Back Hammock: Lumbar Support for Standing Desk Users

A project in Boston, MA by ActiveWork

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Make standing comfortable | Stay active | Relieve back pain
Backers: 27
Average Pledge Per Backer: $83

Funded: $2,240 of $2,000
Dates: Nov 9th -> Dec 9th (30 days)
Project By: ActiveWork
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Latest News

Last day of our back hammock campaign!

December 9th - via:
Hi every one,  Today it is the last day of our back hammock campaign!  In the past 30 days, we learned a lot and it is so fulfilling at this point.   What a journey! Hooray and thank you!  Let us get to the finish line!   (Read More)

Unbelievable! We just hit our goal :)

December 5th - via:
We just got notified that the back hammock campaign just hit the goal!  WoW, what a journey!  This is our 1st KC launch.  We started with knowing NOTHING about crowdfunding and DIYed everything from content development to video creation.  We do... (Read More)

Final assembly!

December 4th - via:
Hi guys,  Quick update.  The manufacturing of c-clamp and smart clip has been completed!  Now it is in the final stage to assemble the back hammock!  Our KC campaign is still ongoing! Really appreciate your support!... (Read More)

Back Hammock now is more stretchy and flexible

December 3rd - via:
hi guys,  Another quick update.  We make the back hammock more stretchy and flexible with the new neoprene materials.  You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 Our KC campaign is... (Read More)

Back Hammock production update #2: more flexible and more ergonomic

December 2nd - via:
hi guys,  Back hammock production is going as planned and expected to complete around 12/10.   In production, we also use a new type of latex-free neoprene, which is equally durable but softer so it can fit the waist with increased comfort.  ... (Read More)

It always seems impossible until it’s done

December 1st - via:
Nelson Mandela once said: “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Yes, we are getting there and thanks for all the 20+ supporters and 50+ followers!  Let us go!  Our KC campaign is still ongoing! Really appreciate your support!... (Read More)

Back Hammock production in progress and pictures!

November 30th - via:
hi guys,  Just want to share some production pictures.  The back hammock production is going under planned and started assembly!  Our KC campaign is still ongoing! Really appreciate your support!... (Read More)

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24th - via:
For all the backers and supporters, Happy Thanksgiving!   (Read More)

Great progress and way to go!

November 19th - via:
hi guys, happy weekend!  Hope you had a nice week and enjoy the FIFA World cup :) Today (11/19) marks the 10th day for the Back Hammock Kickstarter campaign! We have made great progress and thank you for all the support! We are getting there and... (Read More)

Back Hammock Production started on 11/10 and on track now!

November 17th - via:
Hi guys, just want to provide an update that back hammock production already started on 11/10.   The manufacturer confirmed with us today that everything is on track and we should have the product ready in early December.  Hooray!  Our KC campaign... (Read More)

How can you adjust the Back Hammock to fit to your waist?

November 16th - via:
While we design the back hammock,  another challenge is how to make it easy to adjust for different waist size. We tested multiple prototypes including round loop strap and button fastener, and eventually landed on the straight elastic strap +... (Read More)

A good article about Back Care and Standing from Cornell University professor

November 15th - via:
Hi guys,  We want to share a good article about back care and standing,  written by Alan Hedge, a Cornell University professor specializing in ergonomics.  Some key insights are quoted here:  "The lower back is probably the most used part of the... (Read More)

Smart clip: the magic behind the back hammock

November 13th - via:
Happy Sunday!  Today, we want to share how we try to design the best user experience with the hammock.  During the design phases, one key feature that we were testing is how to put on and release off the hammock easily.  We do not want to let you... (Read More)

Worried about stuck in the hammock? We got it solved!

November 12th - via:
During the design phases, we heard feedback about how to avoid being stuck in the hammock in case of emergency.   This is a good question as safety is always our 1st concern!   We came up two solutions for this.   1. unique strap clip  This... (Read More)

How to prevent tipping the desk over? Elastic straps!

November 10th - via:
When we developed the hammock, one challenge is to prevent the hammock tipping the standing desk over.   At beginning, we used hard nylon strap on the hammock.  It did not work as it gives hard pull toward the desk.   Eventually, we make the the... (Read More)

Back Hammock Day 1!

November 10th - via:
hi guys,  We are so excited to launch Back Hammock on KS!  This is a product developed based on our own experiences as standing desk users.  We love our standing desk, but want to solve one simple problem: how to make standing more comfortable? ... (Read More)

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