January, 2004

•Conceived the leg exerciser to help with knee exercises • realized the exercise potential of such a device at the office work station • began drafting up a crude exerciser out of wood.

March, April 2004

•Continued with design and also checked on-line to see if any such devices existed • started inquiries with a patent attorney to find out costs and paid $500 for Richard Johnson of Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala to do a patent search • also approached Rodney Gainer of the Innovation Resource Centre about the idea.

September, 2004

•I described the idea to businessman David George in Prince George who sells office supplies and furnishings and I received some encouragement.  This was done as a test of whether this could be a valid idea.