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Strong Arm Vest V22

Winner - Bronze

Competition: Spark:Product
Designer: Mr. Sean Peterson - CEO
Design Type: Industrial Design
Company / Organization / School: Strong Arm Technologies
Website: http://www.strongarmvest.com
Team Members: Justin Hillery - CMO Dave Miller - COO/CFO

The Strong Arm Vest is a device that makes lifting packages and materials easier and safer. The Vest is a patent- pending load distribution device that removes the injury-causing loads from the weaker hands, arms neck and lower back, and distributes those forces to stronger more capable areas of the torso. The Strong Arm Vest changes the dynamic of the lifting process by redirecting lifting-load forces and placing them on strategic pressure points of the lifter's back and torso. Most importantly, the Strong Arm Vest places the lifter into a proper lifting posture, minimizing and/or avoiding potential back injury. While innovation in sports safety equipment has increased immensely over the years, very little has been done to decrease accident and overworking related inquires in the industrial workspace. The Strong Arm Vest is the first “ErgoSkeleton” designed to redistribute the load to the works hips much like a hiking backpack thus lowering the center of gravity and minimizing lumbar flexion. Load bearing strings come over the workers shoulders and attach to a Fly-Trigger worn on the workers hands. The Fly-Trigger allows full range of motion until the trigger is engaged through the act of contacting the item to be lifted. Lumbar compression is than applied while simultaneously transferring the load through the entire vest. The Strong Arm Vest will revolutionize industrial lifting as we know it creating a better environment for workers and reduced injury related costs for employers.