EP2305354A1 - The Springy Treadmill for Rehabilitation and fitness Training - Google Patents

The Springy Treadmill for Rehabilitation and fitness Training Download PDF

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EP2305354A1
EP2305354A1 EP09171909A EP09171909A EP2305354A1 EP 2305354 A1 EP2305354 A1 EP 2305354A1 EP 09171909 A EP09171909 A EP 09171909A EP 09171909 A EP09171909 A EP 09171909A EP 2305354 A1 EP2305354 A1 EP 2305354A1
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Roman Drozdowski
Jaroslaw Majewski
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B22/00Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements
    • A63B22/0015Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements with an adjustable movement path of the support elements
    • A63B22/0023Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements with an adjustable movement path of the support elements the inclination of the main axis of the movement path being adjustable, e.g. the inclination of an endless band
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61HPHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY
    • A61H1/00Apparatus for passive exercising; Vibrating apparatus ; Chiropractic devices, e.g. body impacting devices, external devices for briefly extending or aligning unbroken bones
    • A61H1/005Moveable platform, e.g. vibrating or oscillating platform for standing, sitting, laying, leaning
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61HPHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY
    • A61H23/00Percussion or vibration massage, e.g. using supersonic vibration; Suction-vibration massage; Massage with moving diaphragms
    • A61H23/02Percussion or vibration massage, e.g. using supersonic vibration; Suction-vibration massage; Massage with moving diaphragms with electric or magnetic drive
    • A61H23/0254Percussion or vibration massage, e.g. using supersonic vibration; Suction-vibration massage; Massage with moving diaphragms with electric or magnetic drive with rotary motor
    • A61H23/0263Percussion or vibration massage, e.g. using supersonic vibration; Suction-vibration massage; Massage with moving diaphragms with electric or magnetic drive with rotary motor using rotating unbalanced masses
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B22/00Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements
    • A63B22/02Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements with movable endless bands, e.g. treadmills
    • A63B22/0207Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements with movable endless bands, e.g. treadmills having shock absorbing means
    • A63B22/0221Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements with movable endless bands, e.g. treadmills having shock absorbing means on the frame supporting the rollers
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B2208/00Characteristics or parameters related to the user or player
    • A63B2208/05Characteristics or parameters related to the user or player the user being at least partly surrounded by a pressure different from the atmospheric pressure
    • A63B2208/056Characteristics or parameters related to the user or player the user being at least partly surrounded by a pressure different from the atmospheric pressure lower pressure

Abstract

The springy treadmill for rehabilitation and fitness training is the object of this invention.
The treadmill for rehabilitation and fitness training is the essence of this invention, composed of the treadmill belt (5) made as an endless belt, stretched on the rollers (4), lifting gear consisting of a lifting and absorbing gaiter (15), a compressor, gaiter (15) supplying cables (14) and a system pressure regulating unit. Another important feature is adding to the treadmill a vibration generator (12), allowing for using vibration exercise elements. It is also important that in the internal side of the belt (5) a wedge shaped crest (6) is made that works with the roller's (4) groove, and the belt (1) moves along the skid plate (7) placed on slip washer (8). It is also advantageous that the slip washer (8) is made of graphite tape. It is also
important that the unit is also made in alternative version, it can be placed in the underpressure capsule, so practising person, or lower part of his/her body is underpressure effected.

