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Ergonomic Dog Leash Handle

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Current dog leashes are over-simplified and increase injury to the dog and owner when extreme and abrupt tension is applied to the leash.

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people visited the emergency room in 2017 for injuries related to dog walking - top three are hip fractures, wrist, and upper arm fractures.
today.com/health/dog-walking-injuries-are-rise-especially-among-women-new-study-t149985

HOW COULD WE...
DESIGN THE HANDLE OF A DOG WALKING LEASH TO PROVIDE MAXIMAL CONTROL + STABILITY FOR REACTIVE DOG WALKERS, ALL WHILE PREVENTING INJURY AND REDUCING THE REQUIRED GRIP STRENGTH IN ORDER TO APPLY SUFFICIENT RESISTANCE TO PULLING.

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85lb = 283 Newtons

dogs can generate horizontal forces more than 75% of their body weight when charging or pulling.
https://sites.google.com/a/dandoggy.com/dandoggy-com/advanced-articles/how-much-can-a-dog-pull