Oxygen uptake versus mechanical power, for humans
The data set from Daedalus project.
A data frame with 28 observations on the following 3 variables.
a numeric vector: watts per kilogram of body weight
a numeric vector: ml/min/kg
a factor with levels 1 - 5 (
or 1 - 4 (
humanpower2), identifying the different athletes
humanpower1 are from investigations (Bussolari 1987)
designed to assess the feasibility of a proposed 119 kilometer human
powered flight from the island of Crete – in the initial phase of the
Daedalus project. Data are for five athletes
– a female hockey player, a male amateur tri-athlete, a female
amateur triathlete, a male wrestler and a male cyclist – who were
selected from volunteers who were recruited through the news media,
humanpower2) are for four out of the 25 applicants who
were selected for further testing, in the lead-up to the eventual
selection of a pilot for the Daedalus project (Nadel and Bussolari 1988).
Bussolari, S.R.(1987). Human factors of long-distance human-powered
aircraft flights. Human Power 5: 8-12.
Nadel and Bussolari, S.R.(1988). The Daedalus project: physiological
problems and solutions. American Scientist 76: 351-360.
Nadel and Bussolari, S.R.(1989). The physiological limits of
long-duration human-power production – lessons learned from
the Daedalus project. Human Power 7: 7-10.
lm(o2 ~ id + wattsPerKg:id, data=humanpower1)
lm(o2 ~ id + wattsPerKg:id, data=humanpower2)
Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.