🎉We can now proudly present the winners of the TAPAS Community Challenge 2018! 🎉
Congratulations to Team "Wireless Charging" (idea 56). We are really excited for all finalists and a really big thank you to all participants for your interest in this challenge!

We got over 200 submissions! 65 ideas got one or more TAPAS boards, 10 submissions were presentation-ready.
And now we have 5 finalists! YEAH 😃 The finalist's idea numbers were 40, 56, 68, 212 and 213.
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Swiming treadmill or endless pool

This endless pool acts as a treadmill, with controlled flow of water by body sensors, what allows  the water flow to be proportional to the swimmer's performance. The pool has a hydrodynamic design (That's the secret), but using a software controled speed motor, .can be used for therapy or training in academies. Inside hospitals, academies, houses, condos, etc.

  • Mar 7 2018
  • Dominic Buchstaller commented
    March 08, 2018 11:24

    Sounds great. Do you have a pool to try this with? What kind of motor/jet would you require to make this work? What kind of sensors would you use? 

    March 08, 2018 21:36

    we built a small-scale model to assess hydrodynamic performance and it worked very well. We are now working on the full scale model. We are using a single-phase water pump with an industrial speed controller. The body sensor is not yet drawn but we are thinking about an ultrasonic signal in a belt attached to the abdomen and another fixed in the pool.

  • Admin
    Nora Schille (TAPAS team) commented
    March 15, 2018 14:41

    Great idea! Our TAPAS team will contact you regarding a free TAPAS board shortly.

  • Federico Ercole commented
    May 29, 2018 07:58

    Really good idea, I hope to see a video of the full scale model.

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