Suppose you could relieve back and neck tension (while also improving your posture)? What if you didn’t have to do anything - you could just have your chair do it for you? Now you can, we're so excited to introduce Posture Keeper.
Do you feel neck, shoulder or back pain at the end of the workday? The cause is simple: you’re leaning forward and/or hunching over your keyboard, unaware of the cumulative injury that your poor posture is causing in your body each day.
On average, you're likely to be sitting more than 7 hours a day. Combine constant sitting with prolonged poor posture and it’s no wonder you’re in pain. Pain makes it impossible to concentrate at work and you’re filled with dread knowing tomorrow it’s all going to start again.
Now you can end that cycle of pain. Posture Keeper will help you sit upright and support your lower back while you work. The unique design eases lower back pain, making you more productive. It will take your mind off your back and let you finally focus on your work.
Leaning Forward is the Problem
Leaning forward and hunching over the computer is the number one cause of persistent neck and back pain in the workplace, according to our research.
Current posture trainer products in the market address some issues, but miss the root cause. They rely on your ability to be aware that you are leaning forward. Most people are unaware that they are hunching over and/or slouching.
When you lean forward, it causes Forward Head Posture.
Posture Keeper focuses on reducing Forward Head Posture (FHP) which is becoming a major health issue in a work world filled with smartphones, laptops and computer monitors.
When you use Posture Keeper, the straps gently rest on your shoulders. the moment you start to lean forward, you will know right away, which then allows you to self-correct and avoid the painful effects of prolonged poor posture.
Most people are not aware that they are slouching or leaning forward.
The Posture Keeper is designed to make you feel comfortable. You adjust and secure the lumbar support to the exact position that’s right for you. You only have to do this once. Simply snap the Posture Keeper in place and begin working.
Posture Keeper was designed to fit a wide range of chairs. It can be installed on almost any chair with a back height of 18” to 33”. Use it anywhere you have to sit for long periods of time at home or at work
Posture Keeper Helps The Root Causes of Neck, Back, and Shoulder Pain
About 1 out of 3 working adults experience some form of back pain at work. It is the most common job-related disability and the leading reason why employees miss work days.
Years of slouching wear away at your spine, making it more fragile and prone to injury, in addition to creating other health concerns.
Nearly 70% of American are taking prescription drugs to help with chronic aches and pains. Taking medication over a long period of time is not good for your body. Posture Keep is a drug-free solution that you can set up in less than 30 seconds. Prevention is the key. If you can prevent the poor sitting posture, then you won't have to take unnecessary medication.
Rounded shoulders and the rounding of the upper back seriously affects the health of your neck. Leaning your body forward puts considerable pressure on your spine, which affects other parts of your body, like your lower back, neck, shoulders, wrist and other joints.
Most people don't realize that poor sitting posture also affects their standing posture. Left unchecked, poor posture leads to Thoracic Kyphosis, as well as, Forward Head Posture (FHP). Both are detrimental to your health and well-being.
Posture Keeper is for all ages.
Do you find yourself nagging your kids to sit up straight or to stop slouching? What kid even knows what posture is. or remembers it even if you teach them? Heck, it's hard enough for adults to be aware. Posture Keeper helps your kids sit upright, whether they are on the computer doing their homework or playing computer games.
There is overwhelming evidence that having proper posture, whether you're sitting or standing, is good for your health.
Having the proper posture helps you look healthier, taller and, overall, more confident.
In the morning, you're pumped and raring to go. But, as the day wanes on, you start to slouch and hunch forward to your computer screen, putting tremendous stress on your spine. Before you know it, your neck, shoulders and back are killing you. When you feel tired, your body stops being able to hold itself upright. That’s because your muscles are fatigued. It’s not your fault that you start slouching.
Other times, you might get so engrossed in your work that you're not even aware you're practically kissing your computer monitor. The more you concentrate, the more likely you will hunch. Everyone does it. But, doing this for long periods of time is detrimental to your body and to your health..
Posture Keeper won't let you lean forward
Unlike other posture corrector or trainers, Posture Keeper stays on your chair. You only have to set it up once. You can slip on the straps easily.
Because it's on the chair, you won't forget to use it. AND when you're not using the straps, you can move it to the back of the chair and use the comfortable lumbar support.
Dozens of beta testers give their thumbs up to Posture Keeper.
I broke my husband’s old sewing machine and had to get another one. I also got a crash course on how to install a bobbin. Prior to that, I never sewed before. Luckily, I was able to sew up a good enough prototype to send to the factory for them to improve upon. There were also numerous trips to the office supply store to make sure that Posture Keeper fits most chairs in the marketplace. Interestingly enough, no one came over to ask me what I was doing. They probably thought I was crazy or something.
Why we need your helpOur mission is simple. We believe that people should be able to do their work effectively without experiencing pain. With your help, we can profoundly improve people's health and, thereby, productivity in the workplace.
It's super quick and easy to pledge
1. Select the rewards you want and add your credit card.
2. When the campaign ends, Kickstarter will notify you and collect your pledge
3. When its time to ship your order, we will send you a survey to confirm your shipping information.
You will be the very first group of people who will receive this patent-pending device. We will keep you update via email as well as this Kickstarter campaign page
This journey has not been as easy road to travel. What keeps me moving forward is knowing, in my heart of hearts, that Posture Keeper can truly help people improve their posture and help those living with pain, due to prolonged sitting, find tremendous relief.
There were so many people who helped me along the way. It all started with the encouragement of my good friend Perry Belcher, co-founder of Digital Marketer, who insisted that I discuss the Posture Keeper idea with Kevin Harrington, one of the original Shark Tank Investors. After seeing my drawings and video, Kevin encouraged me to pursue my concept. Then there is my team: Macy Tan, Declan Dunn, Amor Traceski, and Ken Lin who have been there for me and the project, every step of the way.
To all my friends and family who put up with my non-stop chatter and relentless pestering for them to try on and test-drive the different version of Posture Keeper.
To Sal Briggman of Crowdcrux, whose mentorship gave me a crash course in understanding how kickstarter works.
Special thanks to Dr. Christopher Colgin, who believed in the Posture Keeper mission and for his unwavering support. You can reach out to him here: email@example.com
Special thanks to Giles Dawe with Hyperstarter for helping us with our prelaunch strategy and ongoing marketing efforts.
Disclaimer: Posture Keeper is not a medical device and no medical claims are being made. It is designed as a lumbar support device with straps that are provided to hold a person upright and to prevent the forward-leaning behaviour. Should you have a medical condition, please consult with your doctor prior to using Posture Keeper.
A huge THANK YOU for taking the time to check our project out! If you are not able to support us with a pledge, we would appreciate your help in sharing our project with everyone you know on social media. Like, Follow or Tweet Us.
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Risks and challenges
We have come to Kickstarter for your help and to raise funds to go towards the product launch costs. With such a project there are always risks and challenges that we're going to face on the daily.
We have also taken every precaution possible to make sure Posture Keeper meets our strict quality standards. Now, with your support, we are ready to launch.
On-time delivery is the biggest challenge for any Kickstarter campaign. The delivery estimates we've put together represent our best effort at accounting for part lead times and unanticipated delays. We have a good relationship with the factory and we're deeply committed to ensuring that frequently update the backers with shipment status and delivery timeline.
Most importantly, like we have said, we will be completely open and transparent from start to finish. We will ensure everyone is kept well informed and up to date throughout the entire process.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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