What inspired the design concept? How does it work?

 

Research & Development

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Directionality: bio-mimicry

Heart® has a top and a bottom, a front and a back. Drawing inspiration from nature, the design naturally elicits an aerodynamic, ergonomic flow when moved in both air and water.


Curvature: hyperbolic parabola

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3 integral handles

  • 1 central handle for solo movement patterns that cross the midline of the body
  • 2 outer handles for solo work to open the shoulders and strengthen the back, and for group work to be grasped by two people side-by-side