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JP2010172377A
JP2010172377A JP2009015709A JP2009015709A JP2010172377A JP 2010172377 A JP2010172377 A JP 2010172377A JP 2009015709 A JP2009015709 A JP 2009015709A JP 2009015709 A JP2009015709 A JP 2009015709A JP 2010172377 A JP2010172377 A JP 2010172377A
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Takeo Iijima
Bungo Imai
Norio Nakano
Nozomi Toyama
紀夫 中野
文吾 今井
望 遠山
毅夫 飯島
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Abstract

An exercise apparatus capable of causing a user to perform effective and efficient exercise is provided.
A seat 2 on which a user rides, a swing mechanism 3 that tilts and swings the seat 2 to apply an exercise load to the user, and a period during which the exercise load is applied to the user A message output control unit 43 that repeatedly outputs a message for the posture of the user, an output timing determination unit 38 that determines the output timing of the message by the message output control unit 43, and the correspondence between the state of the seat 2 and the message A message storage unit 36 a that stores in advance, a swing speed detection unit 40 that detects the state of the seat 2 at the output timing determined by the output timing determination unit 38, and an inclination mode detection unit 41, and a message output control unit 43. Outputs a message corresponding to the state of the seat 2 detected by each of the detectors 40 and 41 from the message storage unit 36a. Output at the output timing determined by the determination unit 38.
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  The present invention belongs to the technical field of an exercise device that applies exercise load to a user.

  2. Description of the Related Art In recent years, attention has been paid to an exercise device that applies an exercise load imitating riding to a user by swinging a seat on which the user is seated. This exercise device has been widely used from a medical facility for the purpose of rehabilitation to a general household as a simple exercise device that can be used by children and elderly people.

  As a document related to this type of exercise device, for example, there is Patent Document 1 below. Patent Document 1 below discloses a technique for changing the inclination angle of the user's upper body seated by deforming the shape of the buttocks mounting portion of the seat portion by expansion and contraction of the air bag built in the seat portion. Further, the following Patent Document 1 states that “the storage unit has a preset operation pattern of the air bag 4, an inflating time, period, and inflating of the air bag 4 set by the user A via the operation panel 35. It is preferable to memorize the magnitude and the movement pattern of the air bag 4. Thereby, the exercise type and the exercise intensity can be selected for each user A and every use, and the exercise effect is optimized and sustained. ([0032]) ”.

JP 2007-260184 A

  In order to allow the user to perform an effective exercise with such an exercise device, it is necessary to make the user take an appropriate posture according to the movement of the seat (for example, the tilted state and the swing speed). However, the actual posture of the user often deviates from an appropriate posture.

  If the user's actual posture deviates from the appropriate posture in this way, the exercise load on the user's body may become excessive or small. At this time, use effective and efficient exercise. Can not be allowed to perform.

  The present invention has been made to solve the above-described problems, and an object of the present invention is to provide an exercise device that allows a user to perform effective and efficient exercise.

  The invention according to claim 1 is a movable part on which a user rides, a drive part that applies an exercise load to the user by driving the movable part to change a state of the movable part, and the use A message output unit that repeatedly outputs a message for the posture of the user during a period during which exercise load is applied to the user, an output timing determination unit that determines an output timing of a message by the message output unit, and a state of the movable unit And a storage unit that stores a correspondence relationship between the message and the message in advance, and a state detection unit that detects a state of the movable unit at the output timing determined by the output timing determination unit, the message output unit including the state A message corresponding to the state of the movable part detected by the detection unit is derived from the storage unit, and the derived message is output as the output A movement device for outputting an output timing determined by the timing determination unit.

  According to this invention, the state of the movable part at the output timing determined by the output timing determination unit is detected, and the message corresponding to the detected state of the movable part is determined by the output timing determination unit. Since the message is output at the timing, the user's posture can be led to an appropriate posture by using the message as advice on the posture to be taken by the user.

  According to a second aspect of the present invention, in the exercise device according to the first aspect, the state of the movable part includes an inclined state of the movable part, and the storage unit is set according to the inclined state of the movable part. The message output unit derives a message corresponding to the tilt state of the movable unit detected by the state detection unit from the storage unit, and outputs the derived message. is there.

  According to this invention, since the message corresponding to the inclined state of the movable part is output, the posture of the user affected by the inclined state of the movable part can be led to an appropriate posture.

  According to a third aspect of the present invention, in the exercise device according to the first or second aspect, the state of the movable portion includes a swing speed of the movable portion, and the storage portion is a swing speed of the movable portion. The message output unit derives a message corresponding to the swing speed of the movable unit detected by the state detection unit from the storage unit, and the derived message Is output.

  According to the present invention, since the message corresponding to the swing speed of the movable part is output, the posture of the user affected by the swing speed of the movable part can be led to an appropriate posture.

  According to a fourth aspect of the present invention, in the exercise device according to any one of the first to third aspects of the present invention, a plurality of the storage units can be set by the user for each state of the movable unit, and A message set for each of the combinations of postures that the user can take and the state of the movable part is stored in advance, and the message output unit detects the state of the movable part detected by the state detection unit One message is randomly selected from a plurality of messages corresponding to the postures that the user can take, and the selected message is output.

  According to this invention, the instructor teaches one message from among a plurality of messages corresponding to the postures that can be taken by the user set with respect to the state of the movable part detected by the state detection unit. Since it is determined and output at random as in the case of doing, the user can feel as if he / she is being instructed by the instructor and improve the attraction of the exercise device Can do.

  According to a fifth aspect of the present invention, in the exercise device according to any one of the first to fourth aspects, the output timing determining unit randomly determines an output timing of the message.

  According to this invention, since the message output timing is determined at random as if the instructor is instructing and the message is output, it is as if the instructor is instructing himself / herself. A sense can be held in the user and the attraction of the exercise device can be improved.

  According to a sixth aspect of the present invention, in the exercise device according to any one of the first to fourth aspects, the message stored in the storage unit is a message from the start of driving the movable unit by the drive unit. The message output unit is set according to the elapsed time, and the message output unit derives from the storage unit a message associated with the elapsed time from the driving start time corresponding to the output timing determined by the output timing determination unit. The derived message is output.

