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Adaptative rowing seat / adaptative sport equipment

Adaptative rowing seat
Adaptative rowing seat

The project is designed for adaptive rowing athletes, with will have its fisrt edition in a Para-Olympic game at Beijing. To practice the sport is necessary a special seat with a back that doesn’t slide and is larger than a regular one. This seat is the only one in the world easily installed and adaptable to any rowing boat, it uses traditional elements of a regular rowing boat and doesn’t require any tools or changes in the boat structure. The seat is ergonomic, designed to fit the athletic body shape, it offers inclination and distance adjustment, and attends to all international security regulation.

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UFRJ

UFRJ
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Alexandre Wagner Marinho Laguna Cardoso and Ricardo Wagner (tutor)