Continuous Fitness at Home: Designing Exercise Equipment for the Daily Routine

  • M. C. Gaspar
  • F. Ventura
  • C. Pereira
  • C. M. Santos
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The main goal of this work is to design tailored fitness devices that allow performing simultaneously home routine tasks and physical exercise, increasing the amount of physical activity in the daily routine. Physical therapists and design engineers have studied the most usual chores, as well as different types of training, to develop innovative and versatile solutions.


Physical Activity Physical Exercise Repetitive Task Fitness Solution Elastic String 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. C. Gaspar
    • 1
  • F. Ventura
    • 2
  • C. Pereira
    • 3
  • C. M. Santos
    • 4
  1. 1.Departamento de Engenharia IndustrialEscola Superior de Tecnologia, Instituto Politécnico de Castelo BrancoCastelo BrancoPortugal
  2. 2.Departamento de Engenharia MecânicaFaculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  3. 3.Departamento de Engenharia MecânicaInstituto Superior de Engenharia de CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  4. 4.Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Sa73x00FA;de de CoimbraCoimbraPortugal

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