  According to this invention, since the message corresponding to the elapsed time from the drive start time of the movable part by the drive part is output, the message considering the fatigue of the user that occurs with the passage of time, etc. Since it can output, it can make a user perform an effective exercise | movement.

  According to a seventh aspect of the present invention, in the exercise device according to any one of the first to third aspects, a plurality of the storage units can be set by the user for each state of the movable unit. A message set for each combination of the state of the movable part and the posture that the user can take, and an output order of messages set for each state of the movable part, The message output unit outputs a message corresponding to the state of the movable unit detected by the state detection unit according to the output order of the messages stored in the storage unit.

  According to this invention, it is set based on a predetermined output order, for example, the occurrence probability of the user's possible posture set for the state of the movable part as in the invention according to claim 8. It is effective for the user by outputting messages according to the output order or the output order in which the user's posture can be effectively guided to an appropriate posture, for example, as in the invention of claim 9. Efficient exercise can be performed.

  ADVANTAGE OF THE INVENTION According to this invention, the exercise | movement apparatus which can make a user perform effective and efficient exercise | movement can be implement | achieved.

1 is an external perspective view showing a first embodiment of an exercise device according to the present invention. It is an external appearance side view of an exercise device. It is a side view which shows the internal structure of an exercise device. It is a side view which expands and shows a rocking | fluctuation mechanism. It is a top view of a rocking mechanism. It is a rear view of a rocking mechanism. It is a figure for demonstrating the motion of a seat part. It is a block diagram which shows the electric constitution of an exercise device. It is a figure which shows the example of the memory content of a message memory | storage part. It is a flowchart which shows the message output process of the control part in 1st Embodiment. It is a figure which shows the modification of the memory content of a message memory | storage part. It is a figure which shows the modification of the memory content of a message memory | storage part. It is a flowchart which shows the message output process of the control part in 2nd Embodiment. It is a figure which shows the modification of the memory content of a message memory | storage part. It is a flowchart which shows the message output process of the control part in 3rd Embodiment. It is a figure which shows the modification of the memory content of a message memory | storage part. It is a figure which shows the modification of the memory content of a message memory | storage part. It is a flowchart which shows the message output process of the control part in 4th Embodiment. It is a flowchart which shows the message output process of the control part in 5th Embodiment. It is a figure which shows the modification of the memory content of a message memory | storage part. It is a figure which shows the external appearance of a display part. It is a figure which shows the deformation | transformation form of an exercise device, and is a flowchart which shows the warning process implemented until a play start instruction | indication is input by the user.

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Hereinafter, embodiments of the exercise device according to the present invention will be described. FIG. 1 is an external perspective view showing a first embodiment of an exercise device according to the present invention, and FIG. 2 is a side view of the exercise device.

  As shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, the exercise device 1 includes a seat 2 that can be seated by a user in a shape simulating a horse's back and saddle, and a swing mechanism 3 that swings the seat 2. An elevating mechanism 4 for adjusting the height of the seat portion 2 by raising and lowering the seat portion 2 to a raised position U and a lowered position D by an electric motor and a rack and pinion, etc., and an upper hinge pin at the left and right positions of the seat portion 2 5, a stirrup 6 suspended from the lower end of the seat portion 2 so that the user can put his / her foot on the lower end, a handle 7 provided on the front portion of the seat portion 2 so as to be able to swing back and forth, and the seat portion. 2 and a leg portion 8 that supports the swing mechanism 3.

  3 is a side view showing the internal configuration of the exercise apparatus 1, FIG. 4 is an enlarged side view showing the swing mechanism 3, FIG. 5 is a plan view thereof, and FIG. 6 is a rear view thereof. is there. 3, 4 and 6, the state in which the swing mechanism 3 swings is indicated by phantom lines.

  A pedestal 9 to which the seat portion 2 is attached is supported by a movable base 11 so as to be able to swing back and forth via a pair of connecting links 10 that are paired on the left and right sides, and the movable base 11 is supported by a base 12 so as to be swingable left and right. In addition, a drive unit 13 is accommodated between the base 9 and the movable base 11. The connecting link 10 includes a front link 10a and a rear link 10b. The upper end of the front link 10 a is pivotally attached to an upper shaft pin 9 a provided at the front end of the base 9, and the lower end of the front link 10 a is pivoted to a lower shaft pin 15 a provided at the front end of the side plate 14 of the movable base 11. It is worn. The upper end portion of the rear link 10b is pivotally attached to the upper shaft pin 9b provided at the rear end portion of the base 9, and the lower end portion of the rear link 10b is the lower shaft pin provided at the rear end portion of the side plate 14 of the movable base 11. 15b is attached to the shaft. The front and rear lower shaft pins 15a and 15b constitute a left and right shaft 15 that supports the connecting link 10 so as to be rotatable about an axis in the left and right direction Y, whereby the pedestal 9 is rotated about the left and right shaft 15 as shown in FIG. The reciprocating rotation is possible in the front-rear direction indicated by the arrow M.

  As shown in FIGS. 4 and 6, shaft support plates 16 are erected on both ends in the front-rear direction X of the base 12, and the shaft support plates 16 are disposed on both ends in the front-rear direction X of the movable base 11. Are connected to the shaft support plate 16 so as to be pivotable by the front and rear shafts 18. The front and rear shafts 18 are arranged at two positions in the front and rear of the center portion of the base 12 to support the movable mount 11 so as to be rotatable about the front and rear shafts 18. A reciprocating rotation is possible in the left-right direction indicated by N.

  On the other hand, the drive unit 13 uses the rotational force of the single motor 19 and the output rotary shaft 20 of the motor 19 as a reciprocating linear movement in the front-rear direction X of the base 9, a reciprocating rotational movement about the left-right axis 15, and a rotation about the front-rear axis 18. Two drive parts 13a and 13b that can convert the reciprocating movement and drive the seat part 2 by combining these three operations are provided. The motor 19 of this example is placed vertically on the base 12, and the protruding direction of the output rotating shaft 20 is upward.

