DOWNINGTOWN, Pa., Feb. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 11,000 people in the United States are injured while shoveling snow each year, according to a study published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine. Injuries aside, shoveling snow can be both tiring and time consuming. The Shovelution lifting assist from Ergo Analytics addresses these issues.
Andris Freivalds, Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State University and author of Biomechanics of the Upper Limbs, has been testing and evaluating shovels professionally for over 35 years. Dr. Freivalds explains:
"While the bent handle shovel can allow the user to keep a straight back, the shovel itself tends to twist and shimmy during lifting and throwing. This can actually make shoveling less efficient and more difficult.
When attached to a straight handle shovel, the Shovelution facilitates controlled and efficient shoveling, as well as maintaining a straight back. It is my 'go to' tool for shoveling snow."
The spring loaded Shovelution attaches quickly and easily to any straight shovel. With its regenerative braking mechanism, it harnesses the force of each throw to minimize the effort required for the next throw, decreasing both fatigue and work time. Users can shovel without bending, thereby reducing the risk of back injury. They can lift and throw with the strong muscles of the chest and upper body. This lessens strain and the potential for injury to the weaker muscles of the arms.
And the Shovelution isn't just for snow. When winter is over, customers can easily move it to a gardening or landscaping shovel or fork.
The Shovelution is fully assembled in the USA. Nearly all of the suppliers, components and subcomponents are USA produced and procured as well.
For more information, please visit: http://shovelution.com.
About the Company
Founded in 2011, Ergo Analytics, LLC designs and manufactures ergonomically and kinesthetically correct outdoor tools and exercise equipment.
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SOURCE Ergo Analytics