The Friendly Fitness Equipment is a modified equipment with a special structure that can satisfy the needs of both the ordinary and disabled user. Therefore, it is user-friendly in more functions than one.
Dalian Nationalities University
School of Design, China
Faculty Advisors: Prof. Bao Haimo, Sun Jing
Design: Aori Gele, Wang Yunsen, Wang Yanwen, Cui Weijian, Cai Wang, Liu Jiahuan, Wang Shuyu, Huang Xianghua
Many existing fitness equipment that are available on the market are designed without any considerations for the disabled people’s needs. The Friendly Fitness Equipment is a modified equipment with a special structure that can satisfy the needs of both the ordinary and disabled user. This way, it serves multiple functions without having to buy expensive rehabilitation equipment.
The Friendly Fitness Equipment is available in different models, each built to target different purposes. The models – ‘Double Stepper Twist Machine’, ‘Double Corrugated Sheet’, ‘Doubled Bronzes’, ‘Upper Limbs Tractor’ and ‘Lifting’ — each has a regular and a disabled function in a single equipment and allows two people to use it at any one time. The ‘Stretching’, ‘Walking’ and ‘Taiji Push-hand’ models have handles and parts that can be adjusted to accommodate both the ordinary, as well as the disabled user.