Technogym has patented a treadmill system with a protective cover and sensors to detect objects in the entrapment area. The system stops the conveyor belt when an object is detected, ensuring user safety. GlobalData’s report on Technogym gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Technogym, AI-assisted fitness tracking was a key innovation area identified from patents. Technogym's grant share as of February 2024 was 78%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Treadmill with protective cover and object detection system

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Technogym SpA

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11883729B2) discloses a treadmill design that includes a protective cover installed at the open end of the conveyor to prevent objects from entering an entrapping area. The treadmill is equipped with a sensor that detects the presence of an object within the entrapping area, prompting a controller to stop the conveyor to prevent accidents. The sensor comprises two elements positioned on either side of the conveyor, exchanging signals to indicate the presence of an object.

Furthermore, the patented treadmill system includes side covers enclosing the edges of the conveyor, with the protective cover designed to engage with these side covers. The protective cover features an arcuate body hingedly coupled to the treadmill frame, allowing for easy installation and operation. The system also involves a controller that receives signals from sensor elements associated with the protective cover and side covers, ensuring the conveyor operates freely only when the protective cover is closed, activating safety measures when the cover is open to prevent accidents. The design emphasizes safety features such as emergency brakes and power removal from the drive mechanism upon detecting an object in the entrapping area, enhancing user protection during treadmill use.

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