2012

October 26, 2012

•Set up leg exerciser on the office chair of Dr. Stephen Rader, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, University of Northern British Columbia: See letter on file
 

December 4, 2012

•Hardy Griesbauer, Director, Applied Research and Innovation, College of New Caledonia: See letter on file
 
•Continuing with market research to find potential markets for this once we’ve reached the manufacturing stage.

2011

May - July, 2011

• Found Wellness Coaches U.S.A. through cold phone calling in July 27, 2011 (www.wellnesscoachesusa.com), a business with over 400 establishments who use their services to increase the health of employees in the area of nutrition, medical testing and increasing their physical activity. 

August 8, 2011

•Sent Wellness Coaches U.S.A. the latest working model; heard back: “It is great to see someone with the creativity to invent an exerciser like this!”

 

2010

August, 2010

• U.S. Patent issued, effective 24 August, 2010: #7780584

October, 2010

• New Working model - needed it for more accurate survey of users.  This latest improved working model designed to eliminate assembly and adjustment problems.  Demonstrated it at 6 offices - found very encouraging results and also found problems with levers out front and decided it had to have a major re-design.

 

2008

January, 2008

• Filed non-provisional, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

July, 2008

• Received China model #1, however it needed work by local engineer to re-position levers in order for it to work properly. 
• tested it out at a couple of work stations, but it was soon evident that it was very wobbly and not fit to get an accurate opinion of its usefulness in the workplace.  However, one user was extremely supportive of it and felt it gave her a good workout at work, however, it was found that using it with high heeled shoes on was a problem that would have to be addressed.

 

2007

January, 2007

•Filed Provisional Patent in U.S. Patent Office, then began idea submissions to various manufacturers hoping to find a licensee. 

March, 2007

•Physiotherapist’s reports - two qualified physiotherapists tested it out and, overall, were in favour of it’s use in the work place.  Here are their conclusions:

• Dustin Robin:

“In conclusion there are a variety of advantages and disadvantages observed when examining and using Mr. Alexander’s office adaptable exercise machine.  It is my personal opinion that the proposed machine is more beneficial to the working population than detrimental.  With the current epidemic with obesity and increasing work schedules this machine will enable an office population to perform exercise regularly throughout the day.  I am of the opinion that this piece of equipment is neither a solution nor a substitute to an individualized workout program but when used in conjunction with can benefit the working population.”  - Dustin Robin  B. Sc., Physiotherapy, Owner of Victoria sports Physiotherapy Clinic, Prince George

• Lynda Foreman:

“In conclusion, I believe this device would provide more advantages than disadvantages with some minor changes to the structure of the unit.  It would be important to include instructions on safe amount of use as well as information on other exercise components to compliment this type of exercise such as flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. This should not be a substitute to an active, healthy lifestyle but rather an addition.

- Lynda Foreman, Registered Kinesiologist with a Bachelors Degree in Physical Education from the University of Manitoba, Certified Work Capacity Evaluator, Certified Exercise Physiologist with over 7 years experience in Occupational Rehabilitation

2006

September, 2006

•First working model built. 
•Found help with engineering and fabrication and got it built and working.  
•Found out that it can be used to exercise while you type at the same time without interference

 

2004

January, 2004

•Conceived the leg exerciser to help with knee exercises • realized the exercise potential of such a device at the office work station • began drafting up a crude exerciser out of wood.

March, April 2004

•Continued with design and also checked on-line to see if any such devices existed • started inquiries with a patent attorney to find out costs and paid $500 for Richard Johnson of Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala to do a patent search • also approached Rodney Gainer of the Innovation Resource Centre about the idea.

September, 2004

•I described the idea to businessman David George in Prince George who sells office supplies and furnishings and I received some encouragement.  This was done as a test of whether this could be a valid idea.
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