Sit active - be Fit - stay Healthy
Physical activity is one of the most important things we can do for our body's physical and mental health. But millions of us sit still for long periods of time and studies show that it's killing us. We developed the MÜV chair to keep your body active while you sit.
One day while walking through the office I noticed co-workers slouched in their chairs, just like we did when we were in school.
One person was sitting on a yoga ball but his posture was terrible because the height of the ball wasn't adjustable, an ergonomic nightmare. So we went to the drawing board...
To keep your body and mind from falling asleep we found that the farther the pivot point is from the floor, the better. So we put it directly under your seat. A full 360 degree wobble causes instability, which engages your CORE, activates your MIND, encourages your body to FIDGET and promotes perfect POSTURE. All while getting a powerful core-strengthening workout.
The tractor seat is a tried and proven design from the past. It follows the contours of your seat, which allows for full core engagement, as opposed to sitting on a typical flat seat or a round ball. Everyone comments that the seat is "all day comfortable".
A pneumatic lift allows the height to adjust over 5", enough to suit ANYONE who wants to improve their physical and mental health. MUV chair accommodates almost everyone, from grade school children to senior citizens.
Back Our Project!
If you back our project and choose to be active while you sit, not only will you be saving a bunch of money off the $299 expected retail, you also get to choose a color for your MUV chair. You also have the option to upgrade the wheels. *Choose color after campaign ends.
We need your pledge to make this project happen. We have finalized the design and need to move past one-at-a-time, 3D printed and custom fabricated components. With your support we will be able to manufacture the MUV chairs with the highest quality parts on a large scale and improve the health of many more people.
We didn't understand the magnitude of what we created until everyone started pointing us to the hundreds of studies that show "Sitting is Killing us" and "Sitting is the new Smoking".
"Love my MUV chair" writes Harvey J. (football player) - on right"While attending SEMA this year, these guys asked me to test out
this stool. I was skeptical, it didn't look like the big recliner I have back at my desk. Now like most people, I've had back issues from time to time and walking the isles at SEMA had not helped matters. After sitting down it took me a second to wrap my head around the concept of the chair. To make a long story short....I came back to visit my new friends often, throughout the week. I gladly helped "test" the chair and convinced many others to try it. I was hooked! My back felt great and I left rejuvenated every visit. I was lucky enough to get one of the prototypes after the show and have been loving it ever since.Everyone needs a MUV chair."
Risks and challenges
Zero5 Innovations has been manufacturing high quality products since 2005. We've made it a priority from the very beginning to involve our partner manufacturers and vendors in every step of the design process, catching issues before they have a chance to become problems. Members of our team include design engineers, mechanical engineers and a manufacturing engineer.
We have the tooling for all of the MUV chair components designed and plan to place the orders to have the tooling built at the end of March 2017. We'll be reviewing samples of each component in early May. June 2017 is our shipping goal for the first wave. Production will ramp up for larger volumes to ship in July. Final shipment early August.
End of March - campaign successfully funded and tooling orders placed.
End of April - tooling completed.
Early May - production samples approved.
Early June - 1st wave of MUV chairs inspected and shipped to Super Early Backers.
July - 2nd wave of MUV chairs shipped to our loyal Early Backers.
Early August - All MUV chairs shipped.
- (29 days)