mcell led colour turns green to indicate that they are recording.

If you are using the ErgoAnalysis protocol it is recommended to perform MVC tests and angle offset.

 

2.

Open ErgoMobile app. Check that the device numbers of the selected MCells correspond to those in use. If not, click on “SELECT DEVICES AND CONNECT”. Select the devices you want to use and unselect irrelevant ones. If you do not see all, press “RESET SELECTED” and wait for the updated list for new selection.
 

4.

When all devices are connected, click “START MEASUREMENT”.

Measurement ongoing

1.

Visually confirm that all the MCells are blinking green light (recording)

3.

Check that the ErgoWatch app has moved to the recording view.

5.

Keep observing, that the battery and free space is not drained empty.

2.

MVC-test protocol

We're working on a new version but one kind of instruction manual here.
 

4.

In the ErgoMobile app, click 'REC' to record video and 'STOP' to stop recording.

Note: It is advisable to pause the video during breaks or whenever it is not needed. Do not make a single video longer that three hours.

6.

When the measurement session is completed stop the video and swipe left to the stop screen.

8.

Stop the measurement by holding 'STOP MEASUREMENT' as instructed. When the measurement has ended the MCells vibrate and the LEDs turn blue.

10.

You are done! Remove the clothes and devices from the participant. 

7.

If the device symbols are not indicated in green click 'RECONNECT DEVICES' when you are near the participant.

9.

At the SUMMARY –window, wait for the watch to sync data with the phone. When ‘Heart rate data ready’ –message appears, click 'FINISH' to complete the measurement.