The wheelchair leg exerciser helps the elderly exercise their legs in a squat like fashion and in an elliptical pattern. It has a magnet to help allow for variable resistances.
The origin of the invention starts with Jon Keller Physical therapist. “I noticed that there was a great need in the nursing homes I was working in for a wheelchair exercise device to help patients do a mini squat in sitting. I realized there is not an exercise device to have somebody exercise in a linear fashion in sitting like a mini squat that could be wheeled up to a wheelchair.” I approached a professor of mechanical engineering named David Lin Phd. He came up with the idea of making it an exercise device that helps patients use their legs in a linear fashion AND in an elliptical fashion with variable resistance. Then we approached a manufacturer that is a guru of business and manufacturing named Robert Kimura. Here is the proof of concept video.
This invention has a provisional patent completed. It has been completed in its first stage as a proof of concept.
Below is a video of the invention in the proof of concept stage.
The APP that will be coming out in about 6 months will have the picture of a body and you will click on an area that hurts and it will show you common diagnoses, how to assess them, how to treat them. Here is the video of how it works.
The next device is called a body unweighter device. Here is the proof of concept in its initial stage.