  The first drive unit 13a is for reciprocating linear movement in the front-rear direction X and for rotational reciprocation about the left and right axis 15, and the second drive unit 13b is for reciprocating rotation about the front-rear axis 18. As shown in FIGS. 4 and 5, the first driving unit 13 a includes a first shaft 23 connected to the output rotation shaft 20 via a motor gear 21 and a first gear 22, and one end of the first shaft 23. An eccentric crank 24 (see FIG. 5) that is eccentrically connected, and an arm link 25 that has one end connected to the eccentric crank 24 and the other end attached to a shaft pin 10c provided on the front link 10a. Both end portions of the first shaft 23 are rotatably supported on the pedestal 9 side, and the eccentric crank 24 performs an eccentric circular motion with respect to the first shaft 23, whereby the front link 10a is interposed via the arm link 25. Reciprocates in the front-rear direction X, whereby the pedestal 9 connected to the connecting link 10, that is, the seat portion 2, can swing in the direction indicated by the arrow M in FIGS.

  As shown in FIGS. 5 and 6, the second driving unit 13 b includes a second shaft 28 connected via the interlocking gear 26 and the second gear 27 of the first shaft 23, and one end portion of the second driving unit 13 b is second. An eccentric rod 29 that is eccentrically connected to one end portion of the shaft 28 and is rotatably connected to the base 12 is configured. Both end portions of the second shaft 28 are rotatably supported on the pedestal 9 side. The eccentric rod 29 is arranged on either the left side or the right side of the base 9 (right side in FIGS. 5 and 6), and the upper end portion 29a of the eccentric rod 29 is connected to one end of the second shaft 28 by the shaft pin 60 shown in FIG. The lower end portion 29b of the eccentric rod 29 is connected to an L-shaped connection fitting 30 fixed to the base 12 by a shaft pin 31 so as to be rotatable. Accordingly, the upper end portion of the eccentric rod 29 performs an eccentric circular motion by the rotation of the second shaft 28, so that the base 9, that is, the seat portion 2 rotates around the front-rear axis 18 as indicated by an arrow N in FIG. 6. It is movable.

  According to the above configuration, when the output rotation shaft 20 protruding in one direction of the motor 19 rotates, the first shaft 23 rotates due to the engagement of the motor gear 21 and the first gear 22 and at the same time, the interlocking gear 26 of the first shaft 23. The second shaft 28 is rotated by meshing with the second gear 27. When the first shaft 23 rotates, an eccentric crank 24 connected to one end portion of the first shaft 23 performs an eccentric circular motion, and the front link 10a via the arm link 25 moves in the front-rear direction X about the left and right shafts 15 on the front side. To turn. At this time, since the rear link 10b cooperates and rotates around the rear left and right axis 15, the base 9, that is, the seat portion 2, reciprocates and swings in the front-rear direction X. On the other hand, due to the rotation of the second shaft 28, the upper end portion of the eccentric rod 29 performs an eccentric circular motion, and the pedestal 9, that is, the seat portion 2 rotates and reciprocates around the longitudinal axis 18.

  In this way, with the user seated on the seat 2, the seat 2 moves in the front-rear direction X, the left-right direction Y, the up-down direction Z, and the θX, θY, and θZ directions shown in FIG. Since swinging is performed, the body's balance function and motor function can be trained. Moreover, since three operations can be performed using one motor 19, the number of motors 19 is reduced, the control of the motors is simplified, and the cost and the size can be reduced. Further, the output rotation shaft 20 of the motor 19 only needs to protrude in one direction, and when it is protruded in two directions, it can be placed vertically, but can be placed vertically. It is possible to reduce the installation space of the entire moving mechanism 3 and make it compact, and it is possible to store the swinging mechanism 3 in the seat portion 2 and faithfully reproduce the intended operation imitating riding. .

  FIG. 8 is a block diagram showing an electrical configuration of the exercise device 1. In addition, the same number is attached | subjected about the structure same as the structure shown in FIGS. 1-7, and the description is abbreviate | omitted.

  As shown in FIG. 8, the exercise device 1 includes a swing mechanism 3, an elevating mechanism 4, a display unit 32, a sound output unit 33, an input operation unit 34, a sensor unit 35, a storage unit 36, And a control unit 37. Each of the units operates by receiving power supply from a commercial power source, for example.

  The display unit 32 includes, for example, an LCD (Liquid Crystal Display), and displays images and messages to the user (for example, exercise level, remaining time, calorie consumption) and the like. The display unit 32 may be, for example, a plasma display device instead of the LCD, and may include an LED as a light emitter, a 7-segment LED (Light Emitting Diode), and the like.

  Further, as shown in FIG. 21, the display unit 32 includes voice, sound effect, unillustrated LED, the LCD, light emitting units 101 to 105 indicating on / off of the vibration function, and the strength of the swinging operation of the seat unit 2. You may provide the light emission parts 106 and 107 etc. which show the on / off of the several mode (here advanced mode and beginner mode) from which the difficulty and load based on speed etc. differ.

  The sound output unit 33 includes, for example, a speaker that converts an electrical signal (sound signal) into sound, and outputs sound such as music and a message to the user.

  Although not shown, the input operation unit 34 has a power button for turning on and off the main power source of the exercise apparatus 1, and a plurality of different difficulty levels and loads based on the strength and speed of the swinging operation of the seat unit 2. The switch includes a switch for selecting a mode from among the modes, a switch for adjusting the height and angle of the seat 2, and the like. The input operation unit 34 has a configuration in which a touch panel configured by covering a pressure-sensitive material made of a linear transparent material at predetermined pitches in the vertical and horizontal directions with a transparent cover is pasted on the LCD screen. You may have.

  The sensor unit 35 is for detecting the movement of the exercise device 1 and is composed of, for example, an acceleration sensor configured using a piezo element. Here, it is assumed that the sensor unit 35 detects the acceleration of the swinging motion in the front-rear direction (left-right direction in FIG. 2).

  The storage unit 36 is composed of, for example, a non-volatile memory or HDD, and stores various data. The storage unit 36 may be installed in the exercise device 1 or may be configured to be detachable from the exercise device 1 via a connection terminal such as a USB connector.

  The control unit 37 includes an unillustrated CPU (Central Processing Unit), a ROM (Read Only Memory) that stores a program that defines the operation of the CPU, and a function and work area for temporarily storing data. And a microcomputer configured with a RAM (Random Access Memory) or the like having a function as described above, and is responsible for overall control of the exercise apparatus 1.

