Are you familiar with neck pain and tension after a long 8 or 9 hours working day in the office? Are you currently sitting in the home office without ergonomic furniture, with poor posture and back problems? That is why we developed equil neck, the wearable health coach. It ensures that you no longer fall into an unergonomic posture at your workplace and thus proactively prevents tension in the shoulder neck area. It's time to finally make office work healthier!
We developed the equil neck, the health coach to wear. It is a textile belt which can easily be attached under any top with magnets. Thus, it is almost invisible!
The equil neck is equipped with sensors and analyzes your posture while you are working at your desk. It detects when you are in an unergonomic posture, then alerts you via a gentle vibration or via your smartphone and asks you to correct your posture.
This trains your subconscious and your body awareness, and you will better and better recognize on your own when you are in an unergonomic posture. On the long run, you are trained to stop adopting them. This tackles the problem at its source and prevents the occurrence of tension!
In addition, we have developed an app that shows you how your posture was during the day and how many tense and relaxed phases you had. By using this information, your personal neck score is calculated. This is a number between 0 and 100 that tells you how good the health condition of your shoulder and neck muscles is.
An individualized training program recommends video exercises at the right moment that fit to the condition of your neck and relieve your shoulder and neck muscles. All exercises are designed in such a way that they can be easily carried out in the workplace without much time effort.
By that, we want to fight shoulder and neck complaints and banish tension from the workplace!
What is the project goal and who is the project for?
Our goal is to further develop the equil neck, to successfully launch it on the market and to finally make our working life healthier - because neck pain at work should not restrict us!
The target group includes everyone who spends a lot of time at the desk and wants to improve ones health at work, who suffers from shoulder and neck pain and who wants to work without tension, but doesn't have the time and motivation for regular, weekly visits at the physiotherapist's and to carry out the exercises that the physiotherapists recommend to do.
The equil neck is also for all those who simply want to work healthier, proactively prevent tension and who want to pay more attention to their posture.
Are you interested in technology and always want to get to know new products and their underlying technology? Then you also belong to our target group! Get our equil neck and test the functionality and get to know our sensor technology and AI.
Why would you support this project?
Everyone who currently works in the home office or spends a lot of time at the desk in the office knows the problem: tension and pain in the shoulder-neck area from poor posture and lack of ergonomic office furniture.
We fight against tension and help to get rid of it, to improve posture and even to proactively prevent tension by training the subconscious and body awareness.
Anyone who finally wants to get rid of tension without a lot of time effort and with a long-term effect and who wants to learn to work healthier can hereby contribute to a healthier world of work.
How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?
We use the funding to further develop the equil neck and to successfully manage the market launch in order to help people in the office and in the home office to get rid of their tension and to work healthier. It is used to implement our mission to finally make our world of work healthier.
Who are the people behind the project?
The idea comes from our CEO, physiotherapist and medical technology engineer Constantin. He himself had a lot of patients with shoulder and neck pain and wanted not only to treat their symptoms, but to help them on the long run and with sustainable effect. He was looking for a solution with which he could start where the problem arises - while working on the screen. The idea of the equil neck was born.
The team is completed by Lukas, a computer science student who develops the artificial intelligence and the app, and Vanessa for marketing and business administration.