A German inventor developed a funnel dumbbell to be used for physiotherapeutic treatments. Unlike traditional water dumbbells this model has a flow channel in the middle that enables a counter-movement during the training unit. It shall be used under water for exercising the arm muscles. The inventor seeks a partner who is interested in developing the invention into a product ready for the market and in initiating the distribution on the market. A license and manufacturing agreement are offered.
A German inventor developed a funnel dumbbell to be used for physiotherapeutic treatment and exercise under water. The dumbbell has a flow channel in the middle that enables a counter-movement during the training.The water resistance is growing during the movements. A training success for the arm muscles can be achieved in both horizontal as well as vertical movement training. The funnels are available in three sizes for children, adolescents and adults. Depending on the needed physiotherapy different sized funnels can be connected.The funnel dumbbell is made of waterproof, colored and recycled plastics. The construction of the funnel dumbbell also allows a closure of the channel to enable a different workout effect. The inventor needs a licensee who is interested in developing this invention into a product ready for the market and initiate the distribution on the market. A license and manufacturing agreement is offered. The inventor has knowledge about funding opportunities that support the exploitation of innovative ideas.
Innovations and advantages
In comparison to similar dumbbells this invention generates a water resistance (training effect) almost entirely through the movement in the water. The low lift of the dumbbell is caused by the construction and is only to avoid the sinking of it. Other advantages of the dumbbell are: - new design enables complex training effects due to movement of the water between the two funnels - different sizes of funnels can be connected - the water channel can be closed - different plastic materials can be used, e.g. recycled plastics
02007014 Plastics, Polymers
06001020 Physiotherapy, Orthopaedic Technology
11007 Sports and Leisure
Market application codes
05003006 Other therapeutic (including defibrillators)
07001004 Sporting goods, hobby equipment and athletics clothes
Intellectual property rights
Other (registered design, plant variety, etc)
Comments, number and date of patent
Protected as utility model by German Patent Office.
Area of partner's activity
The partner sought shaould be a manufacturer of plastic equipment for water aerobics or plastic funnels. The inventor is ready to leave the sole right to the partner against remuneration by license agreement. Furthermore the inventor has knowledge about funding opportunities that support the exploitation of innovative ideas. A potential partner should perform the following tasks: - further development of invention (at own expenses) into a product ready for the market - production of the product - distribution of the product