  In the exercise device 1 having the above-described configuration, the present embodiment is different from the conventional device in that a message about the exercise posture that the user should take when using the exercise device 1 (during play) is performed in real time.

  In order to mount this function, in the present embodiment, the storage unit 36 is provided with a message storage unit 36 a that stores a message preset as output from the sound output unit 33. Further, the control unit 37 includes a message output timing determination unit 38, a timing unit 39, a swing speed detection unit 40, an inclination mode detection unit 41, an output message determination unit 42, and a message output control unit 43. .

  A plurality of messages are stored in the message storage unit 36a. The message is mainly a message for giving advice and guidance for guiding the user's posture to an appropriate posture. For example, when the inclination of the seat 2 is “forward tilt” and the swing speed of the seat 2 is at a certain level (level 1), “Let the upper body straight out” or “ A message relating to advice such as “Let's move his / her hips according to the movement without shaking his / her head” is set in the message storage unit 36a. A plurality of such messages are set for each combination of the inclination mode of the seat 2 and the swing speed of the seat 2.

  FIG. 9 shows only an example of a message set when the inclination of the seat 2 is “forward tilt” and the swing speed of the seat 2 is at a certain level (level 1). However, the message storage unit 36a is set for the case where the inclination of the seat 2 is "forward tilt" and the swing speed of the seat 2 is a level other than the above level. This is set for each message and when the seat 2 is tilted in a manner other than the “forward tilt” (for example, “back tilt”) and the swing speed of the seat 2 is at each level. I remember the message.

  The message output timing determination unit 38 determines the timing for executing the output operation of the message stored in the message storage unit 36a. In the present embodiment, the message output timing determination unit 38 randomly determines the time interval from the previous message output timing to the next message output timing as if the instructor provided guidance, and this determined time interval. To set the next message output timing.

  The time measuring unit 39 measures the elapsed time from the previous message output timing in order to determine whether or not the current time has reached the message output timing determined by the message output timing determining unit 38.

  The rocking speed detector 40 detects the rocking speed of the seat 2. The inclination mode detection unit 41 detects the inclination mode of the seat 2. In the exercise device 1 of the present embodiment, the inclination mode and the swing speed of the seat portion 2 at each time point are set by a program designed in advance. The swing speed detection unit 40 and the tilt mode detection unit 41 detect from the program the swing speed and tilt mode of the seat 2 at substantially the same timing as the message output timing determined by the message output timing determination unit 38.

  The output message determination unit 42 selects one of a plurality of messages set for the combination of the swing speed detected by the swing speed detection unit 40 and the tilt mode detected by the tilt mode detection unit 41. This message is randomly selected as if the instructor is instructing, and is determined as a message to be output.

  When the time measured by the time measuring unit 39 reaches the time indicating the message output timing determined by the message output timing determining unit 38, the message output control unit 43 displays the message determined by the output message determining unit 42. The sound output unit 33 outputs the sound.

  FIG. 10 is a flowchart showing message output processing by the control unit 37.

  As shown in FIG. 10, the message output timing determination unit 38 randomly determines the time interval from the previous message output timing to the next message output timing as if the instructor is instructing (step # 1). .

  Next, the control unit 37 determines whether or not the time interval determined by the message output timing determination unit 38 is equal to or less than the remaining time from the current time to the end of play (step # 2). When the remaining time is exceeded (NO in step # 2), the process proceeds to step # 9.

  On the other hand, when the control unit 37 determines in step # 2 that the time interval determined by the message output timing determination unit 38 is equal to or less than the remaining time (YES in step # 2), the swing speed detection is performed. The unit 40 detects the swing speed of the seat 2 at the current time (step # 3), and the tilt mode detector 41 detects the tilt mode of the seat 2 at the current time (step # 4).

  Next, the control unit 37 reads the audio content (step # 5), and the output message determination unit 42 determines the swing speed detected by the swing speed detection unit 40 in step # 3 and the tilt mode in step # 4. One message is randomly selected from a plurality of messages set for the combination with the inclination mode detected by the detection unit 41 as if the instructor is instructing, and the message is an output target message. (Step # 6).

  The message output control unit 43 determines whether or not the time measured by the time measuring unit 39 has reached the message output timing specified by the time interval determined by the message output timing determination unit 38 in step # 1. When determining that the message output timing has been reached (step # 7) (YES in step # 7), the message output control unit 43 causes the sound output unit 33 to output the message determined by the output message determination unit 42 (step # 7). Step # 8).

  Then, the control unit 37 determines whether or not the play end timing has been reached (step # 9). If the control unit 37 determines that the play end timing has not been reached (NO in step # 9), the control unit 37 returns to the processing of step # 1, while if it determines that the play end timing has been reached (step # 9). In step # 9, YES, the power source of the exercise apparatus 1 is turned off (step # 10), and the series of processing ends.

  As described above, the present embodiment has a function for outputting a message related to advice for guiding the user's posture to an appropriate posture in real time, so that the posture of the user can be guided to an appropriate posture. it can.

  In addition, since the message and the output timing of the message are randomly determined as if the instructor is instructing, the user feels as if the instructor is instructing himself / herself. It is possible to improve the attractiveness of the exercise device 1.

(Second Embodiment)
In the first embodiment and the present embodiment, a message preliminarily associated with the combination of the swing speed detected by the swing speed detection unit 40 and the tilt mode detected by the tilt mode detection unit 41 is output. However, in the present embodiment, the user selects and outputs a message at random as if the instructor instructed the user, as in the case of the instructor. Is different from the first embodiment in that the output order of each message is set in advance so that a more effective exercise can be performed, and the messages are output according to the output order.

  Since the other points are the same, only differences from the first embodiment will be described, and description of other points will be omitted. Moreover, since the exercise device according to the present embodiment also has the same configuration as that shown in FIG. 1, the description will be made with reference to FIG. FIG. 11 and FIG. 12 show examples of messages set when the seat 2 is tilted forward and the swing speed of the seat 2 is at a certain level (level 1). Show.

  As shown in FIGS. 11 and 12, also in this embodiment, a plurality of messages are set for each combination of the inclination of the seat 2 and the swing speed of the seat 2. Furthermore, in this embodiment, the output order among a plurality of messages corresponding to the combination is set for each message, and the message storage unit 36a also stores the output order set for each message. ing.

