2016 Student Research Conference:
29th Annual Student Research Conference

Determining Hand-Crank Ice Cream Production Workload
Hannah M. Kacerovskis* and Mary K. Lehnen
Dr. James Padfield , Faculty Mentor

Ice cream has been a delicacy for hundreds of years. In fact, George Washington spent over $200 making ice cream. However, there is little to no research on how much work it takes to hand-crank ice cream. In order to quantify the workload, three females and three males were tested under two test conditions: 1) Hand-cranking a four-quart batch of ice cream with a hand-crank ice cream freezer and 2) Using an arm crank ergometer with a continually-adjusted combination of pedal revolutions per minute and resistance. The second test condition was used to duplicate the heart rate and Rating of Perceived Exertion recorded every two minutes in the first test condition. Despite the task being very similar there was a wide variation in individual work output.

Keywords: Ice cream, Workload, Hand-crank ergometer

Topic(s):Exercise Science

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: -3
Location: MG 1098
Time: 1:30

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