Sensorised and interactive Pull-Up training tool
Data di pubblicazione23-05-2022
Data di priorità15-05-2020
FaseItalian Patent Application process
TitolarePolitecnico di Milano
DipartimentoDepartment of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering
AutoriAlessandro Colombo, Ramon Maj
The invention consists in a training apparatus, which may be attached to a wall or a fixed structure. It consists of a Training Beam (TB) equipped with grips or handles of different shapes, to which the athlete can hold himself up with his fingers and hands, so that his body hangs down, touching either the ground or the front wall.
The TB, in order to function as a “guide”, can be fixed to the wall using different mechanical solutions. All the solutions allow for a small movement of the TB along the vertical axis with regards to the wall, limiting the movement in the other directions almost completely. The force applied by the athlete to the TB along the vertical axis is then measured by one or more force sensors. Force Sensors (FS) continuously measure the force applied by the athlete to the TB, including during periods of release. Force sensors can either be integrated into the guidance system, or be located externally. The measured data is then sent in real time, via a wired or wireless connection, to a receiver (a smartphone, a PC or any programmable electronic counter with storage and a display of the recorded and processed data), where it is interpreted by a software that uses it to record, monitor and evaluate the quality of the exercise, “guiding” the athlete towards the correct execution of the exercise.