  For example, as shown in FIG. 11, seven messages are set when the seat 2 is tilted forward and the swing speed of the seat 2 is at a certain level (level 1). In this case, the output order from “1” to “7” is set for each message.

  FIG. 11 shows examples of messages in each mode when the exercise device 1 is provided with two modes having different difficulty levels and loads based on the strength and speed of the swinging motion. That is, FIG. 11 shows a message in the beginner mode with a relatively low difficulty level and load, and FIG. 12 shows a message in the advanced mode with a relatively high difficulty level and load.

  The output message determination unit 42 outputs the current message among a plurality of messages corresponding to the combination of the swing speed detected by the swing speed detection unit 40 and the tilt mode detected by the tilt mode detection unit 41. A message set in power order is selected, and the message is determined as a message to be output.

  For example, there is a rocking speed of the seat 2 detected by the rocking speed detector 40 when the tilting mode of the seat 2 detected by the tilt mode detector 41 is “forward tilt”. In the case of level (level 1), when the message “Let's lower the upper body a little behind” is output, the order of “1” was set last time, the output message determination unit 42 A message of “2” is set, and the message “Let's move the waist according to the movement so that the head does not shake” is determined as the message to be output this time (next time).

  FIG. 13 is a flowchart showing message output processing by the control unit 37. Here, the description will be made assuming that the advanced mode and the beginner mode are already set in advance.

  As shown in FIG. 13, the message output timing determination unit 38 randomly determines a time interval from the previous message output timing to the next message output timing (step # 11).

  Next, the rocking speed detector 40 detects the rocking speed of the seat 2 at the current time (step # 12), and the tilt mode detector 41 detects the tilt mode of the seat 2 at the current time (step # 12). 13). Strictly speaking, the rocking speed and the inclination of the seat 2 detected in steps # 12 and # 13 are the same as the rocking speed and the inclination of the seat 2 at the message output timing determined by the message output timing determination unit 38. However, since the processing shown in the flowchart of FIG. 12 is performed at a very short cycle, it can be regarded as the swing speed and inclination mode of the seat 2 at the message output timing determined by the message output timing determination unit 38. it can.

  The output message determination unit 42 includes a plurality of messages corresponding to the combination of the swing speed detected by the swing speed detection unit 40 in step # 12 and the tilt mode detected by the tilt mode detection unit 41 in step # 13. Among them, according to the order data set in the message storage unit 36a, the message corresponding to the order to be output this time is determined as the message to be output (step # 14).

  Then, the message output control unit 43 determines whether or not the time measured by the time measuring unit 39 has reached the message output timing specified by the time interval determined by the message output timing determination unit 38 in step # 11. If it is determined (step # 15) and it is determined that the message output timing has been reached (YES in step # 15), the message output control unit 43 outputs the message determined by the output message determination unit 42 to the sound output unit 33. (Step # 16).

  Then, the control unit 37 determines whether or not the play end timing has been reached (step # 17). When the control unit 37 determines that the play end timing has not been reached (NO in step # 17), the control unit 37 returns to the process of step # 11, whereas when it determines that the play end timing has been reached (step # 11). In step # 17, YES), the exercise apparatus 1 is powered off (step # 10), and the series of processes is terminated.

  As described above, the present embodiment has a function for outputting a message related to advice for guiding the user's posture to an appropriate posture in real time, so that the posture of the user can be guided to an appropriate posture. it can.

  In addition, since the message output timing is randomly determined as if the instructor is instructing, the user can feel as if he is being instructed by the instructor. The attraction of the exercise device 1 can be improved.

  Furthermore, since the order to be output with respect to the plurality of messages is set in advance so that the user can perform an effective exercise, the messages are output according to the order, and therefore, further than in the first embodiment. The user can perform effective exercise.

  That is, in this exercise apparatus 1, since the amount of deviation from an appropriate posture becomes larger as the part closer to the head of the user's body, advice on the posture of the part near the head or the head or It is considered that giving guidance to the user is more effective in correcting the posture than giving advice or guidance on the posture of a part far from the head (part close to the waist) to the user.

  Considering this point, it is possible to make the user perform an effective and efficient exercise by presetting the order of output for each message and outputting the messages according to the order. .

(Third embodiment)
In the first and second embodiments and the present embodiment, a message corresponding to the combination of the rocking speed detected by the rocking speed detector 40 and the tilt mode detected by the tilt mode detector 41 is sent. Although the point of output is the same, in the present embodiment, a time schedule for outputting a message is set in advance, and the point of outputting a message according to the time schedule is different from the first and second embodiments.

  Since the other points are the same, only differences from the first and second embodiments will be described, and description of other points will be omitted. Moreover, since the exercise device according to the present embodiment also has the same configuration as that shown in FIG. 1, the description will be made with reference to FIG.

  As shown in FIG. 14, in this embodiment, a plurality of messages are set for each combination of the inclination of the seat 2, the swinging speed of the seat 2, and the elapsed time from the start of play. ing. The message storage unit 36a stores a message set for each combination of the inclination of the seat 2, the swinging speed of the seat 2, and the elapsed time from the start of play.

  For example, as shown by a mark A in FIG. 14, the inclination of the seat 2 is “forward tilt”, the swing speed of the seat 2 is at a certain level (level 1), and Seven messages are set for the case where the elapsed time from the start of play is “1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds”.

  The output message determination unit 42 includes a plurality of combinations corresponding to combinations of the swing speed detected by the swing speed detection unit 40, the tilt mode detected by the tilt mode detection unit 41, and the elapsed time from the start of play. Extract messages. Further, the output message determination unit 42 randomly selects one message from among the extracted messages as if the instructor instructs, and determines the selected message as an output target message. .

  For example, the inclination of the seat 2 is “forward tilt”, the swing speed of the seat 2 is “1”, and the elapsed time from the start of play is “1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds”. When the time belongs to the range, the output message determination unit 42 extracts a plurality of messages indicated by the mark A, and from among the plurality of messages, for example, one message indicated by an arrow B “Look straight ahead. "Is selected at random as if the instructor is instructing, and the selected message is determined as a message to be output.

  In addition, when the elapsed time from the start of play becomes a time belonging to the range of “1 minute 30 seconds or more” with the same inclination mode and swing speed, one message is selected from a plurality of messages associated with this range. Messages are randomly selected and output as if the instructor is instructing.

