The ERGOS® work simulator uses computerized testing components to measure physical and functional capacities as they relate to work performance. Five on-line computers linked to a remote master station computer control the ERGOS® system. The entire system, consisting of five separate testing units, measures the following areas of work performance:
Static and dynamic strength
Whole body range of motion
Standing and walking work tolerance
Seated work tolerance
Each of the ERGOS® units operates in two separate modes: as a physical/ functional abilities evaluation and as an individualized work conditioning/ treatment program. The ERGOS® also provides immediate visual performance feedback. The master station computer assembles and stores all data from each of the five testing units, and then a combination of narrative and graphic presentations of patient performance is printed for evaluation.