With outstanding innovative properties and meeting all the requirements, the twelve products nominated for the FIBO Innovation Awards 2014 convinced the jury and won out against 33 other entries. The nominees included training devices which, for example, enhance fitness through balance exercises or offer precise methods for measuring physical fitness, vibration technologies to promote health or design objects bringing the outside world into the gym. The FIBO Innovation Awards 2014 was presented in cooperation with TÜV Rheinland and FIT FOR FUN on 4 April during FIBO.
Category: Training Equipment
aerobis – Revvll One: One of the nominees in the Training Equipment category is aerobis with its Revvll One. This is a very light multi-functional rope climbing machine. With a total weight of five kilogrammes, the Revvll One can be used flexibly as it can be installed just about anywhere and at varying heights. This flexibility makes both pulling and pressing, and rotational movements possible. With six resistance levels, the Revvll One can be adjusted to the user’s needs and exercises strength, endurance and coordination at the same time. As a result, it offers considerable training variety.
Jakobs – SwingSider: Jakobs is nominated for the SwingSider. This training device allows three-dimensional training through both intramuscular and intermuscular exercises. By generating oscillations, it makes the shoulder joints rotate and strengthens them. The device is manufactured from top quality materials and, with its ergonomic shape, allows a 360°-workout that is easy on the wrists. The SwingSider is suitable for regular use in the gym as well as for early-rehab training units.
Sensosports – drySUP Trainer: Even in their own home or at the gym, water sports enthusiasts can feel like they are riding a raft over mid-river currents in future. Sensosports developed the drySUP Trainer, a training device exercising endurance, strength and coordination based on its special shape. With this special shape, it imitates the stand-up paddling experience. Equipped with a sophisticated resistance technology, the drySUP can be used both as a home trainer and as a gym tool. The training device is entirely produced in Germany and almost exclusively from renewable raw materials.
Category: Training Concepts
Firstbeat Technologies Oy – Firstbeat Lifestyle Assessment: For fitness trainers wishing to obtain a comprehensive picture of their clients, Firstbeat Lifestyle Assessment by Firstbeat Technologies is an ideal aid. With this device, fitness trainers can perform comprehensive measurements in order to enhance their clients’ wellbeing and fitness.
The integrated Bodyguard 2HRV recorder makes 24-hour recordings of some 90 million data per day, including all training loads, recovery periods and activities. On the basis of these records, it produces a model showing all physiological functions on the basis of HRV (heart rate variability). A personalised feedback then allows targeted stress coaching. This way, the health and fitness-related status quo can be ascertained and optimised.
Category: Health Promotion
BITsoft – HealthCenter Stress Prevention Suite: For health coaches wishing to provide individual care to a large number of clients independent of space, time and location, the HealthCenter Stress Prevention Suite package by BITsoft is an option. The product provides software support in the fields of administration, analysis, training management, course planning, financial controlling and communication. Communication between the coach and the client is largely via the Internet. The client receives the care modules agreed with the coach, i.e. exercise units, relaxation techniques, useful information or scientifically recognised questionnaires and assessments in a visualised form. Via a “Cloud” the coach can individually adjust these modules, evaluate the collected data and plan and hold stress prevention courses for groups, if applicable. As a result, a large client base can be handled without neglecting individual needs. The objective is to enable clients to access the regulation mechanisms without any equipment once they have mastered them.
Kajaani University of Applied Sciences – Athene: Riding a Mountain Bike through a forest, rowing into the sunset on a lake or jogging through the streets of a big city – and doing all that in the gym: Athene by Kajaani University of Applied Sciences is going to make it possible in future. Athene consists of a CAVE, comprising one large or several small screens and a range of fitness apparatus. The screens can be set to show different environments. Users can also choose freely between different types of training, routes and training levels. In addition to classical training, there is a choice of games, competitions and challenges against friends, self or other users via the Internet as well. Depending on training success, which can also be recorded in a training log, new exercises can be activated. Familiar technologies were combined and optimised for Athene in order to develop an entirely new training experience in gyms or rehab facilities.