Muista Active Chair: Freedom To Rock and Fidget At Work
Muista Active Chair: Freedom To Rock and Fidget At Work
Interchangeable Sitting Positions • Balance Exercise • Muscle Stimulation • Stress Relief • Welcome Back, Sitting!
Interchangeable Sitting Positions • Balance Exercise • Muscle Stimulation • Stress Relief • Welcome Back, Sitting! Read more
About this project
A number of studies have shown that any kind of inactivity – no matter if you sit or stand – is close to lethal for our bodies. Science gives us bad news, but also provides solutions:
One thing is quite clear – to make for a worthy companion for our behinds in the current computer era, chairs have to not only support but keep our working bodies active and healthy.
We say WELCOME BACK, SITTING and unveil for you Muista – an evolved chair that will free your dancing, swaying and fidgeting impulses while sitting – guiding you away from prolonged inactivity.
Relaxation combined with a healthy amount of micro-movements is our recipe for a lively balance between rest and stimulation throughout the working day.
Unrestricted swaying, wiggling and fidgeting will help your mind concentrate while at work and relax in social sit-ins.
Our own real-life tests have shown that Muista makes for a precious companion in face-to-face chats. The fidgeting, swaying and wiggling adds a surprisingly rich non-verbal dimension to conversations, helping you relax tensions and even express your thoughts more freely.
Imagine what Muistas can do for your business meetings!
Take a break from standing. While resting your legs, entertain your core muscles and sense of balance. Equipped with two levels of foot-rests, Muista Big gives you even more freedom to move and change positions.
Also, being taller, Muista Big has a wider swaying range, which allows even deeper muscle stimulation – an exercise that tickles your senses into a massage-like feeling.
Both Muista chair designs stand out among other active chairs in that each one comes with two healthy interchangeable sitting positions. Since both of these engage slightly different muscles, switching between the two modes gives one of your muscle groups a workout leaving the other to rest until you change position.
Being a multi-posture motion chair, Muista will take care to set rhythm and structure into your sitting time.
This sitting position applies most pressure of your body weight to the sitting bones, freeing up your thighs and crotch area, hereupon allowing for internal body fluids to flow more freely.
Saddle mode could take some learning – muscles previously spoiled into flabby inactivity while seated at regular chairs will now be propelled into action. So don’t fret if your muscles and sitting bone area feel awry at first, this position gets increasingly comfy as your body adapts to the new kind of sitting.
Be it as it may, Muista likes to keep it lax – when you feel you had enough of Saddle, just switch to Bench.
This sitting position relieves the pressure from the sitting bones giving a rest to the muscles that were active in saddle position.
The convex shape of the seat impels your spine into an optimal curve relieving it of the usual strain of sitting on a chair. Like saddle, bench helps to align your body and strengthen your core.
The rocking function opens a world of possibilities for moving while sitting, trains your core muscles, improving your body’s sense of balance, stability and coordination. Besides exercising your body, swaying also increases concentration and sharpens your mind.
It’s recommended for people to train their sense of balance as early as possible and maintain it for as long as possible. The benefits are wide – from preventing falls to better overall body awareness.
The unstable base of the Muista Chair offers everyone a way to stay active while sitting, develop and maintain balance. Being unstable, Muista chairs are also an educational tool for sitters young and old about caution – the round base is flexible and can tumble down if you put too much heart into swaying... :)
So, within reasonable deviation, Muista chairs are suitable for all ages, just with caution and awareness of the possibilities of you + Muista + movement + floor.
Meet physical therapist Rasa. She is creating a video manual on how to get the most health benefits from the Muista Chair, weaving an optimal rhythm of changing positions and moving while sitting.
The manual will also include an additional exercise programme using the Muista for those determined to go even further with activating their bodies.
The Muista seat is stuffed with buckwheat hulls, a material perfectly suited for a chair seat for the following properties:
Buckwheat hulls will give your buttocks a healthy balance between comfort and exercise. This material is firm enough to let your buttocks feel for itself when it is time to fidget, sway, dance or even stand up. It will exercise your buttocks muscles and encourage you to frequently change position, making them firmer and perkier over time.
Not convinced? Buckwheat hulls are even used for medical purposes to prevent bedsores.
We will inquire about your cushion (and rope for Muista Big) color choices after the campaign. You’ll be able to choose at least from 3 colors.
The wood veneer color is a less simple deal. We will have to stick to one color when it comes to mass production at the current campaign goal, and our research shows users’ preference for Yellow Muistas. However, if our campaign goal is exceeded, we will be able to offer the choice of 2 or more colors.
Due to the availability of materials at the production time, the colors of the final product and campaign pictures may differ. We will, however, match them as close as possible to the shown ones when the time comes to order materials.
The producers of all Muista Chair components are located in the EU – Lithuania and Poland. The Muistas will ship from Lithuania via the Post. All rewards will be insured and tracked.
Shipping charges depend on your location. We evaluated and made note of the shipping costs to most of the world. Backers based in the EU, apart from shipping, will have no additional duties or taxes. However, backers outside of the EU should have in mind that their rewards may incur additional taxes or customs charges.
Reaching the £52,000 campaign goal will allow us to launch a first minimum order run for 200 Muista chairs. Minus the campaign costs, this quantity will cover the basic equipment costs needed for the start of cost-effective mass production of Muista chairs.
Risks and challenges
We calculated and re-calculated the timeline, and we believe it’s as close to reality as it can be. However, never overestimate the complexities and unknowns of mass production. Manufacturing errors and other unforeseen events are always a possibility. So, it would be careless of us to guarantee exact delivery dates. What we can guarantee is that all our energy and concentration will be channelled into timely delivery and that backers will receive clear communication about any significant developments.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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