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Wheelchair Athletic Equipment

Fractal Machine is an Effective Exercise Aid for Wheelchair Users

— October 13, 2012 — Autos
For those with physical disabilities who prefer to work out in the fitness center environment, the Fractal Machine would be a choice piece of equipment. Similar to the technology behind the stationary road bike attachment, this apparatus applies resistance to a wheelchair's tires.

The mechanism can be easily adjusted to fit most wheel sizes, allowing people to train in the comfort of their chosen chairs. You roll back into it and lock the guard around the perimeter, adjusting it for both fit and level of friction.

Once you're set up with Wilmer Montiel's invention, you can speed away in one spot. The Fractal Machine is a great way to improve endurance and strength without leaving the building, preparing you for a range of sports and more demanding days.
Trend Themes
1. Adaptive Exercise Equipment - Designing adaptive exercise equipment for individuals with physical disabilities can provide new opportunities for exercise and fitness.
2. Smart Wheelchair Technology - Incorporating smart technology into wheelchairs can provide individuals with disabilities with more efficient ways to exercise and improve fitness.
3. Virtual Training Programs - Developing virtual training programs for individuals with disabilities can provide accessible and personalized exercise options.
Industry Implications
1. Fitness Industry - Innovations in adaptive exercise equipment and smart wheelchair technology can disrupt the fitness industry by offering new and inclusive exercise options.
2. Healthcare Industry - Developing virtual training programs for individuals with disabilities can disrupt the healthcare industry by promoting exercise and fitness as preventative measures for chronic conditions.
3. Sports Industry - Adaptive exercise equipment and virtual training programs can improve access to sports for individuals with disabilities and disrupt the sports industry by promoting more inclusive athletic events.
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