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  • The springy treadmill for rehabilitation and fitness training is the subject of this invention.
  • The most commonly observed equipment for rehabilitation and fitness training it is different kinds of treadmill fitted with endless belts.
  • Typical exercise machine of this type is described in American patent specification US5984838 . Described unit is composed of a carrying frame supported from one side by anti-slip feet and on the other it is equipped with wheels that allow for easy unit moving. Frame end positioned rolls have been spread under an endless belt run with the muscle force of the exercising person. The treadmill is fitted with a rail that for supporting the exercising person.
  • As the basic fault of this type of treadmills is big rigidity required for proper equipment work, but that results in vibration transmission to a practising person's joints. This triggers the exercising person's bone structure overload off. One of the examples of partial solution to this problem is described in American patent specification US5989161 . In order to solve that problem the treadmill is supported on its base on one swinging side with pivots and on another side with pipe shock absorbers, absorbing vibrations.
  • Another problem to be solved is the treadmill lead angle adjustment's problem. This effects training load adjustment as it allows for walking up or down simulation, or a walk on flat surface alternatively. Usually, lead angle adjustment is implemented with a screw lifting gear fitted in the treadmill system, hand driven or for more expensive model, el. position control servo-mechanism driven.
  • The springy treadmill for rehabilitation and fitness training t that is the object of this invention is composed of a driven treadmill belt made as an endless belt, stretched on rollers, lifting gear for training load adjustment, , characterized by the fact that the lifting gear consists of a lifting and absorbing gaiter, a compressor, gaiter supplying cables and a pressure regulating system in the system. An important feature is adding to the treadmill a vibration generator allowing for using vibration exercise elements. It is also important that in the internal side of the belt a wedge shaped crest is made that works with the roller's groove, and the belt moves along the skid plate on slip washer. Positively the slip washer is made of graphite tape. It is also important that the fact that the unit is also made in alternative version , it can be placed in the underpressure capsule, so practising person, or lower part of his/her body is underpressure effected.
  • The springy treadmill for rehabilitation and fitness training is depicted in the drawing where fig. 1 shows basic elements of treadmill gear in lifted position, side view, while fig. 2 shows the same view in horizontal position. Fig. 3 shows cross section in diagrammatic form, whereas fig. 4 shows gear view from the top. The treadmill exercise machine is composed of frame 1 where basic treadmill working elements are fitted on, including the treadmill belt 5, made as an endless belt, stretched on the rollers 4 altogether with a driving unit, made up of el. motor 16 with r.p.m reduction gear 6, belt transmission gear including tooth gears 10, and tooth belt 13. One of tooth gears 10 is fitted on the r.p.m reduction gear axis 6, while another one on the axis 9 of one of the rollers 4. Frame 1 is fixed to the unit's base / foundation, on one side with swinging joints 2 containing rubber and metal elements 3 to deaden vibrations, and on another side it is supported with at least one lifting and absorbing gaiter 15, used for treadmill belt inclination level / grade adjustment, allowing for bigger load practising - "walking up" or climbing and "walking down". Next treadmill system is vertical vibration generating system. As treadmill belt 5 cannot transfer load generated by feet of the practising person, it is supported from the bottom with the skid plate 7 equipped with graphite slip washers 8. In order to avoid typical fault observed in this kind of equipment i.e. to avoid treadmill belt 5 and rollers 4 slipping, there is a wedge shaped crest 6 made in the internal side of the belt 5 that works with the roller's groove 4. Frame 1 has a vibration generator 12 fixed, composed of electric motor with non-symmetrically placed rotating mass fixed to axis. The lifting and absorbing gaiter 15 of the frame 1 is powered by a compressor, unseen in the drawings via the cable 14. Another version of the whole unit allows for placing the exercise machine in the underpressure capsule, so practising person, or lower part of his/her body is underpressure effected, and that allows for better exercise effectiveness and cellulites curing.

Claims (5)

  1. The springy treadmill for rehabilitation and fitness training, composed of a driven treadmill belt made as an endless belt, stretched on rollers, lifting gear for training load adjustment and a rail allowing for training load adjustment, characterized by the fact that the lifting gear consists of a lifting and absorbing gaiter (15), a compressor, gaiter (15) supplying cables (14) and a pressure regulating system in the system.
  2. The treadmill acc. to Claim 1, characterized by the fact that it is equipped with a vibration generator (12) allowing for using vibration exercise elements.
  3. The treadmill acc. to Claim 1, characterized by the fact that the internal side of the belt (5) has a wedge shaped crest (6) made that works with the roller's (4) groove and the belt (5) moves along the skid plate (7) on slip washer (8).
  4. The treadmill acc. to Claim 1, characterized by the fact that positively the slip washer (8) is made of graphite tape.
  5. The treadmill acc. to Claim 1, characterized by the fact that the unit is also made in alternative version, it can be placed in the underpressure capsule, so practising person, or lower part of his/her body is underpressure effected.
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US4913396A (en) * 1988-10-12 1990-04-03 Weslo, Inc. Adjustable incline system for exercise equipment
US5100127A (en) * 1990-06-18 1992-03-31 Melnick Dennis M Physical exercise treadmill for quadrupeds
US5518471A (en) * 1994-11-07 1996-05-21 Tunturi, Inc. Exercise treadmill with rearwardly placed incline mechanism
US5827155A (en) * 1991-02-21 1998-10-27 Icon Health & Fitness, Inc. Resiliently mounted treadmill
US5984838A (en) 1998-03-27 1999-11-16 Greenmaster Industrial Corp. Treadmill with a preferred frame
US5989161A (en) 1998-02-12 1999-11-23 Greenmaster Industrial Corp. Vibration absorbing structure for treadmill
WO2001058534A1 (en) * 2000-02-09 2001-08-16 Millennial Fitness, Llc Lightweight, clear-path, equilibrated treadmill

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US4913396A (en) * 1988-10-12 1990-04-03 Weslo, Inc. Adjustable incline system for exercise equipment
US4913396B1 (en) * 1988-10-12 1993-05-18 Weslo Inc Adjustable incline system for exercise equipment
US4913396B2 (en) * 1988-10-12 1995-06-20 Weslo Inc Adjustable incline system for exercise equipment
US5100127A (en) * 1990-06-18 1992-03-31 Melnick Dennis M Physical exercise treadmill for quadrupeds
US5827155A (en) * 1991-02-21 1998-10-27 Icon Health & Fitness, Inc. Resiliently mounted treadmill
US5518471A (en) * 1994-11-07 1996-05-21 Tunturi, Inc. Exercise treadmill with rearwardly placed incline mechanism
US5989161A (en) 1998-02-12 1999-11-23 Greenmaster Industrial Corp. Vibration absorbing structure for treadmill
US5984838A (en) 1998-03-27 1999-11-16 Greenmaster Industrial Corp. Treadmill with a preferred frame
WO2001058534A1 (en) * 2000-02-09 2001-08-16 Millennial Fitness, Llc Lightweight, clear-path, equilibrated treadmill

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