First gym, then sauna. Now, gyms can use the PowerBacksystem of the Genius virtual-reality-trainer for power generation.
Exercise bikes are popular in the gym, but the energy used for loosing weight is usually wasted.
Generate instead Waste
The manufacturer of the Genius virtual reality trainer promises, to produce e.g. 36 watts at an assumed slope of 2.5% and an average speed of 20 km/h, see:
Using the parameters above, a total of 5,76 kWh could be produced when the excercise bike would be used 8 h a day for 20 days.
So, energy-conscious fitness enthusiasts could partly produce the energy for their subsequent energy-intensive sauna sessions themselves.
Copy: Angela Budde
Picture: Tacx B.V.
10 January 2014