Spotter-Free Weightlifting System

­SPOTTER-FREE WEIGHTLIFTING SYSTEM A Safer Way To Exercise Alone At Home & In The Gym THE PROBLEM Due to busy lifestyles and external forces such as pandemics, an increasing number of people are choosing to exercise at home or in 24-hour gyms…

­SPOTTER-FREE WEIGHTLIFTING SYSTEM
A Safer Way To Exercise Alone At Home & In The Gym

THE PROBLEM

Due to busy lifestyles and external forces such as pandemics, an increasing number of people are choosing to exercise at home or in 24-hour gyms. As such, there is a growing desire among weightlifters to perform bench-press exercises at their leisure without a spotter; however, the potential for injuries such as torn muscles, broken bones, nerve damage, and even death is notable when lifting solo. With this in mind, there is an urgent need for a product that could create a safer exercise regime for users of bench-presses both at home and in the gym.

OUR SOLUTION

Researchers at The University of Alabama have developed a product that attaches to a barbell and allows added weights to be lifted without the assistance of a spotter. The design allows people to exercise freely and safely without impacting the effectiveness and efficiency of the bench or barbell. If a person experiences a failure mid-exercise, the technology catches the barbell, preventing harm and guaranteeing a safer exercise experience.

THE ADVANTAGES

  • More convenient than using a spotter
  • Less expensive than other spotter-free systems
  • Features an easy-to-implement design
  • Safer for consumer use
  • Eliminates the need for soft flooring or bumpers

Website:

http://ua.technologypublisher.com/technology/45802

Contact Information:

TTO Home Page: http://ua.technologypublisher.com

Name: Lynnette Scales

Title: Administrative Assistant

Department : Office for Innovation & Commercialization

Email: liscales@aalan.ua.edu

Phone : 348-5433