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$12,447
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
253
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, January 26 2014 7:06 PM UTC +00:00

About

We all know someone that has neck soreness. It might be a family member, a friend or even you. 

Using the ARC
Using the ARC

The ARC was created by a Physical Therapist to be an effective and simple solution for neck pain that can be easily used by anyone!

We have created a safe, portable and effective product for dealing with neck soreness. The foundation of the device is grounded in neck biomechanics and muscle physiology principals. Engineered to be safe for daily use, The ARC works by creating relaxation, through passive pressure of neck muscles, which are commonly tight and sore. All you do is lie down on pressure inserts to relax the neck muscles!

We worked through several prototypes until we finally created a perfect blend of portability, effectiveness and ease of use. Discovery Channels Big Brain Theory winner Corey Fleischer designed and created The ARC prototypes via 3D printing!

Left: Original 3D printed prototype with adjustable pressure points.  Right: Latest 3D printed Prototype painted
Left: Original 3D printed prototype with adjustable pressure points. Right: Latest 3D printed Prototype painted

The ARC comes in two sizes Regular and Small:  click on the link for the measuring tool: http://www.goarcnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/arc-measuring-tool-rev3.jpg 

Small and Regular
Small and Regular

 Who can benefit from using The ARC:

  • Individuals who spend hours in front of computers or looking down at tablets or phones
  • Migraine and headache sufferers as a result of neck muscle referral pain
  • Gamers
  • Martial Artists
  • Musicians
  • Individuals that carry tension in their upper shoulders
  • Athletes
  • Travelers (flying and driving)
  • Any one with neck soreness, stiffness or pain!
10 minutes on The ARC will relieve stress and tension!
10 minutes on The ARC will relieve stress and tension!

Manufacturing and Production of the ARC

 The Arc was designed to be manufactured via plastic extrusion so that the first orders could be created from simple tooling. There are many small scale custom plastic extrusion company’s in the US. We are currently in contact with a select few to determine the best relationship for us and the production of the ARC. The startup tooling will cost ~$3k per die. To fill our first orders we will require 5 different dies to be made, 2 for each of the arc sizes, and one die for the bumper inserts. Once we choose the best manufacturer for the ARC we will go to production to meet the Kickstarter orders. Production will include, aside from the aforementioned tooling costs--top quality plastic, molding for the bumpers and assembly. We plan on doing a short order run once we have tooling to determine the quality of the ARC and make sure it is suitable for greater production and more importantly safe, durable and effective to use.

Risks and challenges

We set out to create a product that is not only effective but portable as well. Portability means durability so we are looking at the best materials for the ARC. We have been in contact with several manufacturers and outlined the materials we plan to use.

The manufacturing process, packaging, and perfecting of the ARC will take a few months. We are estimating shipping in late spring of 2014. We plan to keep the kickstarter backers regularly updated through a blog which will also include tips on maintaining a healthy well-being.

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    The support of the community to create a product that can help many with a small, yet greatly appreciated amount.

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    The EARLY BIRD SPECIAL. Get an ARC with a regular stiffness pressure insert for a special KICKSTARTER price.

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    The Starter Package: Get an ARC with regular stiffness pressure insert and say goodbye to neck soreness.

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    The ARC family package: Get a regular size ARC and smaller ARC for all size necks in the family.

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    The Early Adopter Package: You get a 3D printed ARC which is delivered much sooner than full production version. On top of that you get a full ARC family package!

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    The Meet the Team Package: Have lunch with the Verve team including Corey Fleischer, the winner of Discovery Channels Big Brain Theory. You will also get a ARC signed by the ARC team.

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