Enhanced running using a jet pack

Jason Kerestes, Thomas Sugar

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1 Scopus citations

Abstract

A Jet Pack was designed to augment the physical ability of a person running. The Jet Pack is a light weight back pack style device that produces a forward and upward thrust propelling the user forward. The external force is produced by two variable speed, electric ducted fans, which unlike other running assistive devices, allows for completely unrestricted movement as the device does not connect to the user's joints or leg segments. The Jet Pack has shown successful running augmentation by significantly increasing a runner's overall speed while decreasing their heart rate in 200 meter time trials as well as 1 mile time trials when comparing running with the device versus running with no device.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication38th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Volume5A
ISBN (Electronic)9780791846360
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
EventASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2014 - Buffalo, United States
Duration: Aug 17 2014Aug 20 2014

Other

OtherASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2014
CountryUnited States
CityBuffalo
Period8/17/148/20/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Kerestes, J., & Sugar, T. (2014). Enhanced running using a jet pack. In 38th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference (Vol. 5A). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2014-34426