  FIG. 15 is a flowchart showing message output processing by the control unit 37.

  As shown in FIG. 15, the message output timing determination unit 38 randomly determines a time interval from the previous message output timing to the next message output timing (step # 21).

  Next, the swing speed detection unit 40 detects the swing speed of the seat 2 at the current time (step # 22), and the tilt mode detection unit 41 detects the tilt mode of the seat 2 at the current time (step # 22). 23). Further, the output message determination unit 42 detects the elapsed time from the play start time (step # 24).

  The output message determination unit 42 corresponds to a combination of the swing speed detected by the swing speed detection unit 40, the tilt mode detected by the tilt mode detection unit 41, and the elapsed time detected in step # 23. A plurality of messages are extracted, and one message is randomly selected from the extracted messages as an output target message (step # 25).

  Then, the message output control unit 43 determines whether or not the time measured by the time measuring unit 39 has reached the message output timing specified by the time interval determined by the message output timing determining unit 38 (step # 26) When the message output timing is reached (YES in Step # 26), the message output control unit 43 causes the sound output unit 33 to output the message determined by the output message determination unit 42 (Step # 27).

  Then, control unit 37 determines whether or not the play end timing has been reached (step # 28). When the control unit 37 determines that the play end timing has not been reached (NO in step # 28), the control unit 37 returns to the process of step # 21, whereas when it determines that the play end timing has been reached (step # 21). In step # 28, YES, the power source of the exercise apparatus 1 is turned off (step # 29), and the series of processing ends.

  As described above, this embodiment also has a function for outputting a message related to advice for guiding the user's posture to an appropriate posture in real time, so that the posture of the user can be guided to an appropriate posture. it can.

  In addition, since the message is output according to the time schedule, a message according to the fatigue level of the user can be output, so that the user can exercise more effectively than in the first embodiment. Can be made.

  As a form of outputting a message according to the time schedule, here, the elapsed time from the play start time is divided into a plurality of time ranges, and a plurality of messages are set in advance for each time range, corresponding to the time range to which the present time belongs. Although a message is selected and output at random from a plurality of messages, the present invention is not limited to this mode. For example, as shown in FIG. 16, the play start time is the starting point at a fixed period (for example, every 5 seconds). A mode in which a message is output, and a message corresponding to the inclination mode and swing speed of the seat portion 2 at the output time (elapsed time) is set in advance, and a message corresponding to each message output timing is output. Is also envisaged.

(Fourth embodiment)
In the present embodiment, a plurality of inappropriate postures (hereinafter referred to as inappropriate postures) that can occur in combination with the inclination mode of the seat portion 2 and the swing speed are assumed in advance, and output for each inappropriate posture. In addition to assuming messages to be performed in advance, rankings are set for those inappropriate postures in descending order of their occurrence probabilities, and messages are output according to this ranking.

  In addition, since it is the same about other points, only differences from the above embodiments will be described, and description of other points will be omitted. Moreover, since the exercise device according to the present embodiment also has the same configuration as that shown in FIG. 1, the description will be made with reference to FIG.

  As shown in FIG. 17, also in this embodiment, a plurality of messages are set for each combination of the inclination of the seat 2 and the swing speed of the seat 2. Here, in the present embodiment, a plurality of inappropriate postures that can occur in the combination of the inclination mode and the swing speed of the seat portion 2 are assumed in advance, and should be output for each inappropriate posture. One message is set at a time. Furthermore, the ranking is set in advance for those inappropriate postures in descending order of occurrence probability.

  For example, as shown by a mark C in FIG. 17, as an inappropriate posture that can occur when the seat 2 is tilted forward and the swing speed of the seat 2 is level 1, “Upper body tilts forward”, “Head shakes”, “Look down”, “Rely on reins”, “Strength on shoulders”, “Shakes armor”, “Arrows go up in reverse” 7 In addition to these inappropriate postures, “Let the upper body straight up”, “Let the head move according to the movement so that the head does not shake”, “Look straight ahead `` Let's look at it '', `` Let's balance with the waist without relying too much on the reins '', `` Let out the power of the shoulders '', `` Let the armor forward and keep it '', `` Raise the armor forward The message “let's go” is set in a one-to-one relationship.

  Furthermore, the seven inappropriate postures "upper body tilts forward", "turns down", "shoulder force", "shakes head", "depends on reins", "shakes armor", "armor" "In the reverse direction" has a high probability of occurring in this order, and the order is set in this order. Note that, regarding the rocking speed levels 1 to 3 shown in FIG. 17, level 1 is the level at which the rocking speed is minimum, and level 3 is the level at which the rocking speed is maximum.

  The output message determination unit 42 is inappropriate from among a plurality of messages corresponding to the combination of the swing speed detected by the swing speed detection unit 40 and the tilt mode detected by the tilt mode detection unit 41. The posture generation order is set as the output order of each message associated with the inappropriate posture.

  In other words, the output message determination unit 42 responds to each message corresponding to the case where the above-described inclination of the seat 2 is “forward tilt” and the swing speed of the seat 2 is level 1, “the upper body is straight up. `` Let's stretch straight into the eyes '', `` Look straight ahead '', `` Let out the power of the shoulders '', `` Move the hips according to the movement so that the head does not shake '', `` Do not rely too much on the reins, Output order is set in this order for “Let's balance with the waist”, “Let the armor move forward a little and keep”, and “Let armor move forward”.

  Then, the output message determination unit 42 selects a message to be output according to the output order of the messages. For example, when the inclination of the seat 2 is “forward tilt” and the swing speed of the seat 2 is “1”, the output message determination unit 42 includes a plurality of messages indicated by the mark C. Among them, for example, when trying to output a message for the third time, select the message “Let's remove shoulder force” associated with an inappropriate posture of “putting power into the shoulder” with the third highest probability of occurrence Then output.

  FIG. 18 is a flowchart showing message output processing by the control unit 37.

  As shown in FIG. 18, the message output timing determination unit 38 randomly determines a time interval from the previous message output timing to the next message output timing (step # 31).

  Next, the rocking speed detector 40 detects the rocking speed of the seat 2 (step # 32), and the tilt mode detector 41 detects the tilt mode of the seat 2 at the current time (step # 33). .

