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Comparison of Work Rates, Energy Expenditure, and Perceived Exertion During a 1-h Vacuuming Task with a Backpack Vacuum Cleaner and an Upright Vacuum Cleaner

March 19, 2012

Abstract    The purpose of this study was to evaluate two types of industrial vacuum cleaners, in terms of cleaning rates, energy expenditure, and perceived exertion. Twelve industrial cleaners (six males and six females, age 28-39 yr) performed two 1-h vacuuming tasks with an upright …