TODAY’S PATENT – ARM SUPPORT DEVICE
Physical activities such as walking, running, or jogging has become a widespread phenomenon for a healthy lifestyle. With the onset of this phenomenon, more attention has been paid to the mechanics of and the equipment for running. In today’s patent, we will be talking about Desmon W. Margetson’s invention, the “Arm Support Device” (US4302849) which was patented on 1st December 1981 by the USPTO.
Typically, in a running motion the arms of the runner alternately swing back and forth while on the contrary, the arms of a recreational runner do not swing in a relaxed, perfect, and a synchronized manner with the legs and respiratory system.
As a result of this, there is an inefficient expenditure of energy, more particularly, the arms themselves tend to become quite tired and to lose suppleness resulting in fatigue. To solve this problem, the present invention was designed as an improved device for supporting the arms to be worn by runners to support and guide the arm movements in order to increase running efficiency.
The present improved invention provides forestall fatigue in runners which helps improves the levels of relaxation, coordination, and pleasure. It also aims at providing ample support to the arms by attaching the strap loops to the shirt.