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RPE BorgScale PRO

In sports and particularly exercise testing, the Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) Scale measures perceived exertion

In sports and particularly exercise testing, the Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) Scale measures perceived exertion

RPE BorgScale PRO

by michele maggio
RPE BorgScale PRO
RPE BorgScale PRO
RPE BorgScale PRO

What is it about?

In sports and particularly exercise testing, the Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) Scale measures perceived exertion. In medicine this is used to document the patient's exertion during a test, and sports coaches use the scale to assess the intensity of training and competition. The original scale introduced by Gunnar Borg rated exertion on a scale of 6-20. Borg then constructed a category (C) ratio (R) scale, the Borg CR10 Scale. This is especially used in clinical diagnosis of breathlessness and dyspnea, chest pain, angina and musculo-skeletal pain. The CR-10 scale is best suited when there is an overriding sensation arising either from a specific area of the body, for example, muscle pain, ache or fatigue in the quadriceps or from pulmonary responses.

RPE BorgScale PRO

App Details

Version
1.1
Rating
NA
Size
10Mb
Genre
Sports Health & Fitness
Last updated
February 17, 2016
Release date
October 30, 2015
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App Store Description

In sports and particularly exercise testing, the Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) Scale measures perceived exertion. In medicine this is used to document the patient's exertion during a test, and sports coaches use the scale to assess the intensity of training and competition. The original scale introduced by Gunnar Borg rated exertion on a scale of 6-20. Borg then constructed a category (C) ratio (R) scale, the Borg CR10 Scale. This is especially used in clinical diagnosis of breathlessness and dyspnea, chest pain, angina and musculo-skeletal pain. The CR-10 scale is best suited when there is an overriding sensation arising either from a specific area of the body, for example, muscle pain, ache or fatigue in the quadriceps or from pulmonary responses.

The Borg scale can be compared to other linear scales such as the Likert scale or a visual analogue scale. The sensitivity and reproducibility of the results are broadly very similar, although the Borg may outperform the Likert scale in some cases.

The seemingly odd range of 6-20 is to follow the general heart rate of a healthy adult by multiplying by 10. For instance, a perceived exertion of 12 would be expected to coincide with a heart rate of roughly 120 beats per minute.

Protocols:
- [6-20]
- [0-10]
- [0-100]

Execution:
After adding subject's information, select protocol type and choose your time interval between rates.
To make the test run more precise, it was introduced a voice command, which will notify the exact moment to enter the value.