The goal of this project was to design, build, and test an accessory to the existing Concept 2 Indoor Rower that would allow a rower to move in a sweep rowing motion off the water. Currently, there is one commercially available sweep ergometer which costs over four times more than the most widely used ergometer, the Concept 2. A 3D solid model of the design was made with SolidWorks which includes a mechanism that would allow the ergometer chain to stay centered while the handle moves in an arc. Two prototypes were built, the first as a structural test for comparative measurements of body variations and the second as a fully working product. The second was tested by rowers from Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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