Electro-Stimulation Bicycle

Inventors Young Sam Chun and Hyoung Tae Kim of Korea were recently granted Patent No. 11,458,310 for an "electro-stimulation type indoor bicycle." If I'm reading the patent correctly, it gives you an electric shock if you pedal too slow:

the electrical stimulation indoor bike can be characterized in that the control unit controls the electrical stimulation unit so as to generate stronger electrical stimulation than electrical stimulation corresponding to the speed profile, when a rotation speed of the pedal is slower than that of being defined in the speed profile.

     Posted By: Alex - Fri Apr 07, 2023
     Category: Exercise and Fitness | Patents

Just what is needed for the closet autosadist that won't leave a mark.
Posted by KDP on 04/07/23 at 10:37 AM
Almost as good as the Happiness Hat.

The Happiness Hat has a sensor that can tell if the wearer is flexing the muscles involved in smiling.

If not, it pokes them in the back of the head with a tack.

Happiness hat
Posted by D Goop on 04/07/23 at 12:46 PM
Certainly wouldn't motivate me to exercise!
Posted by Teri on 04/07/23 at 11:26 PM
D Goop, when you said "Happiness hat", I thought it was the Ren and Skimpy Happiness helmet. Now that's a product employers would be proud to have their employees wear!
Posted by Yudith on 04/08/23 at 06:49 AM
Looks like something the North Koreans would be interested in…
Posted by Brian on 04/13/23 at 12:02 PM
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