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The ARC: a game changing device for relief of neck/back pain and makes any chair ergonomic for perfect posture! Use it lying or sitting

Baltimore, MD Design
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Check out Baltimore Business Journal and read about The ARC!!
Check out Baltimore Business Journal and read about The ARC!!
Check out The ARC!
Check out The ARC!
Read about The ARC!
Read about The ARC!
 

 The ARC is created by Dr. Gene Shirokobrod a renowned physical therapist and Discovery Channel's Big Brain Theory winning engineer, Corey Fleischer, for a simple reason....RELIEF! 

The ARC may be small, but it’s exceptionally versatile. It can be used lying down to relieve neck pain or used while sitting in a chair for perfect posture, as well as upper back stretches and exercises for back tension relief. 

The innovative, yet simple design of The ARC uses the body’s own weight, coupled with a scientifically designed suspension system and strategically placed tension point inserts for muscle relaxation. As a result, users will experience almost instant tension and discomfort relief, making The ARC a game changing device.

EVERYONE sits. Whether it's at work, home, commuting, traveling or simply resting, sitting is a common activity performed by everyone. Sitting for prolonged periods is typically uncomfortable, commonly resulting in tension on your neck, back and even shoulders.  By placing The ARC at the mid-back, it creates perfect spinal alignment. If you slump, The ARC will slide down the chair and remind you to restore good postural mechanics!

If you HAVE to sit, at least do it right with The ARC!
If you HAVE to sit, at least do it right with The ARC!
The ARC comes in two sizes! Use our sizing chart by clicking on the image. The smaller ARC is best for 5'4" and shorter.
The ARC comes in two sizes! Use our sizing chart by clicking on the image. The smaller ARC is best for 5'4" and shorter.
                     

Relief from neck muscle tension by simply lying down on it!

Lying on The ARC for 10-15 minutes places the neck in a neutral curve. The pressure inserts relieve muscle tension.
Lying on The ARC for 10-15 minutes places the neck in a neutral curve. The pressure inserts relieve muscle tension.

Use The ARC with any Chair!

Take The ARC with you and use it on ANY chair!
Take The ARC with you and use it on ANY chair!

 The ARC is based on biomechanics, physics and tissue physiology. We have undergone several 3D printed prototype variations until the perfect one was created. 

How we make the 3D Printed arc prototypes and 3D printed package.

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3D printed prototype progression over 12 month period of testing and feedback
3D printed prototype progression over 12 month period of testing and feedback

 The ARC is a safe, effective, and portable solution for neck and back tension relief. Use it on any chair, anywhere!

Perfect posture in the car without anyone knowing!
Perfect posture in the car without anyone knowing!
Perfect posture at work!
Perfect posture at work!

 Relieve muscle tension by performing stretches

Less stress and improved blood flow to the muscles= sweet relief!
Less stress and improved blood flow to the muscles= sweet relief!

Use in class!

Dr. Gene demonstrating The ARC to University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy students!
Dr. Gene demonstrating The ARC to University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy students!

 To be made in the USA! 

Manufacturing is set up and ready to go in the USA once the Kickstarter campaign is successful!
Manufacturing is set up and ready to go in the USA once the Kickstarter campaign is successful!
Coffee Mug Reward!!
Coffee Mug Reward!!

The creators of The ARC

Corey Fleischer: Mechanical Engineer & Gene Shirokobrod: Doctor of Physical Therapy
Corey Fleischer: Mechanical Engineer & Gene Shirokobrod: Doctor of Physical Therapy
The Verve Team
The Verve Team

Risks and challenges

We have been working hard to establish a reliable USA based manufacturer for production of The ARC. We are happy to say that we were successful in doing that. Once Kickstarter is completed The ARC will be made in the USA and shipped to backers. As has been our goal from the beginning we will regularly update all the backers on the process from start to finish. You guys are part of this and we plan on making sure that continues throughout the Kickstarter journey. We will hope for the best and in case delays happen you guys will know whats going on and how we plan to fix it!

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FAQ

  • We understand that some families are tall and some are not. Therefore, if you pledge for the ARC family package you will have the option to choose two of the same sized ARC's!

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  • From our research we have found that individuals 5'4" and taller generally benefit from the regular sized ARC. To be absolutely sure we have a ARC measure tool which can be printed from our website (http://www.goarcnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/arc-measuring-tool-rev3.jpg). We are also working on a fitting video and an info graphic. Once we conclude with a successful campaign we will send out a survey with another round of instructions on fitting. We are adding a redundancy to make sure everyone has the proper size. We will make sure everyone has the proper size!

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  • If you pledge for the Ergonomic Assessment package you will get a 3D printed ARC delivered months before full production ARC's. Once we conclude production you will also get the ARC family package. On top of that you will receive a complete ergonomic assessment of any space you choose which can include home or office over a video conference with Dr. Gene Shirokobrod, one of the creators of the ARC. The assessment will look at sitting mechanics, proper positioning of workstation and recommendations for exercises.

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    Pledge $1 or more

    6 backers

    Helping others experience relief from pain is priceless....but in this case $1 helps too! Thanks for the support!

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    2 backers

    Coffee is not only delicious but good for your head! Caffeine reduces the throbbing in your head and lets you keep on rocking! Enjoy your favorite cup o' joe with this stainless steel, BPA liner free mug!

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    Pledge $25 or more

    100 backers All gone!

    SUPER early bird special: Get a regular OR smaller ARC for the lowest possible price!

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    Pledge $30 or more

    200 backers All gone!

    Early bird special: Get a regular OR small ARC for a kickstarter special price. Good for the neck great for the wallet!

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    Pledge $35 or more

    208 backers

    The ARC: Get a regular or small ARC for a less than retail price just because kickstarters are awesome! Your neck and back will thank you!

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    119 backers

    The ARC family package: Get a regular sized and smaller sized ARC for every size neck in the family. Keep one in the office and one at home. Or get two and keep one in the car, the office, at home and in the bag!

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    11 backers Limited (19 left of 30)

    The 3D printed package: Get The ARC family package along with a 3D printed ARC that will be delivered months before full production ARC are ready!

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    0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)

    The Ergonomic Assessment package: Get the 3D printed package plus an ergonomic assessment of any space of your choosing with Dr. Gene Shirokobrod via Google Hangouts (or similar video conferencing service)!

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    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

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