Modified Snow Shovel is Safer and More Ergonomic - Designed by InventHelp Client (AUP-706)

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InventHelp is submitting this idea, THE SHOULDER SHOVEL, to appropriate companies for their review.

After watching a news story stating that on average 100 people die from heart attacks and strokes, and over 1,200 are hospitalized with injuries from shoveling snow each year in the United States, artist and inventor David V. Yancey of Burnet, Texas, decided there must be a safer and more efficient way to shovel snow or any other heavy material.

David says, "I was also surprised to learn that it takes approximately 16 pounds of upward force to lift 6 pounds of snow using a traditional snow shovel. Obviously, this is very inefficient and dangerous, so I decided that there must be a safer and more efficient way to do this task."

David then sat down to design and create an ergonomically superior prototype of his snow shovel vision and called it THE patent-pending SHOULDER SHOVEL, which provides an easier, quicker and safer way to shovel snow. THE SHOULDER SHOVEL's unique design reduces the strain to a person's arms, hands and most of all back by distributing the load as well as allowing the user to stand more upright when shoveling which takes the brunt of the work off the back.

Though primarily a snow shovel now, David envisions that THE SHOULDER SHOVEL will eventually be a multi-tool with removable heads to perform other tasks, such as shoveling gravel and dirt, pitching hay, scraping floors, push brooms and even do yard work with a rechargeable grass-trimmer head. The idea is patent-pending.

The original design was submitted to the Austin office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 15-AUP-706, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp's Invention Submission Services at -

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