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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 9 2014
$16,652
pledged of $75,000pledged of $75,000 goal
146
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 9 2014

About

We built the Glyder for people like ourselves who sit at their desk for hours a day and want to get their bodies moving.

Using the Glyder for thirty minutes to an hour day will help you lose weight and stay healthy at work.

These long static hours offer the perfect opportunity to perform light sedentary activities. The Compactix Glyder works on electromagnetic resistance and allows you to glide silently. Sync it up with your smartphone via Bluetooth in order to adjust resistance and track performance.

Performing even the lightest of exercise activities throughout the day can lead to an improvement in health. If you burn just an additional 100 calories a day, that amounts to 3,000 calories a month. These are calories that would not have been burned otherwise and will gradually result in weight loss.

By gliding your legs and getting your muscles to work, blood circulation increases and energy levels rise, which results in reduced fatigue and stress.

While there are various new products that aim to tackle the modern problem of excessive sitting at work, such as standing-desks and treadmill-desks, we've created a device that is both affordable and effective, without interrupting your work or disturbing your colleagues. The Glyder lies under your desk and you place your feet on the pedals, moving them forwards and backwards in a gliding motion. This allows you to exercise discretely without standing up or worrying about hitting your desk with your knees.

The Glyder works on electromagnetic resistance, which allows you to adjust resistance levels either with the knob on the device itself or via a Bluetooth connected smartphone app.
The device is powered by electricity and fits both US (110V) and European (220V) voltages.
 

Our simple dashboard provides you with clear data about your workout so that you can see that you're on track!  Set goals by yourself or with your colleagues and make sure you achieve them.

Since we want our product to fit each individual, we designed it so that the pedals are adjustable for different widths.


We know that silence can be critical to getting your work done efficiently without bothering your colleagues. The pedals are connected to rails that work on electromagnetic resistance, which allows you to glide without friction that generates noise.

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The Glyder is the product of over a year of hard work. We've tested a series of models and various mechanisms. As you can see, it was extremely important for us to combine both function and style.

Our team comes from a wide variety of backgrounds, including product design, engineering and operations. The concept of the Glyder came to mind quite a few years ago, since like most modern workers we sit at our desk for eight to ten hours a day. After work, you'll find us at the gym, playing tennis or running. However, we feel we could be spending most of our day in a healthier manner than just sitting in front of our computers. Now, with the advent of crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter, we're able to bring our idea to life.

Risks and challenges

Hardware projects may have unexpected obstacles which cause delays. In terms of product and engineering, we may introduce minor modifications as we mass-produce the device. Its overall structure and mechanism will remain intact, but depending on our manufacturing partners, we might make slight internal adjustments. Some of the longest delays can arise if we are dissatisfied with the quality of the work produced by our factories. That's why we've decided to employ a professional sourcing company that has wide experience in the industry and will help us select the optimal manufacturing partners.

We've composed a team of top product engineers, industrial designers, software engineers and sourcing partners to design and manufacture a polished product that will operate smoothly and reliably.

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