  The output message determination unit 42 combines the swing speed detected by the swing speed detection unit 40 in step # 32 with the tilt mode detected by the tilt mode detection unit 41 in step # 33, and the output order of the messages. Based on the above, a message to be output is determined (step # 34).

  Then, the message output control unit 43 determines whether or not the time measured by the time measuring unit 39 has reached the message output timing specified by the time interval determined by the message output timing determining unit 38 (step # 35) When it is determined that the message output timing has been reached (YES in Step # 35), the message output control unit 43 causes the sound output unit 33 to output the message determined by the output message determination unit 42 (Step # 35). 36).

  Then, the control unit 37 determines whether or not the play end timing has been reached (step # 37). When the control unit 37 determines that the play end timing has not been reached (NO in step # 37), the control unit 37 returns to the process of step # 31, whereas when it determines that the play end timing has been reached (step # 31). In step # 37, YES, the power source of the exercise apparatus 1 is turned off (step # 38), and the series of processing ends.

  As described above, the present embodiment also has a function for outputting a message related to advice for guiding the user's posture to an appropriate posture in real time, so that the posture of the user is guided to an appropriate posture. Can do.

  In addition, since the message output timing is determined at random, the user can feel as if he / she is being instructed by the instructor, and the attraction of the exercise device 1 is improved. Can do.

  Furthermore, an improper posture that can occur for a combination of the swing speed and the inclination mode of the seat 2 is assumed in advance, a message is set for each inappropriate posture, and each inappropriate posture is generated. Since the output order of each message is set in advance according to the magnitude of the probability, and the messages are output according to the order, it is possible to make the user take a more appropriate posture than the first embodiment, The user can perform effective exercise.

(Fifth embodiment)
The present embodiment assumes in advance a plurality of inappropriate postures that can occur in the combination of the inclination mode of the seat portion 2 and the swing speed, and presets messages to be output for each inappropriate posture. Is common to the fourth embodiment, but in the fourth embodiment, messages corresponding to inappropriate postures with high occurrence probability are output in order, whereas in this embodiment, the occurrence probability is high. The point that the output frequency (number of times of output) is increased for the message corresponding to the appropriate posture is different from the fourth embodiment.

  In addition, since it is the same about other points, only differences from the above embodiments will be described, and description of other points will be omitted. Moreover, since the exercise device according to the present embodiment also has the same configuration as that shown in FIG. 1, the description will be made with reference to FIG.

  The message storage unit 36a of the present embodiment stores a table similar to the fourth embodiment (for example, a table as shown in FIG. 17).

  When the output message determination unit 42 acquires the swing speed and the tilt mode from the swing speed detection unit 40 and the tilt mode detection unit 41, the output message determination unit 42 determines the generation order of the inappropriate posture corresponding to the combination of the swing speed and the tilt mode. Recognize and determine the output rank of messages associated with each inappropriate posture according to a predetermined rule set to increase the output frequency (number of times of output) for messages that correspond to inappropriate postures with a high probability of occurrence To do.

  For example, as shown by the mark C in FIG. 17, the output message determination unit 42 corresponds to the case where the inclination of the seat 2 is “forward tilt” and the swing speed of the seat 2 is level 1. Inappropriate postures that can occur are: "Look down", "Strengthen shoulder", "Sway head", "Rely on reins", "Shake armor", "Arrow goes up in reverse" 7 Assuming that two postures are assumed and the occurrence ranks “1” to “7” are set in this order, the occurrence rank “1” → the occurrence rank “2” → the occurrence rank “1” → the occurrence rank “3” → occurrence rank “1” → occurrence rank “2” → occurrence rank “1” → occurrence rank “4” →... The output order of each message is determined so as to be higher.

  FIG. 19 is a flowchart showing message output processing by the control unit 37.

  As shown in FIG. 19, the message output timing determination unit 38 randomly determines the time interval from the previous message output timing to the next message output timing as if the instructor is instructing (step # 41). ).

  Next, the swing speed detector 40 detects the swing speed of the seat 2 at the current time (step # 42), and the tilt mode detector 41 detects the tilt mode of the seat 2 at the current time (step #). 43).

  The output message determination unit 42 recognizes a message corresponding to the combination of the rocking speed detected by the rocking speed detection unit 40 in step # 42 and the tilt mode detected by the tilt mode detection unit 41 in step # 43. (Step # 44), and according to a predetermined rule set to increase the output frequency (number of times of output) for a message corresponding to an inappropriate posture with a high probability of occurrence, a message associated with each inappropriate posture is displayed. An output order is set (step # 45).

  Then, the message output control unit 43 determines whether or not the time measured by the time measuring unit 39 has reached the message output timing specified by the time interval determined by the message output timing determining unit 38 (step # 46) When it is determined that the message output timing has been reached (YES in Step # 46), the message output control unit 43 causes the sound output unit 33 to output the message determined by the output message determination unit 42 (Step # 46). 47).

  Then, control unit 37 determines whether or not the play end timing has been reached (step # 48). If control unit 37 determines that the play end timing has not been reached (NO in step # 48), message output timing determination unit 38 sets the time interval from the previous message output timing to the next message output timing. It is determined at random as if the instructor is instructing (step # 49), and the swing speed detector 40 and the tilt mode detector 41 respectively detect the swing speed and tilt mode of the seat 2 at the present time. (Steps # 50 and # 51).

  If both the swing speed and the tilt mode have not changed from the previous detection value (YES in step # 52), the process returns to step # 46, while at least one of the swing speed and tilt mode is the previous time. If the detected value has changed (YES in step # 52), the output message determination unit 42 performs the process of step # 44.

  If it is determined at step # 48 that the play end timing has been reached (YES at step # 48), the control unit 37 turns off the power to the exercise apparatus 1 (step # 53) and performs a series of processes. finish.

  As described above, the present embodiment also has a function for outputting a message related to advice for guiding the user's posture to an appropriate posture in real time, so that the posture of the user is guided to an appropriate posture. Can do.

  In addition, since the message output timing is randomly determined as if the instructor is instructing, the user can feel as if he is being instructed by the instructor. The attraction of the exercise device 1 can be improved.

