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Center Innovation Fund: JSC CIF

Simulated Variable Inertia for Exercise Equipment

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Project Introduction

Exercise equipment for on-orbit or very low gravity use has been developed using springs or motors to provide a constant force for resistive exercise.  These systems do not, however, fully mimic the free-weight ground equipment that they are replacing as they do not have inertia.  It is the intent of this project to produce a prototype variable inertia device which can be integrated with resistive equipment in development to produce the 'missing' inertia component.

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This is a historic project that was completed before the creation of TechPort on October 1, 2012. Available data has been included. This record may contain less data than currently active projects.