Swimming resistance gearis aimed at conditioning competitive swimmers. As part of a training program,competitive swimmers are typically cycled through training strokes withelements of additional resistance to build strength, resilience and simulate fatigue.The challenge is provide variable resistance levels within a single session,dependent on specific needs and training objectives. In this paper variedconcepts were created that make use of remote wireless control systems and werecompared in a criteria weighted Pugh Matrix. The winning concept, a tetheredcone device, scored highly for its simplicity and cost. Although the product isinitially aimed at elite athletes, it is likely that the design will have utilityin recreational swimming and rehabilitation.
2016 ASTN-Q Conference: Research & Innovation in Sports Technology, Brisbane, Australia 9 August 2016
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