About this project
How does the KneeAir Chair work?
A seat rack lets you tuck your feet underneath a seat ball, holds the peanut ball in place, and allows you forward and back movement on the supported seat ball (this in addition to up and down bouncing the seat ball gives you).
Your knees naturally rest on the front peanut ball by allowing your body to bounce forward and back for more productive desk and computer work. A strap keeps the knee peanut ball secure to the seat rack. You can adjust the seat height by adjusting the seat ball inflation or flipping the seat rack as one side is flat and the other side has a slight downward incline to allow the ball to guide forward.
The KneeAir Chair can be used at your home office, outdoor patio, or at work in the office. Sitting on the KneeAir Chair is actually quite fun and can be used by adults and high school teens.
The KneeAir Chair comes with an inflatable 55cm round ball, a 40cm x 80cm air peanut ball, a strap that wraps around the peanut ball and fastens to the seat rack front and bottom loop with end hooks, a Red Mahogany varnished wood seat rack with a front bottom loop, and a quality air pump. You can readily use either inflatable ball for yoga exercise.
After funding, you can select inflatable round and peanut ball colors from silver, blue, or green.
Here are a few reasons a bouncing chair is healthy for you.
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Ask In Your Face describes a benefit of bouncing on the lymph nodes,
Creating the KneeAir Chair
In early 2016 while visiting my mothers home, I found myself sitting while programming hours long uncomfortably on a folding chair so I took an air ball that was present and started bouncing lightly while working. Still my body wanted to lean slightly forward and rest my knees so the idea to use an air ball for a knee rest came to mind but how would it hold onto the inflatable ball I was sitting on and also allow my feet to fold inward? After searching on kinds of inflatable balls suitable for knees, the peanut ball appeared a perfect fit!
A personal experience using the KneeAir Chair
I've loved siting on my prototype KneeAir Chair the past three months and especially enjoy working bouncing lightly forward, back, up, and down while working. So far all my siblings and friends who've tried it break out with wide smiles enjoying the movement. The past week as of writing, a classroom of senior kids in an IT class at a Rye High School were excited to play with the KneeAir Chair and have plans to complete a videography contest.
The majority of production work will be on the seat rack. The wood work will be on my 42 acre farm where heavy duty machinery is already in place for building wood sheds.
All the seat racks and peanut straps are constructed to the same dimensions. Before shipping, your seat and peanut balls are tested to be free of any leak. Shipping is via United States Post Office Priority mail and a tracking number is messaged to you.
An early prototype to ease knee resting
Since the year 1999, a perennial quest to keep my knees comfortable while sitting on a wide assortment of ergonomic chairs has been a great challenge especially as I work programming and sit for long periods of time. Most had a thin foam to serve as a knee rest and hurt after sitting five minutes. The first year, I scoured stores in Phoenix Arizona searching for an ergonomic chair with a comfortable knee rest and finally settled for a ergonomic chair that fit well and replaced the knee rest with a Tempur-Pedic pillow. That chair broke within a half year, so I designed this chair made from copper pipes connected with bike seat adaptors. This is an picture taken the day before the chair was placed for recycle after twelve years of use.
The knee rest comprised three gel pads designed for wrists to rest on a desk. Finally my form factor could be adjusted and knees rested comfortably but after two years the gel pads formed groves for little support, started leaking sticky gel pieces, and my knees hurt after two hours of use. A temporary remedy was to rotate the knee gel pads. This chair found its home in a number of work sites for twelve years and a prototype was never recreated due to the cost and scarcity of copper plus the use of screws used to hold the pipes.
The KneeAir Chair is Patent Pending
Risks and challenges
100% satisfaction refund guaranteed.
Consult your doctor for advise about use of the KneeAir Chair if you are pregnant or have a bodily injury. As a precaution, you can increase the duration of use on a daily basis.
Here are a few safety tips:
While sitting on the KneeAir Chair, please bounce within reason and avoid dosing asleep. Do not store the inflatable balls near rough surfaces or near heat like radiators, stoves and open fires. Both balls are anti-burst, latex-free, have a non-slip finish, which helps them to grip surfaces.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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