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1. (WO2017179034) CHAIR WITH EXERCISING MEANS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/179034    International Application No.:    PCT/IE2017/000007
Publication Date: Fri Oct 20 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Apr 14 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A47C 9/00
A47C 7/02
A47C 9/02
A47C 1/034
A47C 1/024
A47C 1/03
A47C 16/02
A61H 1/02
Applicants: FLEXIBOD LIMITED
Inventors: MASON, Damien, Gerard
LYNCH, James Robert
BATES, Mathew Gill
Title: CHAIR WITH EXERCISING MEANS
Abstract:
A chair (1) for carrying out leg stretching exercises by a subject seated thereon comprises a seat (2) formed by a central seat element (15) and a pair of thigh support elements (17) extending from the central seat element (15). The thigh support elements (17) are pivotal in a generally downwardly direction about respective horizontal front pivot axes (20) from a first state forming with the central seat element (15) a substantially common plane, to a second downwardly extending state. The thigh support elements (17) are also pivotal about respective substantially vertically extending second pivot axes in a generally rearwardly direction away from each other from a rest state for urging the thighs of a subject supported on the thigh support elements (17) away from each other for stretching the adductor muscles. A pair of foot support members (49) extend transversely and sidewardly on respective opposite sides of the chair (1) from a support element (46) for engaging the instep of a corresponding foot of a subject for supporting the foot during a stretching exercise with the corresponding thigh of the subject extending generally downwardly from the seat (14) and the lower leg extending from the knee in a generally upwardly inclined direction to the foot support member (49) for stretching the quadriceps and the hip flexor muscles of the subject.