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dc.contributor.advisorKim Blair.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDesrochers, Christopheren_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-11-07T18:51:31Z
dc.date.available2008-11-07T18:51:31Z
dc.date.copyright2008en_US
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/43008
dc.descriptionThesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2008.en_US
dc.description.abstractA preliminary prototype of a new athletic apparel product uses resistive straps, integrated within a suit, to provide muscular resistance. This developing fitness product allows users to exercise both their upper and lower bodies through either a regimented workout or just with daily movements. An athletic workout suit that can provide a full body workout by using elastic straps that resist bodily movements was developed, redesigned, and tested. This project had three components: A resistive band was selected after various material tests, the interaction between strap placements and muscle movement was clarified, and finally a solution to anchoring the bands to the suit in a user-friendly method while allowing the resistance to be adjusted was designed. This product now has the potential to increase the efficiency at which people exercise, provide alternatives to existing workouts, and encourage healthy lifestyle.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Christopher Desrochers.en_US
dc.format.extent38 leavesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectMechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.titleProduct development of a resistive athletic suiten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.B.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc240594068en_US


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