  Furthermore, an inappropriate posture that can occur for a combination of the swing speed and the inclination mode of the seat 2 is assumed in advance, a message is set for each inappropriate posture, and the occurrence probability is high. Since the output order of each message is set so that the output frequency (number of times of output) is higher for messages corresponding to the posture, and the messages are output according to the order, a more appropriate posture than the first embodiment is achieved. The user can be taken, and the user can be made to exercise effectively.

  In this case, the following modifications may be employed instead of or in addition to the embodiment.

  [1] In each of the above embodiments, the message is output audibly. However, the present invention is not limited to this, and the message may be output visually using a display unit or the like.

  [2] It is more preferable that the exercise device 1 of each of the above embodiments is further equipped with the following functions.

  (1) A function in which the exercise device 1 stores a plurality of messages corresponding to the time of the day in advance, and outputs a message corresponding to the time when a predetermined time is reached.

  As shown in FIG. 20, the message storage unit 36a (see FIG. 8) stores a plurality of messages for prompting the use of the exercise device 1. Specifically, the message storage unit 36a stores a message corresponding to each time zone for each time zone when the time of the day is divided into a plurality of time zones. For example, the message storage unit 36a says, “Good morning! To wake up in the morning, it is recommended to ride at an incline level at a speed of about 1-3. Is stored in association with each other.

  Then, when the time is 6:00, for example, the message output control unit 43 displays a message “Good morning! It is recommended to ride on a sloping level at a speed of 1 to 3 to wake up in the morning”. The sound output unit 33 outputs the sound.

  By installing such a function, the use of the exercise device 1 can be promoted.

  (2) A function that warns against excessive use of the exercise device 1 by the same user.

  FIG. 22 is a flowchart illustrating a warning process that is performed until a play start instruction is input by the user.

  As shown in FIG. 22, first, the control unit 37 specifies a person who intends to use the exercise apparatus 1 (step ## 61). The user can be specified based on, for example, an operation signal from a button associated with the registered user, provided that the exercise apparatus 1 has a user registration function.

  Next, the control unit 37 determines whether or not the exercise apparatus 1 is continuously used by the same user (step # 62). If not (NO in step ## 62), the control unit 37 While waiting for the player to input a play start instruction, if it is determined that the exercise device 1 is about to be used continuously by the same user (YES in step # 62), the exercise device 1 is used this time In such a case, it is determined whether or not the predetermined usage limit time is exceeded within a predetermined time (for example, whether or not it is used for 30 minutes or more within one hour) (step # 64). .

  If this is not the case (NO in step ## 64), the control unit 37 waits for a user to input a play start instruction. On the other hand, if the exercise device 1 is used this time, a predetermined time limit is used within a predetermined time. If it is determined that it will be used for more than 30 minutes (for example, it will be used for 30 minutes or more within 1 hour) (YES in step ## 64), for example, a message such as “It is not acceptable to exercise for a long time” is displayed. The sound is output to the sound output unit 33 (step # 65), and the input of a play start instruction by the user is awaited.

  By mounting such a function, it is possible to prevent the user from performing excessive exercise using the exercise device 1 as much as possible.

DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 1 Exercise apparatus 2 Seat part 3 Oscillation mechanism 4 Elevating mechanism 32 Display part 33 Sound output part 34 Input operation part 35 Sensor part 36 Storage part 36a Message storage part 37 Control part 38 Message output timing determination part 39 Timekeeping part 40 Swing speed Detection unit 41 Inclination state detection unit 42 Output message determination unit 43 Message output control unit

Claims (9)

  1. A movable part on which the user rides;
    A drive unit that applies an exercise load to the user by driving the movable unit to change the state of the movable unit;
    A message output unit that repeatedly outputs a message for the posture of the user during a period of applying exercise load to the user;
    An output timing determination unit that determines an output timing of a message by the message output unit;
    A storage unit for storing in advance the correspondence between the state of the movable unit and the message;
    A state detection unit that detects the state of the movable unit at the output timing determined by the output timing determination unit,
    The message output unit
    An exercise apparatus for deriving a message corresponding to the state of the movable part detected by the state detection unit from the storage unit and outputting the derived message at an output timing determined by the output timing determination unit.
  2. The state of the movable part includes an inclined state of the movable part,
    The storage unit stores a message set according to the tilt state of the movable unit,
    The exercise device according to claim 1, wherein the message output unit derives a message corresponding to the tilt state of the movable unit detected by the state detection unit from the storage unit, and outputs the derived message.
  3. The state of the movable part includes the swing speed of the movable part,
    The storage unit stores a message set according to the swing speed of the movable unit,
    The exercise device according to claim 1, wherein the message output unit derives a message corresponding to the swing speed of the movable unit detected by the state detection unit from the storage unit, and outputs the derived message. .
  4. The storage unit
    Attitudes that can be taken by a plurality of users set for each state of the movable part,
    Pre-stored messages set for each of the combinations of postures that the user can take and the states of the movable parts,
    The message output unit
    One message is randomly selected from a plurality of messages corresponding to postures that can be taken by the user set for the state of the movable part detected by the state detection unit, and the selected message is output. The exercise device according to any one of claims 1 to 3.
  5.   The exercise device according to any one of claims 1 to 4, wherein the output timing determination unit randomly determines an output timing of the message.
  6. The message stored in the storage unit is set according to the elapsed time from the start of driving the movable unit by the drive unit,
    The message output unit derives a message associated with an elapsed time from the driving start time corresponding to the output timing determined by the output timing determination unit from the storage unit, and outputs the derived message. The exercise device according to any one of Items 1 to 4.
  7. The storage unit
    Attitudes that can be taken by a plurality of users set for each state of the movable part,
    A message respectively set for each combination of the state of the movable part and the posture that the user can take;
    The message output order set for each state of the movable part is stored in advance,
    The message output unit
    The exercise device according to any one of claims 1 to 3, wherein a message corresponding to the state of the movable part detected by the state detection unit is output according to an output order of the messages stored in the storage unit.
  8.   The exercise device according to claim 7, wherein the output order of the messages is set based on a probability of occurrence of a posture that can be taken by a user set for the state of the movable part.
  9.   The exercise device according to claim 7, wherein the output order of the messages is set in an order in which the posture of the user can be effectively guided to an appropriate posture.
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