Double Dutch Service

Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2000 - $17,000

The automatic Double Dutch Device is a product that revolutionizes conventional rope-jumping. The product can be used for recreation, cardiovascular fitness, or to enhance coordination and agility. The device consists of two stations facing each other in mirror image relation that turn a pair of ropes 180 degrees out-of-phase.

This E-Team received continuing NCIIA support for the development and early stages of the commercialization of the device. Renewed funding helped refine the prototype, expand IP protection based on an initial patent granted, and make connections to begin marketing the product. The team leader recruited a new group of students and worked with them on further development and commercialization.