The AutoSpot was designed by myself and a classmate at the University of South Florida in my senior year.

The intention of this device is to allow a person to bench press without the aid of a spotter. If the weightlifter is unable to lift the weights, he/she can kick the foot pedal and the electric motor engages to assist the lifter in pulling the weight off.


 

 

 

 

 

 

The animated GIF below shows what the system would look like if the motor was engaged to assist the lifter.

 

 

 

 
This video was used to display the features of the AutoSpot to my senior design class. Click on the image to play the video.

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