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Several buildings on campus here employ lightwells,
areas within the building framework that are open to the
sky and which allow natural light in to even the lowest
levels. While this design certainly saves on electric
I think that more can be done with these areas than just
In the center of the lightwell floor I would put an air
cushion device of the type rescue units employ to save
jumpers, and at the topmost level, preferably at least
or six floors up (a dozen would be better) I would have this
lightwell access connected
solely to the stairs.
Persons wishing to lose weight would register once
sign a waiver, then have to climb ALL the flights of stairs.
There would be fingerprint scanners at all floors to ensure
that the participant climbed all the flights of stairs and
summarily unlock the door at the topmost level.
Upon attaining the top they would leap gleefully into
free space and enjoy the thrill of falling after their
exertions, with the POOF!
landing on the cushion. WHEEEEE!!
Thusly thrilled and empowered the participant would leap
from the bag and scamper up the stairs to do it again.
Weight loss is expected to surpass levels typically found in
Prior tracker system of weight loss punishment/reward
[xenzag, Oct 24 2020]
||Presumably the intention is that, having climbed the stairs, they then throw themselves off and land on the airbag ?
||If they don't jump, will they be pushed ?*
||A waiver is a good idea, because there is a significant risk of injury and indeed death. People will be hurt. There will be whimpering, yells of pain, moans of anguish.
||There needs to be a spectator's gallery. A pay-per-view webcam would be lucrative, particularly one that focuses on the expressions of the injured.
||*We would like to register our interest in the rôle of coward-pusher.
||// Throw themselves off //
||// a fingerprint scanner at all stair levels to record each persons progress //
||We suggest a one-way turnstile system, ensuring that "the only way is up" ... and then down ...
||Any checks to see if the additive exercise is keeping pace with bone density loss?