Inventor Vern Ader has just been granted (Aug 10th 2021) a full US patent for his ‘Centrifugal Bed Rotator’. The new invention is a progressive development of his Gym & Rehabilitation System Designed for Space – in that it can centrifuge not just one, but two people at the same time.
The present invention provides a passive exercise apparatus comprising a centrifuge having a central pivot base to which riding arms or beds are connected. The beds are also supported by components that are similar to components of a skateboard. The centrifuge increases gravitational forces on the body, i.e, induces hypergravity. This artificial hyper-gravity machine may provide comprehensive counter measures capable of improving all the user’s physical systems at once (including muscles, joints, etc.), particularly when combined with other exercise. The inventive hypergravity apparatus may provide a total body low impact workout while comfortably and passively lying on a spinning centrifuge, as demonstrated by state-of-the-art NASA proven centrifuge systems.
A video presentation of the previous one-person model in action can be seen here
Note: Followers of the Ig Nobel Prizes will note some shared design features with the invention of the late George and Charlotte Blonsky of New York City and San Jose, California, who were awarded the 1997 Ig Nobel Prize for Managed Health Care for their device (US Patent #3,216,423) to aid women in giving birth — the woman is strapped onto a circular table, and the table is then rotated at high speed.
Research research by Martin Gardiner