- Rezi transforms ordinary leg brace into mobile physiotherapy equipment
- Rezi can be an add-on to any model leg brace in the market
- Rezi helps fight muscle atrophy by engaging users in resistance training
- Rezi resistance training is done subconsciously by the user, minimizing hindrance on their daily activity.
Common amongst injured and recovering athletes, muscle atrophy is a condition where the muscle starts to waste away due to the lack of physical activity. Furthermore, the time and commitment required by physiotherapy are too much of a hassle in almost anyone's routine. More often than not, the injured misses their physiotherapy sessions leading to weak muscle condition.
Rezi works with the same principle as resistance training. This add-on device adds resistance to daily activities like walking, going up stairs or simply bending and straightening of legs. Through overcoming the resistance, muscles gain greater endurance and strength.
There are four levels of adjustable resistance settings, each one offering greater resistance, AND we are planning to add more in the future. Users start from the lowest setting before gradually moving on to higher resistance as they become more comfortable with the current setting. Variable resistance offers progressive training that. Variable resistance allows patients to use the device for an extended period; from 2 weeks to 3 months post surgery.
No More Hassle
Recovering patients typically spend around 2 hours on physiotherapy on a daily basis. Furthermore, certain exercises require equipment which they cannot carry around. With Rezi, a portable resistance training system is readily available.
Rezi allow users to proactively work on their physiotherapy on a daily basis subconsciously, despite busy schedules. The consistent training allows muscles to regain its original tone and strength faster. Users can expect to return to sports earlier compared to non-users.
Rezi introduces 4-level of resistance by simply turning the outer circular plate. The resistance results from the rolling friction between the red wheels and the inner wall of the black wheel. By turning it anticlockwise, resistance is increased progressively and vice versa.
The 4-level of resistance allows users to adjust to the right level of resistance ensuring the muscle is exercised without over straining. Rezi can be attached to any existing leg braces by securing aluminum supports to the frame of the leg brace. The lower support connected to the black wheel rotates as ones walk.
Rezi is designed for an easy assembly. Each of the components can be purchased from us and replaced in case of wear and tear.
To test the functionality of the product, rapid prototyping of the product is done using a MakerBot 3D printer.
The result of the rapid prototyping proves the working functionality of the design.
Rezi is designed to be compact and hence portable.
Here are some exercises that should be done with Rezi equipped for better muscle gains. Start with level 1 exercises that are closed chained, they are muscle specific and full contact with the floor provide joint support. Patients in advance stages of physiotherapy can engage in leve 2 and 3 exercises.
We can't get Rezi in motion without your support. Our trials produced highly positive results, proving that Rezi is an effective way of strengthening muscle and simplifying recovery in athletes. We are looking to raise $100,000 in order to fund our very first manufactured run of Rezi and make it available for those who need it ASAP. Simple as that.
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Risks and challenges
Especially since Rezi aims to aid improvements in physical health, we want to ensure that Rezi contributes to a healthier physique. Being students of the world of physical therapy, the team at Rezi are anticipating the following challenges:
RESEARCH: Although Rezi theoretically will strengthen muscle mass by resistance, we need more evidence to support that this method is productive and healthful to the user.
PRODUCT ADJUSTMENTS: There will likely be future tweaks to Rezi, as tests and studies are conducted to prove the health and accuracy of the Rezi user.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter