Exercise, Activity, Training, Therapy, Athletics, Competition, or Rehabilitation
Chad Henneberry, Assistant Athletic Trainer at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (UWM) has developed a sleeveless vest that uses liquid as a form of resistance, instead of static weights, to be worn while performing movements related to exercise such as, balance training and core training. Initial studies show increased activation of multiple muscle groups when compared to a traditional weighted vest.
The vest could be used in many other activities such as training, therapy, athletics, competition, group workout classes, or orthopedic rehabilitation purposes. Flexible tubing is partially filled with liquid to generate a sloshing movement caused by shifting the body and vest weight during various movements. This tubing can be located on the front, back, and/or sides of the user and can be individually placed or removed from the vest to allow for adjustable weight. The user can perform movements with the added load maintaining the hands free. Multiple stabilizing muscles are engaged to counteract the momentum of the liquid when the vest is worn.
Chad Henneberry, Assistant Athletic Trainer at University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
For more information contact: Jessica Silvaggi, Ph.D.| Director of Technology Commercialization |